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    Often overlooked, welding metal prep is key to achieving good looking and strong welds with proper penetration. Metal fabricator Gary Simpson, explains the importance of properly cleaning metal and demonstrates how to remove mill scale to create stronger welds.

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    MIG welders have made the process of welding metal easy for even the novice car builder, but before you turn on the welder make certain you’re aware how to safely use it. Metal fabricator Gary Simpson takes you through important MIG welding safety considerations, equipment and processes to ensure your time in the shop is

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    There are options to consider when selecting exhaust clamps for your project. We’ll look at a couple of common type clamps and discuss their advantages and disadvantages, and discuss the use of tailpipe sealers.

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    If you’re going to restore a classic car or just maintain one, you’re going to need some basic shop tools to get started. Mark Simpson discusses the car restoration tools you need to get started and some helpful advice for selecting the “right” tools.

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    A vacuum gauge is a valuable tool in diagnosing problems with your car. From poor performance to bad braking, the vacuum gauge can help you find the root of many problem. Mark Simpson demonstrates how to perform an accurate engine vacuum test.

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    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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    Sometimes you want a magnetic screwdriver. Many brands of screwdrivers are available that are already magnetized to hold small screws in tight places. We’ll take a look at how to magnetize and demagnetize screwdrivers in your own shop.

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    Searching out classic car parts is as much fun to die-hard car enthusiasts as a ride in their favorite car. While online auction sites have changed the way many of us search for parts the real bargains take a little elbow grease and legwork. Despite what some believe there are still plenty of classic car

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    Grinding, sanding and filing on aluminum can be frustrating with clogged paper and files. Mark Simpson explains the simple use of “Grinder’s Grease” to keep paper and files clog free.

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