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!
Author: Dennis W. Parks
Release Date: 2013-06-15
How to Paint Your Car reveals the techniques, tricks, and technology behind automotive painting through 400 color photos, clear captions, detailed text, and step-by-step how-to sequences. You’ll learn the latest information about paint chemistry, waterborne paints, spray guns, body fillers, surface prep, site prep, as well as respirators and other safety gear that every automotive painter must know. With step-by-step detail, you’ll learn how to properly prepare your car for paint work, including minor bodywork, surface preparation, rust removal, masking, priming and final coating. How to Paint Your Car also includes information about custom touches and effects as well as how to care for your paint after application, including information on buffing compounds, waxes, and other care products. Everything you need to know to feel comfortable and confident in undertaking your own paint project, whether a touch-up job or a complete respray, is covered in How to Paint Your Car.
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: Tony E. Huntimer
Publisher: CarTech Inc
Release Date: 2010
About 700,000 Camaros were built from 1967 to 1969. The first-generation Camaro has won a die-hard following and has become an iconic performance car. Camaros in excellent condition command very high prices, so many owners are compelled to perform a professional-grade original restoration. Since these cars are about 40 years old, many cars need second or third restorations, and as time goes by, these cars will continue to appreciate and require restoration. That's where How to Restore Your Camaro 1967-1969comes in. While some owners can afford to pay shops to perform a 100-point restoration for show car competition, many owners want to perform a faithful, detailed restoration themselves, so the car maintains its collector value and use it as a fun weekend driver. This book will serve those owners. A lead title in our Restoration Series, How to Restore Your Camaro 1967-1969will provide in-depth, hands-on information and photography for restoring these popular and historically significant cars. It covers all aspects of restoration, including engines and drivelines, bodywork, interior and trim, suspension, brakes, chassis, and steering for the first-generation Camaros. Organization and planning will be covered, so restorers can stay on task. Disassembly, inspection, and sourcing the best parts will also be covered. This volume will deliver a concise and revealing overview of each subject area and shows the most critical aspects of the restoration process with sequential step-by-step photos and detailed captions. The most efficient techniques and best products for returning each component to like-new condition will be covered. With this information, owners will be able to determine what's involved in each step of the restoration and decide whether to perform the work themselves or outsource it to a professional shop. Color step-by-step how-to information on Camaro restoration has never been offered in a package like this before. Finally, Camaro owners have the book they need.
How to Restore Your Pontiac GTO covers all aspects of restoration-engines and drivelines, bodywork, interior and trim, suspension, brakes, chassis, and steering. The book provides guidance to completely restore your GTO, step-by-step.
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
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.
In How to Super Tune and Modify Holley Carburetors, best selling author Vizard explains the science, the function, and most importantly, the tuning expertise required to get your Holley carburetor to perform its best for your performance application.
Author: James E. Duffy
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2014-12-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering
AUTO BODY REPAIR TECHNOLOGY, Sixth Edition, features extensive new and updated material reflecting the latest automotive technology and current industry best practices. In addition to incorporating current NATEF Collision Repair and Refinish Program Standards and Task Lists, this market-leading book provides detailed information on working with hybrid and electric vehicles, using environmentally friendly water-based paints, and other cutting-edge methods and materials. Celebrated for its clear, reader-friendly explanations and detailed, accurate information, this proven guide also includes abundant full-color photos and illustrations to make even complex concepts easier to understand and apply. Available supplements include a tech manual with shop assignments and job sheets, as well as interactive online resources ideal for today’s learners. Providing comprehensive coverage of collision repair—from initial evaluation and estimating, to structural and mechanical repairs, to repainting and refinishing—this trusted guide helps you quickly and confidently learn the skills and procedures you need to succeed as a professional automotive technician. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: D. Brian Smith
Publisher: CarTech Inc
Release Date: 2012
The Shelby Cobra is one of the most legendary sports cars in automotive history. Only about 1,000 of the original Cobras were ever built, and many enthusiasts wanted to own and drive one of these ultimate sports cars yet could not afford to.