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How to Paint Your Car: Revised & Updated (Motorbooks Workshop) Paperback – 15 Jun 2013

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Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; Revised edition edition (15 Jun. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760343888
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760343883
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 1.3 x 27.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 146,950 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Do you want to make your custom cruiser pop the second it rolls out of the garage? Then look no further than the pages of this book--Motorbooks' bestselling "How to Paint Your Car" has been revised and updated with the modern tools, technology, and techniques you need to turn heads every time your wheels hit the pavement. Come inside with veteran author Dennis Parks as he walks you through the ins and outs of modern vehicular painting styles and techniques. Have you ever wondered how the seamless scallops and pinstripes on the panels of your favorite cars are applied in the first place? It's not as hard as you think. Inside, you'll find over 300 detailed full-color photos and illustrations to showcase how the pros do what they do. From vehicle setup techniques like masking and taping to spray booth ventilation and safety, you'll find everything you need to turn your garage into a high-class automotive painting workshop. More than a dozen step-by-step projects will prepare you to tackle your own car. Add some glamor and sparkle to your car--literally--with Motorbooks' updated and revised edition of "How to Paint Your Car."

About the Author

Dennis W. Parks (Cedar Hill, MO) has written numerous how-to bestsellers for the Motorbooks Workshop series, including How to Build a Cheap Hot Rod, Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder's Guide, and The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair.

www.dennisparks.com


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A great book for background information on car body painting. Very high quality COLOUR illustrations. Only backside is the american bias on products and cars ;-( - seen from an european point of view... But very informative and clear in text and layout.
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Excellent quality book. Answers all the questions I had on my mind and others I had yet to consider. I hoped it would cover rust prevention and cure. It does ... but goes much deeper in pre-paint preparation. It also discusses the type of painting equipment required and their correct use. This is a lot of book for little money. Beautifully presented, printed, many colour illustrations, and superbly made. Recommended.
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hi, this is a gift for my husband, he has had a quick look at the book but has not had time to read it properly, but he said it was interested the bits that he fliked through!! it is going to help a lot!!! thanku.....xxxx
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Bought This book to get some insight to preping of vehicles, and what's required. Also to help with some smaller projects like bicycle frames.
The book gives more than enough detail for this, all the way upto painting the entire car, although not sure i would paint a whole car myself.
Well worth a read saved me and my painter lots of hassle, and also me some money, and helped get the project finished better.
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Great book, very readable and perfectly illustrated! A book you need to have if you consider spraying car, motorcycle etc. Gives you a good understanding about all things related to spraying your vehicle!
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I wanted a book that would give me the information I needed to paint my car with some degree of success. I find the terminology and the changes in paint very confusing. My car is old, with lots of different paint on it, with varying degrees of panel repair to be done before painting. This book is American and some of the information contained is not that relevant and some of the terminology actually added to my confusion at the first read. But once I got past that I found that with each thumb through I became a little clearer on the process I would need to adopt to paint my car, i was able to pull from each of the sections the steps applicable to my process and the results that I want to achieve.

this is my only car painting book so I cant say if its better or worse than any other, but I can say its a very well thumbed read and has provided me with a lot of information which has allowed me to develop a clear process for painting my car.

I hope this review helps.
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More long winded than it needs to be. Doesn't mention cellulose paints. Otherwise all good.
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I bought it togethere with "The complete guide to Auto body repair" and I found it quite a complete guide. Maybe the most complete guide you can find.

The only thing you can not get from the book is how hard could it be to actually practice what they write. You must in fact go and try them yourself.
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