• CCRC 013903f_SS368U_c Unclogging Sandpaper

    When working with body fillers the resins tend to migrate to the surface as the body filler cures. These resins can quickly clog a new sheet of sandpaper. Here is a quick tip for cleaning sandpaper and getting it unclogged. This will have you sanding again without the expense of a new sheet of sandpaper.

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  • CCRC 013898f_SS363U_c Make Your own Kick Panel

    The kick panel can take a lot of abuse in classic cars as moisture, dirt and wear take their toll on them. These panels can become so ragged that it’s not uncommon to see them missing entirely. Mark Simpson shows you precisely how to make new patterns for the kick panel. Then explains the different… Read more »

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    Here’s one of the great masking tape tips. Aluminum foil can be a great tool in the shop. Whether you’re touching up paint on the engine or covering electrical components prior to degreasing an engine, its ability to form tightly around even complex shapes will keep it in place until the job is done.

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    Threaded pulling and installation tools can prove to be real time savers and often the only way to get the job done. Using a high pressure grease on the threads of these tools guarantees their proper function and protects them against failure.

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  • CCRC 013063f_S3525u_c Masking Tapes FREE

    Using the right tool for the job guarantees good results every time. The same is true for automotive masking tape, as there are different types for every task you need them for in restoring a classic car. Mark Simpson discusses the different types of masking tape and explains how to rejuvenate an old roll of… Read more »

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  • CCRC 013064f_S3526u_c Clean & Store Respirator FREE

    Properly cleaning and storing any tool in your shop ensures it will perform properly when called upon. Your respirators are no exception. We’ll look at methods of respirator cleaning and storing them that will keep them functioning like new.

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  • CCRC 013518f_S3552u_c Acid Etching PREMIUM

    When restoring a classic car or building a custom car, there are times when you need to create items that are no longer available or to create something that is totally unique to your car. Acid etching non-ferrous metals gives the car restorer many options to get creative with your classic. Mark Simpson takes us… Read more »

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  • CCRC 013073f_S3535u_c Easy Hose Install FREE

    Assembling new radiator and heater hose can be difficult as the fresh rubber binds on fittings and resists sliding. Using a high quality silicone lubricant can take the frustration out of assembly.

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  • CCRC 013069f_S3531u_c Binder Clip Fender Cover FREE

    When working on the engine of your classic car, protecting the paint on your fenders should never be overlooked. Many auto shops have heavy padded rubber fender covers as standard fair, but these can pick up dirt that is later ground into the finish of your ride, when draped over the fender. Using clean shop… Read more »

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