Restoring cast aluminum parts to like new condition can be a challenging process. Simple glass bead or media blasting can leave the parts looking “flat” and “grey”. Bob Wilson of RJ Restorations shares his secrets for restoring cast aluminum parts to have that “factory new” appearance. Bob takes us step-by-step through the process of restoring a set of Boss Mustang valve covers, including: cleaning, conditioning, detailing, machined surface restoration and flange straightening.
When it comes time to begin your restoration, assume someone else will be putting the car together and your job is to provide them with instruction on exactly how to do it. That way you’ll keep careful records of every part you removed and photos of it before you ever touched it. It’s easier than…Watch Now >>
The next step in the restoration and upgrade of a 1967 Chevelle involves removing the front end, roof, and tail and quarter panels. Craig Hopkins and his teammate demonstrate the entire cutting and chiseling process, which is both tedious and necessary. Once they’re through, Craig teaches you how to take a closer look at the…Watch Now >>
Craig Hopkins teaches you how to utilize a chisel when working on the door jamb of a stripped car. He demonstrates a few essential tips and techniques for properly using a chisel to peel a quarter-panel away from the door jamb in order to get the metal down to single plane. By doing this, you…Watch Now >>
When stripping the hardware from a car, it is important that you take the necessary precautions to carefully remove each component. Craig Hopkins teaches you how to use a torch and a few hand tools to find and remove screws and other materials that are holding the hardware onto the body of the car. The…Watch Now >>