Keeping your car looking good can be a labor of love, or a horrible chore – it all depends on using the right tools, products, and techniques. We get the inside info from two of the biggest names in DIY detailing so you can make your car shine like the pros, inside and out!
by Paul Huizenga on March 28, 2013
by Rick Seitz on September 20, 2012
Being as how BlownZ is no longer a street car, the thick factory installed safety glass is just slowing us down. So, we replaced the heavy front windshield and rear hatch glass with Five Star Bodies composite windows for far less weight and added safety. Step inside to find out more…
by Rick Seitz on August 12, 2012
When you’re building a 1000+HP drag missile, it’s good to have the right amount of downforce attached to the back of it.Follow along as we install one of Racecraft’s strutless rear spoilers on Project BlownZ.
by Rob Kinnan on March 7, 2012
It’s been a long time coming, but after all the performance parts mock ups, we finally stripped our Project Swinger Nova down bare and dropped it off at the paint booth at ZBest Paint & Body to get a shiny new coat of Sherwin-Williams paint.
Sanding scratches and wavy panels are the result of poor blocking techniques – an art that is simply just not that hard to master. We’re going to show you some super easy steps and tricks to getting the smoothest finish before you paint.
by Lindsey Fisher on October 24, 2011
Wanting a professional prep job done before Swinger got painted, we turned to Z-Best Auto Body & Paint for the full treatment. Knowing that a car’s paint job is only as good as the prep work done prior, Z-Best did an amazingly thorough job completing the many tasks required to get Swinger ready for her new look.
When painting your ride, working slowly and safely can produce great results. Before you ever get there, though, laying the groundwork and properly preparing the bare metal with the correct tools is just as important too. We spoke to the pro’s and got some basic steps and tricks to aid in your next paint job.
by Lindsey Fisher on September 29, 2011
With the latest discussion on Swinger being the paint scheme choices, we wanted some chrome to jazz things up a bit and really get our Nova‘s classic look rolling. Not only were we looking for pieces to compliment the pro-touring style of the car, but also pieces that showed close attention to fine details.
by Lindsey Fisher on June 9, 2011
When we got our ‘71 Nova, Project Swinger, it was in rough shape. Because of all the rust and body damage, we had to do a lot of metal work to straighten out the rough body of the car. To accomplish this, we used many tools. While the use of certain tools may be obvious for metal work, others are less evident.
by Lindsey Fisher on June 3, 2011
We threw around the idea of a truly unique paint job, toying with the idea of painting our Blank Slate Camaro in slate chalk board paint just to be different. Remember, we’re dealing with a classic muscle car for this project. Is a crazy paint job appropriate for an original ‘69 Camaro?
by Kevin Shaw on March 11, 2011
Whether you’re picking up somebody’s old project, a grandma’s old grocery getter, or an auction-block award winner, take a second to look over the car closely. Run the numbers and don’t feel intimidated to ask about the car’s history. You want your first project to be a positive one and not something you regret.