Maintaining Your A/C System by:db-autotek Over time, your once-cold A/C system might start to deteriorate until you suddenly realize it’s no longer blowing cold. Regular maintenance is critical, including cleaning the evaporator fins, changing the charge every 2 years, and ensuring system is clean and debris-free. Mine had ceased blowing cold air, and it turns […]
DISCLAIMER DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK! I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR PAINT, OR WHAT YOU MAY DO TO IT! If you are at all nervous about taking sandpaper to your new car there is a reason. The results shown here are unusual for a newbie at wet sanding. I spoke with many people […]
More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Motor Oil Choosing the best motor oil is a topic that comes up frequently in discussions between motorheads, whether they are talking about motorcycles or cars. The following article is intended to help you make a choice based on more than the advertising hype. Oil companies provide […]
You will need: 600 sand paper (wet or dry your choice) Dupilcolor Engine Enamel and Clear Coat( I chose not to clear as the final coat came out pretty smooth) Start by cleaning the cover with some dish detergent and a scrub brush to remove dirt and oil. Don’t bother drying it as the next […]
From Salvage to Showroom Shine—Bringing Paint Back From the Dead It began with a phone call. A friend had just bought a bargain-basement-priced 1990 240sx.Although it was mechanically in good shape, the paint job was trashed. It was badly oxidized on the hood, trunk, and roof—with a chalky pallor and no reflectivity left at all. […]
The original thread from the Mopar forums has been around long enough for this technique to have been applied with varying results to several other types of cars. While it can create a smoother, more even finish than rattlecans and can last longer than the typical $250 job that Maaco offers, the results are entirely dependent on the amount of time you devote to the job.
Claying One of the most frequent questions I get asked is regarding claying. Many people ask if it’s a necessary step and what benefit they get from it. The best way for me to describe it is by using your own skin as an example. Your skin, like a car’s paint is under assault from […]
Rattlecan paint jobs have gained a negative reputation in recent years as it seems any 16-year-old kid is all-too-eager to ruin his perfect factory paint in the hopes of giving his car that “street racer” look. For those of us who have mismatched panels, badly oxidized paint, etc… it can be a cheap temporary alternative to spending all your project budget on the real thing. Depending on your skill level and patience, you can come out with results that rival the real thing.
Replace that saggy, torn, or rotted headliner with this easy to follow tutorial!