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…

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

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 Four, Part A: Old Paint Removal

This next step in our “Creating the Perfect Paint Job” series is all about elbow grease and is the most labor intensive phase of the process as it Because of that we’re going to break this step down into two parts: Part A, will have to do with the paint removal and our next post, Part…

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Creating The Perfect Paint Job, Step Three: Body Alignment

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

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

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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How to Achieve The Perfect Classic Car Paint Job in 9 Steps

Over the years I’ve received an overwhelming number of requests from DIY paint enthusiasts asking what it really takes to a classic car from a rusty “barn find” to a perfect paint job. That said, I’m going to launch right into the subject, focusing entirely on the technique as opposed to what particular products to…

1979 Chevy Camaro Restoration

10 Tried & True Tips to Make a Killing 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 practice of “flipping classic cars”,  the ins and outs, the pitfalls, etc. How To Get Started Flipping Classic Cars Over the years so many people have asked me about…

The Psychology of Classic Car Restoration, Part II

  Vintage Auto Restoration Tips So now that you have your newly owned classic car back at home, what next? Well, first thing’s first: before you strip down the body to powder coat the frame you’ve gotta’ ask yourself some very important questions, questions that will dictate how this build will ultimately turn out. Consider…