Eastwood Auto Restoration Blog - Free How-to Automotive Tech Advice for Everything DIY Automotive
One place that many often forget when restoring a vehicle is the exhaust system. Like the rest of your vehicle, rust loves to hide in those hard to reach locations. Your exhaust system is no different. If you think about it, the exhaust is subject to some pretty harsh conditions. Not only does it see all types of weather, road salt, and grime, but it also will be subject to extreme temperature changes. These conditions help accelerate the rust both inside and outside of your exhaust system.
We realize that working on your exhaust system is not a fun job, so we have developed a full line of Exhaust Paints that will allow your exhaust system to last the life of your car so you don't have to do the job more than once.
The first step when installing a new exhaust system is to coat the inside of the exhaust (especially inside headers and manifolds) with Eastwood Internal Exhaust Coating. This will stop any rust that could be lurking inside your exhaust and seal out moisture from causing future corrosion. Internal Exhaust Coating also keeps your under hood temperatures down, giving added benefits aside from the obvious. This is a step that is often missed, but is necessary to the longevity of your exhaust system.
Next is to coat the outside of your exhaust system to avoid external corrosion and also to keep it looking great! We offer a number of different Exhaust Coatings to give you anything from an eye-catching custom look, to an exact replica of how your exhaust looked rolling off of the showroom floor!
So next time you do exhaust work on your vehicle, take the time to make sure your exhaust lasts as long as the rest of the project!
Normally when I do brake work on a car I dread the moment when I have to ask a friend, family member, neighbor, etc for help pumping the brake pedal. Not everyone gets the same enjoyment out of bleeding brakes and getting a nice firm pedal as we do! It can be a tedious process, especially if the person pumping the pedal makes an error and pumps the pedal with the bleeder screw open, allowing air to be sucked back into the system. This will make you start all over, and cause unneeded extra work.
Once again here at Eastwood we worked to make your life easier when completing an often tedious job. Our new Eastwood Brake Bleeder Kit allows you to bleed your brake system simply and without any help from the wife, kids, neighbor, etc! Our bleeder kit allows you to create a vacuum at the caliper or slave cylinder, and pulls air out of the system. This can be easily done at the bleeder without the need to jump back and forth from the pedal or reservoir to the bleeder screw. We know this isn't a product you may use frequently, so we are offering it at an extremely affordable price. This means it will pay for itself after just one use (just exchanging dinner for a few minutes of pedal pumping from your wife will be more costly!).
This brake bleeding kit compliments all of our other Eastwood Brake Tools, and will make even the toughest brake jobs a breeze!
As always, contact us with your product ideas for anything you could use to make a job in your shop easier!
Media blasting is a job that can be quite messy and expensive. Most blasting systems are great if you plan to use it often, but the cost definitely can be overwhelming if you only use it once or twice. Normally you would need a cabinet or a stand-up pressure blaster that requires a large compressor, an efficient air drying system, and loads of media; even if you are just doing a couple small items like valve covers, intake manifolds, etc.
Here at Eastwood we recently released a kit that will allow you to get blasting quicker than ever before. With our new Small Job Media Blasting Kits you can be up and running in no time without the need to invest in a large media blaster or cabinet. If you want to strip and recoat your old parts we suggest coupling the new small job blasting kit with one of our HotCoat Powder Coating Kits. Using the two kits together will get you restoring and coating parts quicker, and more affordably then ever!
As always keep your suggestions coming with your ideas for new products to help you do the job right!