Book review: How To Paint Your Car
- 9th September 2013, 12:12pm
By Dennis W. Parks
If you’ve been shocked lately over the cost of having your rally or classic car repainted, this revised workshop book might be just what you need.
Author Dennis Parks goes into a very detailed explanation of all you need to know about preparing your car for painting – rust removal, filling dents, the tools you’ll require, masking, paint application and so on.
Best of all, it’s bang up to date, recognising all the latest products and techniques that you might come across if you do it yourself.
Recently revised and updated, this 200 page A4-sized book takes you through the whole process and provides a step by step guide on doing the job yourself.
There’s chapters on surface preparation, parts replacement and assembly, painting other components as well as scallops and vinyl adhesive graphics and more.
If, after reading the book you don’t get quite the same top-quality finish that you’d expect from your local body shop by doing it yourself, you should have a very respectable job just the same. And you will have learnt quite a lot along the way.
How to Paint Your Car is available from most good motoring bookshops and sells for $32.99. ISBN 978 – 0 – 7603 – 4388 - 3
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