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Turn to the Pros to Level Up Your Skills

We live in a time when so much information is available to us instantly on request and for free. Between YouTube, Wikipedia, and Chat GPT, it’s easy to feel confident about knowing a lot about, well, a lot. We should know – after all, we create a ton of how-to […]

Technical

Get More Gloss From Powder Coated Parts

Powder coating is an undeniably tough and long-lasting finish for so many applications. But even though it lays out smooth when applied properly, the nature of the material can leave a shiny, but not super-glossy, final finish. One of the questions that comes up often is how to enhance the […]

Corvette racing at Daytona 24
Motoring

5 Experiences For Every Car Enthusiast’s List

I recently saw a social media post that quoted someone as saying, “I’d rather die with memories than dreams.” As a guy on the verge of becoming an empty-nester, I’m looking forward to new experiences that don’t involve school events. It got me thinking about all that I’ve gotten to […]

Technical

How to Paint a Bumper Using Single Stage Paint

If you’ve ever wondered whether you can use single-stage paint to make a body repair, this video might help. Eastwood product manager Ryan shows how he repaints the rear bumper on his GTI using Eastwood’s single-stage OEM Select paint. Unlike base coat/clear coat paint systems, this single-stage paint incorporates the […]

Technical

What You Show Know About Ceramic Paint Coatings

For most of the automobile’s history, wax was how you took care of your paint. Carnauba wax, specifically, was the Holy Grail, valued for its hard, clear finish. But you may have noticed a new kid making the rounds – ceramic coatings. Or more accurately, nano ceramics. Ceramic paint coatings […]

Feature Articles

Visiting Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles

The early twentieth century was the wild west of the automotive industry. By 1910, more than 500 companies had registered as automobile manufacturers across the country. Pennsylvania was home to numerous carmakers in those early days, with much of the industry centered around its steel-producing towns like Reading. Not far […]

6 tools for cutting sheet metal
Technical

Six Tools To Cleanly and Accurately Cut Sheet Metal

Whether you’re making a patch panel or fabricating a new design from scratch, cutting sheet metal can be a challenge. The key to a good, clean cut is having the right tool for the project. Some tools are great for long, straight cuts while others are made specifically for making […]

Motoring

Who Determines What’s Cool, Classic, or Collectible?

The term “classic vehicle” conjures up different images for different people. For some it may be ’63 Stingray coupe or a ’57 Thunderbird convertible. For others it may be a ’32 Ford 5-window coupe a Depression-era Dusenburg. Still others might lean towards something like a Porsche 356 Speedster or Jaguar […]

Technical

How to Paint Over Chrome

There’s nothing quite like the brilliant gleam of polished chrome trim. Unless, of course, you prefer a different look. While the glint of chrome plated bumpers and trim has long been a hallmark of American classics, painted accents serve as a powerful counterpoint to this aesthetic. Body-colored bumpers, for example, […]