• 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
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    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… Read more »

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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
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    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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    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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  • CCRC 013131f_S3548u_c Introduction to the English Wheel
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    What is an English Wheel? If you’re serious about metal fabrication, the English Wheel is an important tool to add to your arsenal. Mark Simpson introduces us to this great shop tool, including the various parts, safety and process of rolling metal.

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  • ccrc-013129f_s3546u_c-stripping-paint
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    Every classic car enthusiast will eventually need to strip paint off of their car’s body panels or components. Mark Simpson demonstrates a couple methods for stripping car paint and teaches you how to get the job done quickly and safely. He explores both mechanical and chemical processes to remove paint.

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  • ccrc-013127f_s3544u_c-hammer-dolley-demonstration-premium
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    Understanding how metal deforms is the first step toward straightening it. Mark Simpson explains the process of using a hammer and dolly set to remove dents and straighten metal.

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