In this month’s edition of my “Classic Cars of Film” series I decided to bring out one of my all time favorite films, The Blues Brothers, released in by Universal Pictures in 1980. The film was directed by John Landis, who also co-wrote the script with Dan Aykroyd, who starts in the film along with…

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This month’s post in my “Iconic Cars of Cinema” series is none other than the 1938 Plymouth Deluxe Coupe from The Big Sleep. This Film Noir classic directed by Howard Hawks was the first film version of the 1939 novel of the same name by Raymond Chandler. The film stars Humphrey Bogart as the iconic…

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Looking back, a huge part of why I love classic cars has to do with the impact of seeing stylish rides in movies. As a result I’ve always wanted to pay homage to my favorite cars in films with a series for the blog. That being said, this post marks the first of a series…

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recover from the runs

This month I’d like to touch upon one of the common horrors that’s plagued many an automotive painter, I call it, quite literally: The Runs. The Runs have happened to all of us at some point. They seem to show up long after the paint booth has been vacated. Typically they occur when the wrong…

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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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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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