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Paint Your Car at Home

If you're into looking good on a budget, dive into this primer on basic bodywork and creative use of color.

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It Has to Begin Somewhere
The key to any backyard project is to start with something that is reasonably sound to begin with. This particular El Camino was in fairly decent shape but still needed hours of tweaks before it was ready for paint. Once the El Camino was placed in the side yard alongside the house, everyone had a hand in searching for dents, wrinkles, and any general sheetmetal malaise. Once all the kinks made themselves known, the real work began. We started by unbolting all the sheetmetal, removing the trim and emblems, and stripping the paint.

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