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Apparently my google-fu is weak, because I can't seem to find an answer. Is there (OEM or otherwise) a low profile roof box that comes in Bursting Blue to match my wagon? I feel like I've seen pictures of XC60s with color-matched blue roof boxes, but I can't seem to find anywhere one could buy such a thing.
 

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People get those done themselves at shops specializing in paint. Volvo itself doesn’t sell them, and I haven’t seen any third parties that use matching OEM paint colors as factory.
 

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That makes sense. The reason I asked was because of this one that popped up on Instagram, which looked like dealer/OEM: http://instagr.am/p/CI3aHd2nKpG/
Maybe it's something for the European market only? Or that dealer went above & beyond to paint a roof box to match for the customer.
Yeah - that's not even the OEM roof box lol, so the dealer is probably partnered with that roof box company.
 

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Yeah - that's not even the OEM roof box lol, so the dealer is probably partnered with that roof box company.
If you click on the photographer - the roofbox is made by a company called "Skiguard" manufactured in Norway. They apparently sell in the US and Canada and they offer custom paint jobs.

The other alternative is to find a roof box you like and then wrap it in something that closely matches your car.

Skiguard | Low Profile | Ski & Cargo Boxes |
 

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That makes sense. The reason I asked was because of this one that popped up on Instagram, which looked like dealer/OEM: http://instagr.am/p/CI3aHd2nKpG/
Maybe it's something for the European market only? Or that dealer went above & beyond to paint a roof box to match for the customer.
I don't have (or want) instagram) so I can't see that picture, but honestly, I tend to find a little color contrast in the accessories better looking than being all matchy-matchy.
 

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Wow - our Covid relief check might be going right back out the door. :giggle:
 
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Almost no car company makes the roof boxes. The overwhelming majority are made by Thule and branded as OEM. We have several Packasport roof boxes and painting to match is pretty easy for any body shop. If you are planning on painting, buy a used box on craigslist...save on the purchase and it will pay for the paint.
 
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Almost no car company makes the roof boxes. The overwhelming majority are made by Thule and branded as OEM. We have several Packasport roof boxes and painting to match is pretty easy for any body shop. If you are planning on painting, buy a used box on craigslist...save on the purchase and it will pay for the paint.
That's a really good idea. Since you are painting it, it will look like new anyway! Might as well save the cash.
 

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I would wrap it then you can resell.

I am looking at skiguard and wrap. The skiguard can likely be resold with not much loss.
 

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I would wrap it then you can resell.

I am looking at skiguard and wrap. The skiguard can likely be resold with not much loss.
Can wraps be precisely color matched to the car?
 

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