Car Painting

Car Painting
Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781847979476
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An essential guide to all aspects of car painting, for keen amateurs and professionals alike. With step-by-step instructions and illustrations throughout, Car Painting covers the entire process - from panel preparation to spraying and painting techniques - offering guidance and tips on painting your car to a professional standard.

With a focus on safety throughout, the book also covers:

Selecting and understanding paint, including important legislation

Materials and equipment, and building your own paint booth

Preparing your car, including parts removal, sanding, chemical stripping and rust proofing

Masking and priming

Painting techniques - spraying, clear coats and drying

Stripes and custom touches, including two-tone, pinstriping and stickers

Polishing, reassembly and preservation


The author

Matt Jones has been working as an automotive journalist and features writer for more than a decade. His previous roles have included Acting Editor of Practical Classics, and Senior Writer for and Top Gear magazine. He is currently the Digital Features Editor for British GQ, and regularly contributes to national newspapers and magazines.

Ian Taylor started in the motor trade as an apprentice panel beater with an Austin/Rover main dealer, in 1971. He then went on to work in other body shops before starting his own successful body and paint shop in 1981, which he still runs today with his son.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781847979476
Illustrations: 200 color photos
Size: 7.43 in x 9.68 in x 0.5 in / 188.72 mm x 245.87 mm x 12.7 mm

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