How To Recover A Dashboard
TheCousinDan shows you how to recover a dashboard with new vinyl. Restore
old cars and trucks with this handy skill!
How to repair a large rusted out area on your vehicle
I'm just showing one way of a quick Diy repair without using a welder and
patch metal this is a fairly easy process with little experience and tools
needed, there are much better ways of doing this (welding on a jobber panel
or patching with metal) but this is just a very cheep way no welding or
experience in metal work needed and if the vehicle is rust proofed after
the repairs and every season afterwards it will last for many years.
Grinder or rotary tool
Palm sander (optional)
Mixing board (old piece of sheet metal)
Sanding block (block of wood)
Rust Mort (if you can't remove all the rust)
Short or long stand fiber glass filler (bondo Glass)
Fiber glass cloth for cars not boats
Body filler (Polyester body filler)
Wax paper (the stuff you use in the kitchen)
Sand paper 80, 120, 240 grit
Primer (use the stuff for autos only)
Top coat (color match paint)
Paintless Dent Repair Using a Heat Gun and a Can of Compressed Gas Duster
Can you repair dents in an automobile with a hair dryer and a can of
compressed air? Yes and no. It depends upon the location and severity of
the damage. But as I have demonstrated, with a heat gun, $9 worth of Endust
Duster, and about 15 minutes, you can achieve some remarkable results.
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Responses to the most common criticisms:
Q. Why didn't you just push the dent out from behind?
A. This is a hybrid vehicle and there is A/C equipment for battery cooling
that is located between the sheet metal and the interior finish. The dent
was simply not accessible from the inside.
Q. Why didn't you just use a toilet plunger and pull the dent out?
A. That may have worked on the larger of the two dents, but the surface
area of the smaller dent would have made that impossible.
Q. This video and photos of the dents have been Photoshopped and faked!
A. Absolutely not. I will gladly attest that this video and the images of
the dent, before and after, have not been retouched. I also have a witness
who observed the process and would attest the same.
Q. "Tapping" the panel like you did in the video would have popped the dent
out without the heating and cooling.
A. My attempts to pop the dent out with persuasive tapping by hand and a
rubber mallet prior to the heating / cooling did not have any impact.
Q. This process didn't help, you can still see the dents!
A. Yes. if you look closely you can still see the smaller of the two dents.
However, the larger of the two is not distinguishable to the casual
observer. This process made a significant improvement to the appearance of
both dents. It is not a factory perfect repair, but this is not a valuable
vehicle either. I could not justify the expense of a professional body shop
for a vehicle that is seven years old and +150,000 miles. This process
provided a good alternative.
Painting Interior Plastic Parts
A LabJapan - CustomSprayMods Collaboration
Lucas sends Dave his interior parts
Dave paints the interior plastic parts and goes through the steps involved
preparing, priming, painting and clear.
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Music by Kevin Macleod http://incompetech.com
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