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  • Metal Buffing Tips and Tricks

    Buffing is just the process of smoothing the minor high and low spots on a surface until it is perfectly smooth. Typically it is done with fabric wheels and abrasive compounds of various types. You progressively move from a very aggressive, to a less aggressive compound, and matching wheel, until you polish your piece to a near mirror finish.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • How to make a Custom Metal Hood Scoop from Scratch- With Ron Covell

    Ron Covell is a master of forming sheet metal by stretching, bending and shaping. He has made a series of how to DVDs which Eastwood carries, in which he teaches you how the things he makes look so easy. He also does classes and workshops all over the country, including at Eastwood headquarters in Pennsylvania. He uses our tools, and for several years now he has attended the SEMA show in Las Vegas and demonstrated them, from hammer, sandbags and dollies to the English Wheel. One of the projects he likes to use as an example is a traditional styled, hot rod hood scoop out of 1/16 inch thick aluminum, from start to finish in less than an hour.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • How to Control Warpage on Sheet Metal on a Weld Joint with Gene Winfield

    There's a misconception among enthusiasts and even some professional body guys about welding sheet metal. The fact is that no matter how good or careful you are, metal WILL warp when you're welding on sheet metal.   Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • Tech Tip- Making Dimple Holes without a Press

    Dimpled or flared holes in panels not only strengthens the panel, but also adds a "industrial" look to a panel that is really hot right now. This process dates back to the WWII era when panels for aircraft were done this way to add strength and save weight. That look trickled down to post-war race cars and eventually has become mainstream in styling into custom cars.   Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • How to apply body filler- Fix, Fill, and repair body damage Correctly.

    In this how-to session Kevin goes over the various Eastwood Contour polyester body fillers and surfacers, as well as other Eastwood products. He talks about which to use where, how much to use, how to apply it, how to shape and sand it, and how to get it ready for primer and paint.  Click Here To Read Full Post...