• 15:00

    Selecting the Right Air Hoses & Fittings

    In the easy days of automobile painting, cars were painted by brush then hand rubbed into a smooth finish. But as assembly lines began, the need to paint cars quickly and efficiently became a driving factor to the introduction of spray painting. Cars are still spray painted today although in most cases the assembly line…

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  • 9:26

    Painting Prep – Cleaning the Surface

    A frequently asked question for our technical staff is, “I want to repaint my car, what’s the first step I should take?” Our reply is simple: “Clean It.” Perhaps that’s an oversimplification, but nonetheless an important first step to achieving a high-quality paint job. If you begin sanding or grinding on your car’s finish before…

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  • 12:12

    Paint Spray Gun Cleaning & Storage

    As hard as it is to believe nowadays, there was a time when all cars were painted by brush with several coats of Japanese and Nitrocellulose Lacquer. Spray painting cars began in the 1930’s and over the years has become the standard for applying the cars finish. Professionals and hobbyists alike have perfected this process,…

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  • 25:14

    Automotive Paint Spray Gun Setup

    From nearly the time automotive manufacturers stopped painting cars with a brush and began using paint spray guns, spray gun manufacturers have pursued the challenge of making a “better spray gun.” This competitive process has dramatically changed the equipment and processes we use today, even when compared to just a few decades ago. Modern spray…

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  • 32:31

    Understanding Automotive Spray Guns

    There are many steps to any complete classic car restoration but perhaps the most time consuming and expensive is completing the body and paint work. Likewise there is no greater aspect of the restoration where you can save a few dollars and have the pride of knowing “you did that”, not to mention knowing it’s…

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  • 9:50

    Advanced Spot Welding

    When most of our classic cars were assembled years ago in the factory, the most common type of weld holding all of the sheet metal together were spot welds. Spot welds are: quick to create, strong, require basic prep and are easily finished in an assembly line environment. Spot welding and resistance welding has been…

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  • 37:55

    Measuring a Classic Car for Square

    You wouldn’t build a house on a foundation that wasn’t square and level, but you’d be surprised how many classic car enthusiasts start building their cars on a frame or chassis that is out of square. Let’s face it, the components of your car are designed to be bolted to a solid and square frame…

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  • 5:58

    United Pacific LED Mirrors and Light Bezels

    We’ve long been a big fan of United Pacific’s great line of LED lighting solutions, from intensely bright LED headlights to trick sequential tail lights, but did you know they also offer classic car trim and body panels too. When our good friend Shawn mentioned he wanted to add some of their state-of-the-art LED side…

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  • 2:14

    Building Your Own Sanding Blocks

    High-density foam sanding blocks are great for sanding filler and primer. However, they can get expensive, and the cost alone can have you second-guessing yourself when it comes to modifying them. Mark Simpson shares a great tip that will help you create custom foam sanding blocks at a fraction of the cost. Using simple hand…

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