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Creating The Perfect Paint Job, Step Nine: Fit and Finish

So  here we are ladies and gents, the final step in my nine part series on “Creating the Perfect Paint Job”: fit and finish. For those of you who’ve read each of the prior eight posts and you should be prepared to tackle this last step no problem. For those of you haven’t, you may…

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Creating The Perfect Paint Job, Step Eight: Sanding and Buffing

Welcome to this next post in our “Creating the Perfect Paint Job” series. If you haven’t been following along and want to get caught up, head back to the first post in the series, “Nine Steps to the Perfect Paint Job“. This month, we tackle the final phase of the paint which is coloring, sanding…

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Creating The Perfect Paint Job, Step Seven: Paint Process

Welcome back everyone! This month we’re finally getting down to the actual paint process. I know there’s much preparation, but if “80% of success is showing up” as Woody Allen stated and you want a paint job you can be proud of, it’s important to take each step and do the best you can. Paint…

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Creating The Perfect Paint Job, Step Six: Paint Prep and Masking

Hey all, welcome back to our “Creating The Perfect Paint Job” series. As promised, this month is all about the paint prep and masking. As all the hard work has been done, I always look at this step as a form of meditation. I usually take a few moments while I’m prepping to visualize the…

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Creating The Perfect Paint Job, Step Five: Blocking

Howdy folks, if you’ve gotten this far in our “Creating the Perfect Paint Job” series, you’ll know that this month we’re going to dive into one of the most important aspects of this series which is Blocking. If not and you’re just getting started you may want to retrace your steps back to our first…

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Creating The Perfect Paint Job, Step Four, Part B: Body Work

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Hey there everybody, so here it is: this month is Part B of Step Four in our “Creating The Perfect Paint Job” series. Coincidentally, the “B” in this part, also stands for body work, which is what we’ll be taking a look at in this post. Purchasing Supplies If you’ve been around cars at all,…

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Creating The Perfect Paint Job, Step Three: Body Alignment

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Step Three: Body Alignment Happy New Year everyone! In this month’s edition in our nine part series, Creating The Perfect Paint Job, we’re going to take a look at Step Three: Body Alignment, which is almost always done at the end of the assembly phase and if done improperly can result in doing work twice or even…

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Creating The Perfect Paint Job, Step Two: The Teardown

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This month we’re going to explore Step Two in our Creating The Perfect Paint Job series: The Tear Down. Now that you’ve got a solid vision in of the final product planted firmly in mind, it’s time to get to work with stripping down the car. This step is going to play a vital role in the…

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Creating The Perfect Paint Job, Step One: Visualization

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This month we’re going to dive into the first post in a nine part series about Creating The Perfect Paint Job. Perhaps the most difficult part of any classic car restoration is determining what route to go with the paint. The first step is to visualize the final product, such that your vision of the perfect paint…

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Nine Steps to The Perfect Paint Job

Well, hello out there! “Where the heck have you been Daniel?!!” you’re probably asking, am I right? And as it’s been several months since our last installment, it’s a good question! To keep it short, life got in the way. The wife and I welcomed our newborn baby boy into our home! I won’t bore…

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Top 10 Tips for Flipping Classic Cars

Flipping Classic Cars

This month we’re gonna’ get down and dirty and talk about a recent trend that’s become all the rage among classic car enthusiasts: that is the so-called practice of “flipping classic cars”,  the ins and outs, the pitfalls, etc. Over the past few months I’ve received several requests to elaborate on this topic and truth…

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