s60: rubber roof trim strips

Discussion in 'Volvo S60' started by pb, Apr 18, 2004.

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    pb Guest

    I just got an '01 S60, Ruby Red. It has two strips that run the
    length of the windshield/roof /rear window, just above the doors.
    The strip has turned a blotchy gray. It appears to be oxidation,
    as I can scrape it off, to some extent, with a knife edge or
    steel wool. Is this common, and is there a best way to restore
    the finish, or is repainting the best bet (though I have doubts
    they ever were painted; more likely the color is in the
    material).

    Thanks,
    Paul
     
    pb, Apr 18, 2004
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    Hal Whelply Guest

    Had the same problem on my '01 platinum green. Dealer replaced them under
    warranty.
     
    Hal Whelply, Apr 18, 2004
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    Bob Noble Guest

    Paul - every S60 that I've seen (at least in our somewhat parochial
    venue) has had the strips painted in whatever color the car is
    finished. Yes, they're plastic, but it's the kind (as in bumper skins)
    that takes paint quite well.

    bob noble
    Reno, NV, USA
     
    Bob Noble, Apr 19, 2004
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    pb Guest


    Then I guess I either compound them down or repaint.

    Paul
     
    pb, Apr 19, 2004
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    pb Guest

    I tried that, but found my mileage was over warrantee. Evidently
    the strips don't take the paint well over time.

    Paul
     
    pb, Apr 19, 2004
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