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How to Paint Your Car: Revised & Updated (Motorbooks Workshop)

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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.

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The Haynes Automotive Body Repair & Painting Manual

Haynes Manuals N. America, Inc.
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This is a complete do-it-yourself guide.

What you can learn:
• Full-color sections on minor repairs and painting
• Damage repair
• Painting
• Rust Repair

Additional detailed information includes:
• Rustproofing and undercoating
• Tools and equipment
• Repair of minor dents and rust damage
• Metal working techniques
• Major rust repair
• Body component replacement
• Sanding and painting
• Car care and detailing
• Welding

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Maintaining and preserving the paint, body and interior
Chapter 3: Damage repair: Doing it yourself or having it done
Chapter 4: Tools and working facilities
Chapter 5: Minor body repairs
Chapter 6: Major body repair
Chapter 7: Body component replacement
Chapter 8: Preparation for painting
Chapter 9: Painting
Chapter 10: Doors and glass
Chapter 11: Trim and accessories
Chapter 12: Welding
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How to Paint Your Car on a Budget (Cartech)

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If your car needs new paint, or even just a touch-up, the cost involved in hiring a professional can be more than you bargained for. Fortunately, there are less expensive alternatives--you can even paint your car at home! In How to Paint Your Car On A Budget, author and veteran DIY hot rodder Pat Ganahl unveils dozens of secrets that will help anyone paint their own car. From simple scuff-and-squirt jobs to fullon, door-jambs-and-everything paint jobs, Ganahl covers everything you need to know to get a great looking coat of paint on your car and save lots of money in the process. This book covers painting equipment, the ins and outs of prep, masking, painting and sanding products and techniques, and real-world advice on how to budget wisely when painting your own car. It's the most practical automotive painting book ever written!
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Automotive Bodywork & Rust Repair

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There comes a time when just about every car on the road will need some form of rust or body repair. Quite often, if the car is a daily driver for running errands, repairs are never made, and the car eventually ends up in junkyard heaven. For our beloved collector cars, hot rods, and muscle cars, dents, dings, and rust are not an option, and neither is the scrap heap. And for just about any restoration project, the bodywork is by far the most expensive part of the process.

In Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair, veteran restorer Matt Joseph shows you the ins and out of tackling both simple and difficult rust and metalwork projects. This book teaches you how to select the proper tools for the job, common-sense approaches to the task ahead of you, preparing and cleaning sheet metal, section fabrications and repair patches, welding options such as gas and electric, forming, fitting and smoothing, cutting metal, final metal finishing including filling and sanding, the secrets of lead filling, making panels fit properly, and more. Also included is a comprehensive resource guide.

Whether you decide you want to tackle a full restoration project, or just want to save money by doing minor repairs yourself, Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair is the book to get you through it.

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SATA Auto Paint from Prep to Final Coat (Motorbooks Workshop)

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From Prep to Final Coat is a book that covers all the bases when it comes to restoring or painting a car or motorcycle. It is a complete guide for anyone who is thinking about or restores and or paints cars, trucks, hot rods or motorcycles. It's designed for the beginner as well as as the more experienced painter or restorer. Its is without a doubt the most comprehensive book ever written on paint and bodywork.
Paint, bodywork, and restoration technology has changed quite a bit in the last 20 and even 10 years and this book is the most comprehensive guide to understanding and using that new technology such as waterborne paints, with easy to understand guides to getting the most out of the products being used.
The book is split into two parts. Part 1 covers everything: explaining solvent and waterborne paint and most materials used in the restoration and painting process, as well as the tools used for these tasks: understanding paint spray guns, welders, plasma cutters, air tools and hand tools. There are 12 step by step instruction chapters that show the processes of restoring and painting a classic musclecar, bodywork, panel bonding seam sealing, repairing and painting plastic and fiberglass parts, designing and mixing custom colors.
Part 1 also contains a very comprehensive and easy to understand guide to painting with waterborne paint. Recent EPA regulations have restricted solvent-based paints for use only in approved professional paint booths, meaning that do-it-yourselfers can no longer use them--and it won't be long before their use is banned entirely.
Part 1 also features a chapter on Troubleshooting Paint Issues, and how to avoid them.

Part 2 contains 12 chapters that cover painting most kinds of custom artwork on hot rods and motorcycles. There are whole chapters devoted to painting ghost flames, real fire flames, flag graphics, cutting edge and retro flake graphics, wood grain and stone effect basecoats and even a chapter devoted to using waterborne paint to create classic traditional hot rod flames. And Chapter 26 shows how to apply a cleacoarcoat finish over all your hard work, then buff it to a glassy show car result.

JoAnn Bortles has put all her 34 years of restoration, bodywork, painting and custom artwork experience into one easy to follow step by step guide that packs an incredible amount of information into one book.
Automotive Paint from Prep to Final Coat is the first book to provide instruction  and hows to for waterborne paints. In addition to this critical information, author and top professional painter JoAnn Bortles covers all the techniques necessary to get the great results your car deserves. From initial body-panel preparation, to troubleshooting common problems, to application of the final coat, and all steps in between, this book is the only reference you will need to ensure your DIY automotive paint job is done right the first time.
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Car Painting

The Crowood Press UK
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An essential guide to all aspects of car painting, for keen amateurs and professionals alike. With step-by-step instructions and illustrations throughout, Car Painting covers the entire process - from panel preparation to spraying and painting techniques - offering guidance and tips on painting your car to a professional standard.

With a focus on safety throughout, the book also covers:

Selecting and understanding paint, including important legislation

Materials and equipment, and building your own paint booth

Preparing your car, including parts removal, sanding, chemical stripping and rust proofing

Masking and priming

Painting techniques - spraying, clear coats and drying

Stripes and custom touches, including two-tone, pinstriping and stickers

Polishing, reassembly and preservation


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Pro Paint & Body HP1563

HP Books
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This is a revised and updated edition of one of the bestselling paint handbooks in the industry. It includes current information on HVLP paint guns and equipment and waterborne paint technology. It also has sections on hammer and dolly, paintless dent removal, patching panels, spray guns and compressors, paint prep, shooting paint, color sanding, plastic bumper repair, and custom paint tips and tricks.
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Automotive Cheap Tricks & Special F/X

Airbrush Action, Inc
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For anyone who believes that man can't live by single color alone, there's Automotive Cheap Tricks and Special F-X! A comprehensive and up-to-date how-to handbook on airbrushing and custom graphics. You'll learn a vast array of techniques from wood-graining to flames to pinstriping and beyond. This wildly colorful manual has techniques and insights for artists at all levels of expertise.
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