Wet Sanding Tip

Wet sanding your car’s paint finish isn’t as scary as it seems. Choose an open, outdoor area that will allow you to run water continuously for extended periods of time. Use 1000-2500 grit fine sandpaper (depending on the severity of the paint imperfections), garden hose or bucket, clean rags. The actual task of wet sanding […]

Weatherstrip Tip

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Coolant and Water Pump Tip

When installing a new water pump, or after flushing out your system, never reuse old coolant. Over time it can chemically break down and actually harm and attack the internals of your cooling system. Also: Old gasket removal is highly critical to obtaining a good, leak-free seal. Using a putty knife, lightly scrape the water […]

Rear Disc Brake Tip

While many folks are content with slapping on a new set of front disc brakes, very few people take the time to do it right and upgrade the rear as well. There’s a host of reasons to pitch out those old shoes and slap on a set of rotors, the obvious one being vastly superior […]

Engine Removal Tip

If you’re renting an engine hoist, remember you’ll also need a heavy-duty chain and/or lifting plate. If you pull the motor and transmission out together as one unit, invest in a transmission tail plug to avoid trans fluid from pouring out the rear of the case during removal.

Stone Chip Clean-Up Tip

First, make sure the area you’re working on is free from wax or dirt. Use rubbing alcohol to clean the chipped area. Never use the brush that comes with the touch-up paint– it will just cause big, nasty globs and end up looking worse than the chip. Use a small artist’s grade brush and gently […]

Ashtray Clean-Up Tip

In the instance when purchasing a new ashtray for your classic is just not feasible (not available, price too high, etc.), why not restore your current one? Sure, it may look really ugly, but that can be fixed pretty easily. Let’s face it, filthy ashtrays not only look bad, they smell bad too. First, clean […]

Clay Bar Tip

Cleaning With a Clay Bar If you’ve never used a clay bar to remove contaminants on your car’s paint, now is the time to start. This is actually such an easy and painless way to get rid of minor scuffs, bird droppings, tree sap, etc. Really, anything that is sitting ON TOP of your paint […]

Paint Brush Detailing Tip

  Instead of trying to wedge a tissue or a rag between those interior vents, try using a paintbrush. It gets into the tight spots. A cotton swab also works well. The paint brush can also be used for cleaning dust and debris out of other tight interior areas, such as where the corners of […]

Front Disc Brake Install Tip

If you are looking to add/upgrade disc brakes on your Chevy, you’ll need to pay close attention to the wheel on the hub assembly. Often times, the mounting plane of the new hub will cause the wheel to sit further outward in the wheel well. Depending on the wheel and tire size, this slight variance […]