“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
*Create an award-winning paint job
*Flawless prep and body work
*Match original factory colors
*Refurbish original paint and bodywork
*Choose a quality paint and painter
One of the biggest challenges of collecting, restoring, and showing classic cars is creating a blue-ribbon paint job and keeping it that way, or preserving your car’s original paint. If your restoration involves stripping and repainting the entire car, you'll want to precisely match the original color or create a new paint job that blows away the competition. If your project involves restoring the car’s factory paint, then you’ll need to do so in a way that preserves the overall look of the car and the vision of the project.
How to Paint Your Show Car covers these topics and more. High-end automotive paint expert Stefan Gesterkamp leads the reader through the concours painting process, from body filler and prep to detailing and preservation. Gesterkamp shares his 25 years of experience and also passes along the knowledge of fellow painters and collectors like Chip Foose and Jay Leno.
Whether you do your own painting or hire a professional, How to Paint Your Show Car will guide you through the process of creating an award-winning paint job.
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