Collision Repair

Saving Sheet Metal for Rust Repair Patch Panels

Tags: Sheet Metal · Shop Management face it everything is getting more expensive today and sheet metal is no exception. If you are a hobbyist that builds a couple cars a year or a small shop that does a mixture of cash, restoration and insurance work then you have probably priced some sheet metal and even bought some only to find you end up cutting it and welding it to make it fit.

There are times when you do need to buy full panels. If you need to replace a quarter panel or full floor or if a fender is crumpled …

Should you use Single Stage Paint for a More Accurate Restoration?

Tags: Classic Car Restoration · Enamel · Urethane paint today is base coat color without any protection which is covered by a clear coat but what if you are restoring a vehicle that was originally painted with a single stage enamel?

Single stage enamels were popular until the mid 1980’s when they were enhanced with a clear coat protective coating and more extensive use of hardeners which brought them into the urethane mix.

Eventually we will probably see most single stage paints removed from the market because they are mainly available only in solvent based formulas. They do however give a finished job without …

Specialty Junkyards are Gold Mines for Classic Car Restoration Projects

Tags: Classic Car Restoration · Junkyards / Used Parts working on older vehicles it can be difficult, impossible or just very expensive to find parts. Most average junkyards will part out vehicles for about 10 years and then crush what remains for scrap metal. Some vehicles last longer and others are gone within months but finding a good junkyard can be difficult.

Specialty junkyards deal only with a select type of vehicle. Sometimes its only one model within a manufacturer and sometimes its only a select year range of a single model.

Other junkyards will deal only with muscle cars or vehicles before 1960 and …

What is the Best way to get rid of Curb Rash Damage on Car Rims

Tags: Collision Repair · Project Cars is the best way to get rid of curb rash on a wheel lip?

I have some OEM wheels that I want to try and clean up before I mount tires on them.

Should I just lightly sand the marks? I’ve heard you can weld metal onto the lip and sand it down.

I don’t weld and don’t want to spend $$$ for welding.
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Curb Rash is common on many vehicles. It is the light scuffs or cosmetic damage caused from rubbing your car wheels against something hard like a curb or the edge of a pothole.

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