Our 1965 Chevelle's paint looked really nice coming right out of the spray booth, but we knew that by wetsanding and buffing the car with 3M's Trizact system, this car would have a perfectly flat show-car finish. The process involves wetsanding the car by hand as well as using air-powered dual-action sanders to level the finish, then a variety of buffing pads and compounds to polish the car to a mirror finish.
Sometimes you need hardware store grade nuts and bolts for your project, and they often times come with colored dye on them. This stuff can be a pain and a time killer to remove, but we found that Eastwood Fast Etch zaps it off quickly.
In the old days, one could pull dents by drilling holes in panels and yanking them out with a slide hammer. Today, tools like the HTP Stud Setter allow you to not only pull dents without leaving holes in them, but also to shrink metal and install trim studs with the same tool. (Anyone restoring a muscle car knows what a pain replacing those welded-on trim studs can be!) Here, Nathan Newberry takes us through the process of fixing some dings in a hood structure with the HTP tool.
Our 1968 Camaro had some bad rust around the windows thanks to the original vinyl top holding moisture and corroding the steel below. In this video, we repair all that with a some new panels from Classic Industries, some 3M cutting and grinding tools, our HTP MIG 200 welder, and a Body Solder kit from Eastwood. As always, we strive for an undetectable repair.
The seats in our 1962 Ford Galaxie were in need of some attention, so we took them to the guys at HyTech Auto Interior to be recovered. In this video, Matt Sebastian takes us through the steps to turn an old worn out seat into a brand new one using some covers from Dearborn Classics. For more information about Hytech Auto Interior, check out their website at www.HytechAutoTrim.com.
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