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Simple fix-ups for nicks and scratches in a car's paint.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1986 (v.64#12) pg. F4

Paint your car at home and save money. Tips on filling dents and scratches, sanding and priming, and using a spray gun.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #238 Apr 1983 (v.33#4) pg. 128
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #240 Jul-Aug 1983 (v.33#6) pg. 116

How to buy a new paint job for your automobile.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #276 Feb 1987 (v.37#2) pg. 64

Repairing a scratch in your auto paint. Some tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #301 Sep 1989 (v.39#8) pg. 77

How to repaint your car yourself.
HANDY ANDY Sep 1980 (v.4#10) pg. 55

How to prepare a car for repainting. Includes tips on repairing minor dents, rust spots, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #687 Jul 1985 (v.81) pg. 91

Tips on touching-up paint chips.
HOME MECHANIX #691 Nov 1985 (v.81) pg. 23

Repairing chips and scratches in a car's paint finish.
HOME MECHANIX #719 Mar 1988 (v.84) pg. 36

Protecting your car's paint. Tips on washing, waxing, repairing paint chips, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #746 Jun 1990 (v.86) pg. 14

Acid-rain repairs for automobile finishes.
HOME MECHANIX #777 Jul-Aug 1993 (v.89) pg. 38

Touching up after auto body repairs. Tips on blending paint or touching up when making spot repairs.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION May-Jun 1978 (v.67#5) pg. 37

Give your car a $40 paint job.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #463 Dec 1966 (v.62) pg. 104

Tips on painting decorative designs on your car using car enamels.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #531 Aug 1972 (v.68) pg. 82

How to use spray paint to do your own auto touch-up.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1971 (v.136#4) pg. 192

How to buy a paint job for your car. Tips on selecting a shop to do the job, typical prices, things to watch out for, guarantees, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1975 (v.144#4) pg. 56

How to repaint your car yourself.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1975 (v.144#4) pg. 58

Tip: Protect chrome while spray painting a car by coating it with rubber cement.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1981 (v.156#1) pg. 32G

Performance tuning guide. All the how-to you need to get better automobile looks. Covers monochroming, engine detailing, new paints, shaping up soft bodies, and waxing.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1988 (v.165#5) pg. 94

Tips on repairing minor paint chips.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1989 (v.166#5) pg. 168

Tips on preparing your car for a paint job.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1989 (v.166#5) pg. 170

Prepping your car for painting by a professional. Tips on doing your own light bodywork, removing hardware and trim, sanding, masking, ... etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1994 (v.171#11) pg. 125

Tip on repairing stone chips in auto paint using touchup paint.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1995 (v.172#4) pg. 121

Tip on removing accessory pinstripe decorations.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1998 (v.175#4) pg. 137

How to paint your car's plastic trim.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1972 (v.201#2) pg. 98

Beginner's guide to auto repainting.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1984 (v.224#6) pg. 119

How to repaint your car so that it looks like a professional job.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS May 1970 (v.41#5) pg. 50

Use rubber cement or dip coating to mask chrome or trim before painting.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #164 Mar 1990 (v.14#8) pg. 30

Fundamentals of pinstriping. Part 1.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #182 Sep 1991 (v.16#2) pg. 10

Fundamentals of pinstriping. Part 2.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #183 Oct 1991 (v.16#3) pg. 27

HVLP (high volume low pressure) spray painting systems and their application in automobile painting. Part 1.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #184 Nov 1991 (v.16#4) pg. 3

HVLP (high volume low pressure) spray painting systems and their application in automobile painting. Part 2.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #185 Dec 1991 (v.16#5) pg. 3

Tip on using water-soluble tempera (poster) paint to reveal blemishes in body filler prior to priming.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #188 Mar 1992 (v.16#8) pg. 28

Metal conditioning. A simplistic step-by-step method to insure your automobile paint job against future problems.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #192 Jul 1992 (v.16#12) pg. 16

Auto painting for the beginner.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #199 Feb 1993 (v.17#7) pg. 12
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #201 Apr 1993 (v.17#9) pg. 29

Paint stand for spray painting automobile moldings and trim pieces uses magnets on dowels to hold the piece.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #201 Apr 1993 (v.17#9) pg. 25

Tip on converting gloss paint to "flat" paint for touch-ups.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #212 Mar 1994 (v.18#8) pg. 29

Make a set of measuring/mixing sticks to properly mix a quart of prepared automotive paint.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #224 Mar 1995 (v.19#8) pg. 23

The generic approach to restoration. Part 1. Restoring automotive coatings (paint, chrome plating, etc.). Understanding how coatings adhere to substrates.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #247 Feb 1997 (v.21#7) pg. 3

The generic approach to restoration. Part 2. Cleaning, scratching and polishing.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #248 Mar 1997 (v.21#8) pg. 3

Restoration road. Part 15. Paint stripping.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #260 Mar 1998 (v.22#8) pg. 14
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #262 May 1998 (v.22#10) pg. 30

Restoration road. Part 21. Surface preparation for painting.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #266 Sep 1998 (v.23#2) pg. 12

Tips on controlling dirt and dust when doing spray painting.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #267 Oct 1998 (v.23#3) pg. 34

Restoration road. Part 23. Paint guns. Advice on selection and use.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #268 Nov 1998 (v.23#4) pg. 10

Restoration road. Part 25. Selecting a painting system.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #270 Jan 1999 (v.23#6) pg. 10

Restoration road. Part 26. Paint, surface preparation, paint mixing, etc.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #271 Feb 1999 (v.23#7) pg. 10

Keeping an original car original. Repairing paint chips and scratches.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #271 Feb 1999 (v.23#7) pg. 31

Restoration road. Part 27. Painting automobiles with lacquer.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #272 Mar 1999 (v.23#8) pg. 6

Restoration road. Part 28. Painting automobiles with urethane.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #273 Apr 1999 (v.23#9) pg. 9

Restoration road. Part 29. Painting plastic auto bodies.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #275 Jun 1999 (v.23#11) pg. 10

Master coachpainter describes his techniques for restoring and re-painting antique cars and coaches.
WOODWORKER #1091 Oct 1984 (v.88) pg. 666