• CCRC 013910f_SS375U_c Color Sanding and Buffing PREMIUM
    32:53

    Surface preparation is key to making any good paint job last, but it’s the color sanding and buffing that makes it shine. Mark Simpson demonstrates the process to properly color sand and buff a panel to a glass like finish. We’ll explore the types of sanding blocks to use, sandpaper grit selection, buffing pads and

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  • CCRC 013909f_SS374U_c Filling a Dent FREE
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    Cars get dented, even classic cars. We’ll go step-by-step through the process of filling a dent, from proper surface preparation to filler application to final sanding. When done right, no one will ever know you made the repair.

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  • CCRC 013907f_SS372U_c Removing Anodizing From Aluminum PREMIUM
    10:24

    Most classic car aluminum trim pieces have an anodized finish. While this finish protects the surface from scratches and corrosion, it must be removed before and repairs can be efficiently made. Mark Simpson takes you through the process of safely stripping off the anodized finish without damaging the base aluminum.

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  • CCRC 013906f_SS371U_c Straightening and Polishing Aluminum FREE
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    Straightening and repairing aluminum trim pieces can seem like a daunting task, although many of the same skills and processes you use to refinish car body panels are also used when straightening trim. Mark Simpson demonstrates the process of removing dents and scratches and returning a luster to trim pieces by polishing aluminum.

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  • CCRC 013904f_SS369U_c Repairing Painted Edges
    10:03

    A common problem when buffing out classic cars is wearing down the edges of the panels. Mark Simpson explains how to make this type of car panel painting repair, from surface preparation to masking tips to applying a new finish. Knowing what to do and the proper steps to take will make these types of

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  • CCRC 013900f_SS365U_c Thinning Bondo.00_01_46_15.Still001
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    Over time body fillers can become hard and difficult to work with, or you may want to thin out your filler to apply a skim coat over a large area. Mark Simpson explains why many body fillers get firm over time and how thinning bondo can return it to a more workable condition.

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    Auto manufacturers often used expensive equipment to staple rubber seals and automotive weather stripping to body panels. Mark Simpson takes us through the process of adhering rubber seals and the procedure to duplicate the original styled staples using stainless steel safety wire.

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  • CCRC 013874f_SS357u_c Sheetmetal Break PREMIUM
    5:01

    If you’re serious about classic car metal fabrication, then a sheet metal brake is a great addition to your shop. Mark Simpson explains the function of this useful shop tool, how they’re rated and the differences between a standard brake and a box pan brake.

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  • CCRC 013515f_S3550u_c
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    For most classic car restorers, sewing together upholstery is an unlearned skill. But using some readily available components you can achieve professional looking results. Mark Simpson demonstrates on a 1962 Oldsmobile Door Panel, how to create custom car door panels using ABS board and pre-sewn top-stitch panels from EZ Boy interiors.

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