• CCRC 013518f_S3552u_c Acid Etching PREMIUM
    25:40

    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
    1:34

    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
    1:37

    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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  • ccrc-013121f_s3538u_c-plasma-cutter
    15:15

    What is a plasma cutter? The plasma cutter has replaced the oxy-acetylene torch (gas axe), for many applications and has proven itself capable of making precise and intricate cuts even on thicker plate metals. Mark Simpson introduces us to the setup, safety, and function of this valuable shop tool.

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  • ccrc-013062f_s3524u_c-picking-up-metal-shavings-free
    1:15

    Picking up metal shavings can be a real chore in the shop, and if left unchecked they seem to end up everywhere. So in this lesson, Mark Simpson shares one of his shop tips to make short work of all those pesky chips and metal shavings.

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  • ccrc-013067f_s3529u_c-soak-spray-can-tips-lacquer-thinner-free
    1:02

    Clogged spray paint nozzles on spray cans is particularly frustrating when you’re facing a deadline or the can is nearly full and shouldn’t have any issues. Mark Simpson shows you how to prevent your nozzles from clogging and explains why it’s important to keep a supply of clean nozzles ready.

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  • ccrc-013125f_s3542u_c-hammer-dolley-care-maintenance-premium
    6:17

    The art of metal straightening involves using numerous precision ground hammers and dollies. Mark Simpson shows you how to protect your investment in tools by preventing rust and buildup on the face of the tools.

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  • Gauge Plastic Restoration
    10:35

    Restoring the plastic lenses on your instruments is an easy way to brighten the appearance of your dash. Mark Simpson shows how to properly sand, polish and repaint this gauge plastic to like new condition, saving you hundreds over buying new original dash plastic.

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  • ccrc-012909f_s3518u_c-plastic-interior-parts-repair-premium
    14:50

    Plastic parts on classic cars are prone to breaking and often unavailable in reproduction. Mark Simpson demonstrates how to strengthen and make repairs to vintage parts to give them a new look at a fraction of the price of reproduction or N.O.S. parts.

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