In this detailed video tutorial on classic car resprays, Michael Coman shows you how to prepare for and apply primer on a panel to professional standards using an aerosol. Degreasing is the first essential step, followed by the use of tack cloths and various grades of abrasive paper and pads to prepare the surface for primer. Michael explains how best to spray using an aerosol can, what technique to use and how much paint to apply as well as some tricks from the professional body shops along the way. What results is a perfectly primed panel ready for flatting before paint.
In the second half of our cold engine check, Danny and Clive disengage the spark plug leads to take a closer look at the quality and cleanliness of the spark plugs. They also inspect the brake and clutch fluid reservoirs, oil and coolant. Before cracking on to the warm engine inspection, be sure to walk through each of the components Danny and Clive cover, looking for damage and other abnormalities.Watch Now >>
An often overlooked part of an oil change is to spin the engine gently on the starter with the coil disconnected, allowing fresh oil to circulate and ensure no damage through lack of lubrication is done on start-up. For more engine maintenance tips, visit our course Basic Engine Maintenance For Classic Cars.Watch Now >>