Touching up minor paintwork damage
To avoid the onset of rust, damaged paintwork should be rectified immediately.
Materials that may be needed
- Primer – a special adhesive primer in a spray can is available for e.g. plastic-coated bumpers.
- Basecoat and clearcoat - available in spray cans or as touch-up pens/sticks1.
- Masking tape.
- Fine sand paper.
Applying touch-up paint to the damaged surface
If the damage has not reached down to the metal, the touch-up paint can be applied directly after the surface has been cleaned.
Apply a piece of masking tape over the damaged surface. Then remove the tape to remove any loose paint.
If the damage is down to the metal, use of a primer is appropriate. In the event of damage to a plastic surface, an adhesive primer should be used to give better results - spray into the lid of the spray can and brush on thinly.
For scratches, implement the same procedure but mask around the damaged area to protect the undamaged paintwork.
Touch-up pens and spray paints for touching up paintwork are available from Volvo dealers.