Guest article by www.cararticles.co.uk - 03/11/08
Modern Car Renovation Techniques
Whether you've found a car at a bargain price that
needs some loving attention to bring it up to scratch or you just want
to sort out your own car and transform it from a rust bucket to a chick
magnet then you'll probably be interested in some of the Modern Car Renovation
techniques that are available to you on the market today. It's a relatively
cheap and definitely satisfying thing to get involved with and the results
will put a smile on your face and hopefully a bit of cash in your pocket
if you're looking to salvage the resale price of a motor that's on its
last legs. Here's a few of the most basic things you can do to get into
car restoration, and most of them can apply to cars of any condition
in order to help maintain your car and prolong the life of the exterior
Car bumpers will take more damage than most parts of your car, and an
untidy bumper can stick out like a sore thumb. However, new smart scuff
repair techniques only treat the damaged area and remove the need for
replacing the entire panel or bumper. Wing mirror scrapes and scuffs
can also be addressed.
This can be a relatively difficult process, so it's advisable to seek
professional advice and assistance, especially as different kinds of
dents require different techniques to remove them. Paintless dent removal
techniques, which are new to the UK market, require a skilled and steady
hand to repair dents by inserting rods behind the bodywork and gently
massaging them out, without the need for filling or repainting.
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment
Damage to alloy wheels from curbing is unsightly, and replacement wheels
will run into the hundreds of pounds, but there is a simpler way to
make repairs without having to replace the wheel. Modern restoration
techniques will not only remove any visible damage to your wheels but
also coat them in a protective layer to ensure that further damage
Connolising is a technique that reconditions and re-colours worn out
leather seats and interiors.
One of the biggest problems that can occur to a car is damage to the
paintwork, through stone chips, scrapes, accidents or just through
the aging process, but it can be relatively simple to repair thanks
to a market that is full of products designed just for the paintwork
on a car. Selecting a touch up paint that matches your car's colour
is essential, and you needn't worry if you've not got a steady painting
hand as filling in a stone chip badly is better than leaving it to
the potential hazard of rust, which is far harder to remove, and a
badly corrected stone chip can be corrected later by a more skilled
professional at any rate.
*Note: New Again uses the phrase 'Paintwork
Correction' in reference to more than just the repair of stone chips.
Please see the links at the bottom of this page.
paint care is essential to the maintenance and refurbishment enthusiast,
and another way to help preserve and protect your car's paintwork is
through paint sealant, which provides protection against UV, road salts,
acid rain and many other harmful materials which damage paintwork.
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