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Basic Body Work: Pulling Dents and Dings with a Stud Welder

Dented Jeep
In the past we have talked about rust repair, which has also gotten less common, and fixing deep scratches in the paint, but what if there is an actual dimple or crease? The Jeep Patriot we tore down and reassembled for our recent repair manual had a dented front fender from a parking mishap. For...

Basic Body Work: Fixing a Deep Scratch in Your Car's Paint

Scratched car door upsets silly man
Severe scratches, resulting in chipped paint, exposed sheet metal and perhaps even a crease or dent, can be difficult and time consuming to repair. But if you let is go too long, moisture and oxidation will creep under the paint and before long that little scratch is a big problem. Anyone with the...

How to polish a car

How to polish a car
If you find that the water no longer ‘beads’ on your car’s paintwork when it rains or when you wash it, a coat of polish wouldn’t hurt. In this quick tutorial we’ll explain how to polish a car, with tips on how to ensure the best results.