How To Paint Your Car

Author: Dennis W. Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 161058757X
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How to Paint Your Car reveals the techniques, tricks, and technology behind automotive painting through 400 color photos, clear captions, detailed text, and step-by-step how-to sequences. You’ll learn the latest information about paint chemistry, waterborne paints, spray guns, body fillers, surface prep, site prep, as well as respirators and other safety gear that every automotive painter must know. With step-by-step detail, you’ll learn how to properly prepare your car for paint work, including minor bodywork, surface preparation, rust removal, masking, priming and final coating. How to Paint Your Car also includes information about custom touches and effects as well as how to care for your paint after application, including information on buffing compounds, waxes, and other care products. Everything you need to know to feel comfortable and confident in undertaking your own paint project, whether a touch-up job or a complete respray, is covered in How to Paint Your Car.

The Complete Guide To Auto Body Repair 2nd Edition

Author: Dennis Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760349452
Size: 50.13 MB
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Step-by-step projects cover the latest information on panel adhesives, improved repair strategies, unibody vehicles, media blasting, panel overhaul and replacement, and tools and techniques for water-based paint products.

How To Tune And Modify Engine Management Systems

Author: Jeff Hartman
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760315825
Size: 76.93 MB
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Drawing on a wealth of knowledge and experience and a background of more than 1,000 magazine articles on the subject, engine control expert Jeff Hartman explains everything from the basics of engine management to the building of complicated project cars. Hartman has substantially updated the material from his 1993 MBI book Fuel Injection (0-879387-43-2) to address the incredible developments in automotive fuel injection technology from the past decade, including the multitude of import cars that are the subject of so much hot rodding today. Hartman's text is extremely detailed and logically arranged to help readers better understand this complex topic.

Automotive Paint From Prep To Final Coat

Author: JoAnn Bortles
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760342784
Size: 40.47 MB
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DIVIn Auto Paint from Prep to Final Coat, author and top professional painter JoAnn Bortles covers all the techniques you’ll need to ensure your DIY automotive paint job is done right the first time. /div

Automotive Wiring

Author: Dennis W. Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760339923
Size: 40.41 MB
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Automotive wiring is a primary skill required for proper completion and safe operation of any custom build, whether it is a traditional custom, hot rod, or classic daily driver. While restorers typically have the option of buying a new or reproduction wiring harness, custom enthusiasts often have few options except to figure out how to do it themselves. This book guides builders through every step from determining what components they need, to selecting wire type and gauge, methods of connection, and other considerations. The book includes numerous charts showing typical configurations and suggested installations. A troubleshooting section lends a hand in tracking down the inevitable problems that can arise.

Automotive Rust Repair And Prevention

Author: Dennis W. Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 076036463X
Size: 41.81 MB
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How-to pro Dennis W. Parks pins down the common challenges of automotive rust repair with clear instructions on how to identify, address, and prevent rust in Automotive Rust Repair and Prevention. Rust repair and prevention are valuable, money-saving skills for any car owner. To keep your car looking sharp and to maximize its resale value, you need to keep its body in top-notch condition. Automotive Rust Repair and Prevention details how to repair common auto-rust issues and covers all the tools and techniques for addressing this ever-present problem. Detailed instructions and step-by-step projects cover the latest information on repair strategies, whether you’re dealing with a late-model car, an aging daily driver, or restoring a classic. From identifying the issue to creating a repair plan and from stopping rust in its tracks to preventing its return, Automotive Rust Repair and Prevention is your one-stop guide for dealing with the brown menace.

Hot Rod Body And Chassis Builder S Guide

Author: Dennis W. Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760335321
Size: 42.62 MB
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You’re building a hot rod. The first step is the chassis. If it’s not right, the car won’t handle well. If it’s really not right, the car might destroy itself. There are choices to be made, from frame rails to suspension components, and some combinations will work better than others. Next is the body. This is what everyone sees first. It’s what makes a hot rod a hot rod. This book is a sure-fire guide to the best approach. Veteran builder and writer Dennis Parks walks you through the whole process, from finding and using existing panels to choosing New Old Stock panels from the aftermarket. The Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder's Guide offers fool-proof advice for building the hot rod of your dreams.

Fix It How To Repair Automotive Dents Scratches Tears And Stains

Author: Kris Palmer
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760339899
Size: 68.85 MB
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A complete guide for car and truck owners who want to preserve a vehicle's new appearance outlines comprehensive, step-by-step cosmetic projects that cover everything from spills and scratches to dents and smells. Original.