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Eastwood Auto Restoration Blog - Free How-to Automotive Tech Advice for Everything DIY Automotive

  • Cloning isn't an option? The Best Ways to Gain an Extra Set of Hands When Working Alone.

    I don't know about you, but I work alone A LOT and I always seem to need an extra set of hands to hold things together, down, out of the way, etc when working on my projects. It seems like whenever I need an extra set of hands my friends aren't around and the significant other is no where to be found and I'm stuck trying to hold a piece together with my knee and elbow to tack weld. Over the years I've gathered a bunch of items that make working alone a little easier and I decided to put them together in a list for you. Feel free to share your favorites in the comments!
  • The Wrong Tools for the Job

    The wrong tools for the job can cause more damage than help if you aren't careful. When working on sheet metal a wrong swing of a hammer, the wrong hammer and dolly can cause damage to your panel that will take 3-4 times as long to fix. You ALWAYS want to match your hammer face and dolly to the shape of the panel your working on. If you're working on a flat panel this isn't ever a panel, but as soon as you get into a corner, a curve, or a hard-to-reach area you may need to go outside your simple starter kit of hammers and dollies.
  • Custom Paint Doesn't come from a Can! Eastwood Intermix System

    Truly restoring a car means that you have to follow the factory specs of what your car should have looked like when new. There isn't much room for creativity when building up your car in that manner. On the other hand custom cars leave the doors wide open for what you can do. Whether its a mild custom with just some things done to clean up the appearance of your vehicle or if it involves creating an entire new persona of your stocker. When it comes to painting a custom car you don't want to just go with a stock color that everyone else at the next show will have on their car. Custom Paint mixing can be a scary task and many factors can change the color or "formula" along the way. We decided to take away some of the complexity of picking and mixing a custom color for your ride.
  • Off-Roading Crash Course For Dummies: What you Need to Know Before you go Wheeling

    With Off-Roading becoming more and more popular and parts suppliers being readily available "Wheeling" has become a weekend warrior type hobby that you can do with your daily driver. Whether you plan to just go out on the trail to camp for the night or an intensive rock climbing weekend out into the great beyond there's some things you should do to prepare yourself. We decided to put together a small list of things a beginner should consider before hopping the white lines of the road into the rocks and dirt. Check it out below and feel free to comment below if you have some advice for beginners as well!
  • Eastwood Plastic Resurfacer Saves Weathered Motorcycle Parts- A Customer Review

    We always encourage customers to leave us feedback and reviews on products, but every now and then a customer goes above and beyond! Recently Rick M. sent us a link to a review he did on our Plastic Resurfacer on his motorcycle discussion forum. The "after photos" and review was so good we had to pass it on to customers. This entire review below is unedited and as-posted on the Concours Owners Group Forum. Thanks for sharing Rick, we appreciate the feedback!

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