• 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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  • 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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  • 55:14

    Installing A Glue-In Windshield

    By the late 1960s, most passenger cars were using glue-in windshields. They provided better seals, additional structural rigidity and increased speed of installation over their rubber mounted predecessors. But unfortunately many auto restorers are uncomfortable removing and installing an auto windshield, but that reluctance is often nothing more than being unfamiliar with the process. The…

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  • 34:11

    Windshield Inspection: Preparing the Glass Opening

    One shortcut some car restorers take is never removing the windshield or back glass during the restoration. But these areas can be prone to corrosion and nothing will create more aggravation than having rust start creeping out a couple years after you spent thousands to repaint the entire car. Old glass setting adhesives also give…

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