How to Paint Your Show Car

How to Paint Your Show Car

by Stefan R. Gesterkamp
     
 

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One of the challenges of collecting, restoring, and showing classic cars is keeping the paint blue ribbon condition. If your restoration involves stripping and repainting the entire car, you'll want to precisely match the original color. If the goal is to preserve the factory paint, you may be touching-up certain areas with the goal of matching those areas to the

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One of the challenges of collecting, restoring, and showing classic cars is keeping the paint blue ribbon condition. If your restoration involves stripping and repainting the entire car, you'll want to precisely match the original color. If the goal is to preserve the factory paint, you may be touching-up certain areas with the goal of matching those areas to the rest of the car's weathered panels.

Covering these topics and more, Stefan Gesterkamp leads the reader through the concours painting process. Whether doing it themselves or hiring a professional, the car's owner gains a solid foundation of knowledge before investing significant time and money into a paint project.

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In How To Paint Your Show Car, Stefan Gesterkamp takes you inside today’s paint systems, shows you how to do flawless metal/body work and paint prep, how to match OEM colors and refurbish original paint and bodywork, how to choose a quality paint—AND a quality painter, and much more. There’s also a chapter devoted to painting carbon fiber—something that’s not been seen in many (if any) how-to painting books. Even if the closest you ever come to one of today’s downdraft paint booths, HVLP spray guns or basecoat/clearcoat paint systems is your checkbook, Gesterkamp’s book is a must-read before you begin planning that eye-grabbing show-and-go Vette’s color scheme.” - Scott Ross, blogs.corvettefever.com

“Gesterkamp covers it all, from choosing a painter to detailing after the pigment is on.” - Muscle Car Review

“This new book will give you all the information you need to do the perfect body work, paint preparation and applying an award-winning paint job, whether you do it for yourself or have it done.” – Albert Drake, Cruzin Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760332757
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
10/21/2008
Series:
Motorbooks Workshop Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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“In How To Paint Your Show Car, Stefan Gesterkamp takes you inside today’s paint systems, shows you how to do flawless metal/body work and paint prep, how to match OEM colors and refurbish original paint and bodywork, how to choose a quality paint—AND a quality painter, and much more. There’s also a chapter devoted to painting carbon fiber—something that’s not been seen in many (if any) how-to painting books. Even if the closest you ever come to one of today’s downdraft paint booths, HVLP spray guns or basecoat/clearcoat paint systems is your checkbook, Gesterkamp’s book is a must-read before you begin planning that eye-grabbing show-and-go Vette’s color scheme.” - Scott Ross, blogs.corvettefever.com

 

“Gesterkamp covers it all, from choosing a painter to detailing after the pigment is on.” - Muscle Car Review

 

“This new book will give you all the information you need to do the perfect body work, paint preparation and applying an award-winning paint job, whether you do it for yourself or have it done.” – Albert Drake, Cruzin Magazine

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Meet the Author

Stefan Gesterkamp has been a professional auto painter for over 25 years. His clients include super-collector Jay Leno. He lives in Tarzana, California.

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