Old cars are the heart and soul of our hobby, and often the only ones we can actually afford. Of course, the older (and cheaper) the car, the more likely it is to show the scars of its age. The simple way to improve its image is to pull into a body or restoration shop, toss them the keys, and have them call you when it's done. The problem is, that's expensive. But there's a better way.
We're going to break the process of refinishing a car into several categories, and then explore the different means of accomplishing the various tasks within each category. Hopefully this will provide some guidance when you're planning your next project. Just keep in mind that there isn't really a way to completely avoid the need for particular skills and tools/equipment during the refinishing process. Check it out.