• making-cardboard-templates
    2:26

    Cardboard is far more malleable and easy to cut than steel. An accurate cardboard template is incredibly important in creating a repair patch, and Michael shows you how. For more tips and tricks, check out our course Simple Body Repairs.

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  • types-of-weld-joints
    2:35

    Choosing the correct type of joint for the application is critical for a neat and strong repair. Lap, Joggle, Plug or Butt. Teamed with the correct rust prevention, these can all be used to create a long-lasting repair.

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  • How to Protect New Welds From Rust
    5:08

    In this class we discuss how you can use ‘corrosion free engineering’ throughout your restoration, including the use of weld through primers and seam sealers. Ian uses his many years’ experience in the rust prevention and repair industry to show us how to prevent rust throughout your restoration. Ian teaches Matt how to properly apply seam sealers to new welds on a car. This is an important step in preventing rust and should be carried out on both new welded joints and factory seams.

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  • How to Achieve the Perfect Car Underbody Coating
    15:50

    Having prepared the surface of the car, we look at how to apply a hard-wearing finish to the car. There are various options available to you, which Ian and Matt discuss the pros and cons of, before demonstrating how to apply a popular flexible wax coating on the wheel arch of our Austin Maxi.

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  • How and Where to Apply Cavity Wax and Ensure Maximum Coverage
    14:44

    There’s a baffling variety of cavity waxes on the market. Ian and Matt discuss the principles of cavity wax injection and what to look for in a cavity wax, before looking at how to apply the waxes with maximum effect. It’s important to get the wax everywhere and look to create a ‘fog’ of wax. Think about where your classic’s typical rust spots are and focus particularly on these areas. Make sure drain holes are clear both before and after application.

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  • How and When to Use Rust Converters
    12:55

    Rust converters aren’t a magic cure-all for a rotten car, but can be very useful when tackling surface corrosion before applying a coating to prevent further rusting. Ian and Matt show you how and when to use them for maximum effect as part of your total rust prevention regime. Working on our Austin Maxi, Matt quizzes Ian on the dos and don’ts, giving you expert advice on how to properly protect your classic car.

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  • How to Prepare Your Car for Rustproofing
    14:54

    The key to any surface coating is good and thorough preparation. There are various stages of preparing the surface of a car for rust prevention, focusing on the various different forms of surface contamination with both chemical and mechanical preparation techniques being explained in this class. Safety is key here too, and Ian shows you how to keep safe while undertaking the task.

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  • How to Get Rid of Rust
    1:23

    In How to Get Rid of Rust, you’ll learn how to prevent and treat rust on your car. Our expert guide, Ian Allen, will take you through the various stages to ensure a rust-free car and worry-free motoring for years to come. A small investment now could save you the cost of complete restoration further down the line.

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  • Simple Body Repairs - Class 3
    1:23

    Ascertaining which are high and low spots of a damaged area on a panel is the starting point for any body repair. A body file enables you to see where these are to enable you to carry out the repair. For more helpful tips from Skill Shack, check out our Simple Body Repairs course.

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