How to Restore Automotive Trim and Hardware

Overview

When it comes to restoring classic cars, the devil is often in the details--specifically, the small pieces of decorative trim and hardware. In this book one of the best auto restorers around provides step-by-step instructions for getting those essential details just right. Whether you're looking to replace it, repair it, polish it or re-chrome it, this book tells you how---and photos guide you through each step. Master craftsman Jeff Lilly covers the repair of stainless steel and aluminum trim, decorative strips,...

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Overview

When it comes to restoring classic cars, the devil is often in the details--specifically, the small pieces of decorative trim and hardware. In this book one of the best auto restorers around provides step-by-step instructions for getting those essential details just right. Whether you're looking to replace it, repair it, polish it or re-chrome it, this book tells you how---and photos guide you through each step. Master craftsman Jeff Lilly covers the repair of stainless steel and aluminum trim, decorative strips, fenders, bumpers, hub caps, wheel covers, door and trunk handles, and more. So whether you’re restoring your classic car for show or for late-night cruises, this book will help you perfect the finishing touches that make all the difference.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760335314
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 7/19/2009
  • Series: Motorbooks Workshop Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 964,888
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

John Gunnell is the author of over 70 automotive titles and the former editor of Old Cars Weekly. Some of his books include Illustrated Buyer’s Guide: Firebird, Illustrated Chevrolet Buyer’s Guide, and much more. He lives near Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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Table of Contents

Dedication

Introduction

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1         Bright Metal Auto Trim

Chapter 2         Types of Trim Damage

Chapter 3         Introduction to the Restoration of Metal Moldings

  Chapter 4         Proper Removal and Replacement of Trim Moldings   Chapter 5         Metalworking Techniques

Chapter 6         Refinishing Techniques

Chapter 7         Restoring Other Types of Metal Trim

Chapter 8         Specially Finished Trim

Chapter 9         “Chrome-Plated” Plastic Trim

Chapter 10       Other Metal and Plastic Trim

Chapter 11       Helpful Modern Coating Methods

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