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<br>It's the colored plastic piece on the front corner, just below the headlight.<p> <A HREF="http://s648.photobucket.com/albums/uu208/jh_on_the_cape/?action=view&current=IMG_1021.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu208/jh_on_the_cape/IMG_1021.jpg" BORDER="0"></A>
 

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Thanks. I found it online. To paint these, can I just rattle can a few coats on there that is a close match? Or will it look terrible and I should really take it to a body shop? Car is NOT minty fresh.
 

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you can buy 4 ounce cans of spray paint from the volvo dealer for about ~$20 or 12 ounce cans from ipdusa.com for about the same price+shipping. rattle can will be fine provided that the paint is at least the same color code(i've never had a red volvo but your car appears to be bright red color code 601)?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>db130</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">you can buy 4 ounce cans of spray paint from the volvo dealer for about ~$20 or 12 ounce cans from ipdusa.com for about the same price+shipping. rattle can will be fine provided that the paint is at least the same color code(i've never had a red volvo but your car appears to be bright red color code 601)?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The only problem with that is unless this car has been kept in the garage, the paint will be faded a bit, so the new paint will probably NOT match (and not een be close)<br>(Red is the 1st color in the spectrum to fade)
 

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Very simple, pop the cap on the headlight wiper arm by pulling the wiper end itself away from the light and lightly pull up on the cap and remove the 8mm bolt. With the hood open slightly pry the clip on radiator support and pull out the trim molding. Then remove the next clip the same way and it should be off. Pop the new one in place and reinstall the headlight wiper arm.
 

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Shop around your local pick 'n pulls first, because if you can find a used molding already painted in the same color, it'll be a lot cheaper overall and will match better due to comparable age and fading.
 

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A good wash, clay and then polish and wax will bring the red back to quite close to its original luster. I agree that red cars oxidize the fastest in Volvo world (1 stage paint if I remember correctly) but they also come back very easily.
 

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Well I found the exact same color part on ebay, which was super lucky.<p>I removed the wiper blade. You also need to disconnect the washer spray hose.<p>To open the clips, you need to put a really long flat screwdriver in there to pry them open.<p>After some fiddling... I got it back all together.<p>I will need to deal with the scratches now at some point.<p>Thanks for the help.
 
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