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What’s your favorite obscure Porsche paint color?

Radium Green? Lido Gold? Moonstone? What's your favorite rare Porsche color?

How to fix that paint chip–without going to the body shop

If you drive your car at all, it's likely to get a paint chip. Here's the DIY way to fix those chips.

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Restoration & Renovation: Painting a car at home | Spraying the 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. And in part 3, we'll spray on the top coats.

Restoration & Renovation: Painting a car at home | Creating a perfect surface for final paint

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

Shop Work: How to paint a car at home | Basic body work part 3

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.

Shop Work: 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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The key to achieving a genuine, glass-smooth paint finish

Before our Bugeye Sprite leaves the paint booth, it is first baked–twice in this case–and then, after a day or two, wet sanding can begin.

This too is …

How to get the best possible paintjob? Plenty of time and effort

Now, after all of the prep work, it’s time to spray some color on our Bugeye Sprite.

Javier of Jeff’s Restorations laid down two or …

How to prepare a Bugeye Sprite body for paint

More of the labor to make our Bugeye Sprite look good. Before paint, the entire car was wet sanded with 400- and then 600-grit sandpaper.

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