If your car needs new paint, or even just a touch-up, the cost involved in hiring a professional can be more than you bargained for. Fortunately, there are less expensive alternatives-—you can even paint your car at home! In How to Paint Your Car On A Budget, author and veteran DIY hot rodder Pat Ganahl unveils dozens of secrets that will help anyone paint their own car. From simple scuff-and-squirt jobs to fullon, door-jambs-and-everything paint jobs, Ganahl covers everything you need to know to get a great looking coat of paint on your car and save lots of money in the process. This book covers painting equipment, the ins and outs of prep, masking, painting and sanding products and techniques, and real-world advice on how to budget wisely when painting your own car. It’s the most practical automotive painting book ever written!
This is a revised and updated edition of one of the bestselling paint handbooks in the industry. It includes current information on HVLP paint guns and equipment and waterborne paint technology. It also has sections on hammer and dolly, paintless dent removal, patching panels, spray guns and compressors, paint prep, shooting paint, color sanding, plastic bumper repair, and custom paint tips and tricks.
Author: Matthew Jones
Release Date: 2015-05-31
An essential guide to all aspects of car painting, for keen amateurs and professionals alike. With step-by-step instructions and illustrations throughout, Car Painting covers the entire process - from panel preparation to spraying and painting techniques - offering guidance and tips on painting your car to a professional standard. With a focus on safety throughout, the book also covers: selecting and understanding paint, including important legislation; materials and equipment, and building your own paint booth; preparing your car, including parts removal, sanding, chemical stripping and rust proofing; masking and priming; painting techniques - spraying, clear coats and drying; stripes and custom touches; polishing, reassembly and preservation and finally, troubleshooting. Superbly illustrated with 200 colour photographs.
DIVIn Auto Paint from Prep to Final Coat, author and top professional painter JoAnn Bortles covers all the techniques you’ll need to ensure your DIY automotive paint job is done right the first time. /div
In the past, restoration guides have provided authenticity information, such as accurate paint codes, badges, wheels, and other equipment. A bona fide hands-on how-to book for restoring your Mustang from the ground up has not been offered for years. This unique guide will cover the restoration process for every major component group and also provide detailed step-by-step restoration information for the most important procedures. With clear, insightful color photography to accompany this how-to information, any at-home restorer can confidently restore a car and save a substantial amount of money in the process. While restomod books have shown how to install latest technology on vintage muscle cars, this book will focus on factory-accurate restorations, and some simple bolt-on upgrades that do not detract from the collector value but rather enhance the reliability and performance of the car. How to Restore Your Mustang 1964-1/2-1973delivers a detailed explanation for finding the right model, how to assess condition, how to spot a fake, and how to select the right car within your budget. In addition, the book will cover how to plan, prepare, and select the right tools. This unique guide will cover the restoration process for every major component group and also provide detailed step-by-step restoration information for the most important procedures. The latest techniques and best restoration products for each system will be discussed and detailed. Also, the book discusses how to source parts and what you need to consider between new/old stock and reproduction parts. Readers will also learn how to determine if a certain task is best left for a professional shop. All crucial aspects of restoration, including engines, drivelines, body, interior, trim, electrical systems, brakes, steering, and suspension will be profiled.
Author: Dennis Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Release Date: 2015-11-09
Step-by-step projects cover the latest information on panel adhesives, improved repair strategies, unibody vehicles, media blasting, panel overhaul and replacement, and tools and techniques for water-based paint products.
Restoring the interior of your favorite be as hard as you think. Kits and aftermarket products now make it easier to perform many basic auto upholstery tasks. And many projects without sewing machines or measy dyes. mation on steering wheels, trunk, dyes user-friendly guide on how to: - replace headliners - lay custom carpet - repair dashboards, doors panels, package trays, and kick panels - reupholster seat frames using pre-sewn kits - make your own custom seats - select the best cleaning products and detailing methods
Author: Dennis Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Release Date: 2013-06-17
"Dennis Parks' updated edition of How To Paint Your Car features comprehensive guidance on every aspect of automotive painting and exterior upkeep. A verteran Motorbooks author, Parks walks readers through everything they need to know, from primer to paint, tools and materials, and much more"--
How to Paint Classic Cars takes you through each stage of painting a car, from planning, to safety, to finishing. Move forward on your painting projects with skill and the confidence you need for a perfect finish. This guide will teach you how to make minor repairs, handle filling and undercoating, pinstripe like a pro, and to properly care for and clean equipment. Everything you need to create a paint finish fit for a classic car is covered right here through 200 color photographs illustrating every stage of the process.
Ganahl uses over 450 colour photographs to show you how to do a variety of custom painting applications and techniques. From stripes to scallops to flames, candies to pearls to flakes, fades to fogs to blends, this book has it all. With numerous examples demonstrating how various custom paint jobs are designed and applied, this book provides a vast wealth of insight and is intended to help you make a more informed choice among the many options for personalizing your vehicle with custom paint.
Author: John Haynes
Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Incorporated
Release Date: 1989-10-15
This is a complete do-it-yourself guide. What you can learn: • Full-color sections on minor repairs and painting • Damage repair • Painting • Rust Repair Additional detailed information includes: • Rustproofing and undercoating • Tools and equipment • Repair of minor dents and rust damage • Metal working techniques • Major rust repair • Body component replacement • Sanding and painting • Car care and detailing • Welding Table of Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Maintaining and preserving the paint, body and interior Chapter 3: Damage repair: Doing it yourself or having it done Chapter 4: Tools and working facilities Chapter 5: Minor body repairs Chapter 6: Major body repair Chapter 7: Body component replacement Chapter 8: Preparation for painting Chapter 9: Painting Chapter 10: Doors and glass Chapter 11: Trim and accessories Chapter 12: Welding
The photos in this edition are black and white. Skylarks, GSXs, Grand Nationals, Rivieras, Gran Sports; the list of formidable performance Buicks is impressive. From the torque monsters of the 1960s to the high-flying Turbo models of the '80s, Buicks have a unique place in performance history. During the 1960s, when word of the mountains of torque supplied by the big-inch Buicks hit the street, nobody wanted to mess with them. Later, big-inch Buicks and the Hemi Chryslers went at it hammer and tongs in stock drag shootouts and in the pages of the popular musclecar magazines of the day. The wars between the Turbo Buicks and Mustang GTs in the 1980s were also legendary, as both cars responded so well to modifications. "How to Build Max-Performance Buick Engines" is the first performance engine book ever published on the Buick family of engines. This book covers everything from the Nailheads of the '50s and early '60s, to the later evolutions of the Buick V-8 through the '60s and '70s, through to the turbo V-6 models of the '70s and '80s. Veteran magazine writer and Buick owner Jefferson Bryant supplies the most up-to-date information on heads, blocks, cams, rotating assemblies, interchangeability, and oiling-system improvements and modifications, along with details on the best performance options available, avenues for aftermarket support, and so much more. Finally, the Buick camp gets the information they have been waiting for, and it's all right here in "How to Build Max-Performance Buick Engines."