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.
As with most projects in the garage, it’s important to first learn the essential techniques and then challenge yourself on the more complicated scenarios. To help you gain an introductory understanding of classic car electrics, Danny Hopkins and Ed Hughes are here to demonstrate a number of simple car maintenance projects that focus on classic car electrics. With each of the five classes in this course, you’ll discover a new technique that you can implement in your own garage and grow more confident as a classic car restorer.Watch Now >>
Once you’ve removed the cylinder head from the engine block, it’s necessary to dismantle the head to properly assess its condition and decide the next course of action. Ed teaches you how to search for any damage on the surface, including to the valves, head and copper sealing rings and the head gaskets, and then takes the head apart to have a look at each of the components inside.Watch Now >>
In the previous class, Ed showed you how to clean the valves and prepare them for reinsertion into the head. Now, you’ll learn how to lap in the valves using grinding paste and then decoke the engine in order to increase its efficiency and ensure top-notch engine performance for another several thousand miles. Ed introduces the tools you need to complete this process and then shows you how to use them.Watch Now >>