Pro Paint & Body: Professional Techniques, Tips and Tricks

2nd Edition

by Jim Richardson


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In this revised and updated edition of Pro Paint and Body, author Jim Richardson offers the reader a chance to acquire the techniques, tips and tricks that professional painters and artists have developed over many years.

The techniques discussed and detailed in this how-to book, can make the difference between creating a car that looks good, versus one that looks fantastic.

● Safety First!
● Evaluating a Project Car
● Frame Alignment
● Paint Stripping
● Degreasing, Derusting and Prepping
● Pro Hammer-and-Dolly Techniques
● Limited Access and Paintless Dent Removal
● Metal Shrinking
● Basic Bodywork Welding
● Patching Panels
● Door Skinning
● Adhesive Panel Repair
● Metal Fabricating Tools
● Working with Plastic Filler
● Working with Lead
● Fiberglass Repair
● Spray Guns, Compressors and Spray Booths
● Paint Tech
● Waterborne Paint Tech
● Block Sanding
● Masking and Final Prep
● Shooting Paint
● Blending Two-Stage Urethanes
● Color Sanding for a Show-Winning Finish
● Plastic Bumper Repair
● Fixing Paint Cracks
● Body Panel Assembly Tips
● Kustom Paint Tips and Tricks
● Powder-Coating at Home
● Color Matching
● Rust Protection
● Detailing and Maintenance Tips
● The Future of Paint

Pro Paint & Body will also be beneficial to those who want to learn about the latest automotive paint technology, as things have changed dramatically in the last 20 years as a result of environmental laws as well as newer materials that are now available.

This book covers everything you need to know, from basic bodywork to repair a fender-bender to a show-car finish.

product details

  • Publisher: HP Publications
  • ISBN: 155788563X (1-557-88563-X)
  • ISBN-13: 9781557885630 (978-1-557-88563-0)
  • Format: Softcover, 160 pages
  • Date Published: 03-2011


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