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Basic body work part 2: Applying polyester filler

Just because it was cheap doesn't mean your project shouldn't look good. Here is how to use polyester filler to smooth in those rough sections.

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Basic body work part 1: Repairing rusty sheet metal

Rust is often compared to cancer. If caught early, it can be stopped in its tracks. Allow it to spread, and the prognosis isn’t so good.

How to Properly Tune an Engine | Go Faster!

It doesn't take much for a well-running engine to suddenly need a tune-up. Here are 10 steps to find and diagnose that problem.

Testing for Cracks at Home With DIY Dye Penetrants

There is an inexpensive, at-home way to perform a DIY crack and flaw inspection on many of your car’s components. The method is called visible dye penetrant testing.

13 Steps To Ensure You Don't Blow up Your Engine During Initial Start-Up

Starting up an engine for the first time can exhilarating, but not if something goes wrong. Here are some steps to make sure it goes right.

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Basic body work part 4: Wet sanding, buffing and polishing

Yes, a decent paint job can look good on its own, but a bit of work (and polish and wet sanding) can really make it shine.

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Basic body work part 3: Applying Paint

Can you paint a car at home using rattle cans? Yes–as long as you’re willing to trade off some long hours for money saved.

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How to correctly use a plasma cutter

Five tips on how to use that plasma cutter–and not make a complete mess of your project.

Repair that cracked front spoiler in seven easy steps

A bruised chin spoiler can spoil a car’s entire look. Ditch the duct tape and perform a proper repair with just a few hours’ work.

Painting a Car at Home Part 3: Spraying Those Topcoats

A series of stories chronicling our adventure in painting a car at home. In part 1, we prepped. In part 2, we created a perfect, primed surface to paint on. …

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