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Redneck Car Repairs That Are Borderline Genius

Redneck Car Repairs That Are Borderline Genius

Listen, it’s not stupid if it works. And these redneck inventions work!

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Paint Chip on your Car? DIY Repair Guide

Paint Chip on your Car? DIY Repair Guide

Paint Chip Repairs on your car are easier than you think. Use this guide and do it yourself (DIY).

You have paint chip on your car ? It never fails, even moments after you drive away from the auto detailer with a perfect pritine car. A Rock or some kind of Road debris will hit your car before you know it. Why spend money having it repaired when you can easily do it yourself?

I don’t recommend you trying to attempt a major body work job but the small ones you can do easily and have a professional looking job. Just follow these steps below.

 

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First you want to check your car for the paint code so you can purchase paint to match your car perfectly. The Car Paint Code can be found in a variety of places, including the doorjamb, firewall, underside of the hood or trunk.

  1. Begin by removing any wax from the damaged area and thoroughly clean it using prep solvent with a lint-free cloth. Dishwashing liquid will also work. Make sure your workspace is well ventilated, especially if the repair is large enough to require aerosol spray.
  2. Fill any small dents (with common fillers or bondo for small fills). Sand the area smooth using 320-grit sandpaper; working up to 600-grit or higher. Follow with a primer coat and sand that using the same steps.
  3. If you are only repairing small rock chips and scratches these can be fixed using a paint pen or brush. Make sure that the area you are repairing is narrower than the width of the pen or brush so the paint blends properly.
  4. Use the flat side of the paint pen or wide side of the brush: the pointy tip of the pen will not cover enough area to make the repair invisible. Apply the paint in a single slow stroke to evenly cover the area.
  5. The current industry standard for paint requires a base coat and clear coat. Some older cars require single stage paint to match the factory color. Make sure that each layer dries completely before the next. While this may take about 10 minutes for a small repair in dry climate, a larger repair in a humid area can take significantly longer.
  6. If the area is large enough to require aerosol, mask off surrounding panels using masking film or masking tape plus plastic. Have a couple of practice cards on hand so you can practice your spraying technique before beginning the actual repair.
  7. Spray back and forth in a sweeping motion: the goal is to produce a finish thick enough to be smooth but not drip and an even thickness all the way across. For beginners, the easiest method is to overspray slightly onto the masked area. A more experienced painter can spray to the edge, leaving a blending area between the factory paint and the repair.
  8. All automotive paint requires time to cure. Do not wash the car for at least a week after completing the repair and don’t wax it for a month.

 

The Automotive Touchup website includes a library of how-to videos and advice on how to locate the factory paint codes. A full array of touch-up paint and touch-up kits are available on eBay.

 

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The Car Radio – Fun Facts

The Car Radio- Fun Facts

Can you believe when the first car radio was introduced, some states wanted to ban it arguing that it could distract drivers and cause accidents. I can believe it and now we have phones causing them.

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Read the History below on the facts. Tell us what your thoughts are.

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The History behind it:

 

In 1930, laws were proposed in Massachusetts and St. Louis to ban radios while driving. According to automotive historian Michael Lamm, “Opponents of car radios argued that they distracted drivers and caused accidents, that tuning them took a driver’s attention away from the road, and that music could lull a driver to sleep.”

Even the Auto Club of New York agreed. In their 1934 poll, 56 percent deemed the car radio a “dangerous distraction.” Arguing the other side was the Radio Manufacturers Association, who pointed out that car radios could be used to warn drivers of inclement weather and bad road conditions, as well as keeping them awake when they got drowsy.

 

The designer stereos available in today’s cars—be they luxury sedans or cheap sporty coupes—have 80 years of development behind them. Here’s a look at the landmark advancements in car radios that evolved into today’s iPod hookups and satellite radio.

1930: First Commercial In-Car Radio

The Galvin brothers’ expensive $130 unit (a Model A Deluxe coupe cost $540) was the first commercially successful car radio, and the first product to wear the Motorola name.

1952: First Radio With FM
AM was the undisputed king of the airwaves in 1952, but that didn’t stop Blaupunkt from introducing the first in-car FM radio.

1953: Becker Mexico Introduced

Becker’s iconic Mexico radio launched this year, arguably the first premium in-car radio. It had AM/FM and the first fully automatic station-search button.

1955: First “Music On Demand”

Starting in 1955, Chrysler offered a small turntable in its high-end cars, playing proprietary seven-inch records with about 45 minutes of music. It was a bust.

1963: First All-Transistor Radio

A number of manufacturers introduced transistors to their aftermarket car radios in the early 1960s, but Becker’s Monte Carlo was the first to be fully “solid state”—no vacuum tubes.

1965: First Eight-Track Tape Player

Predecessor to the cassette, the eight-track was a loser from the start and was dead by the early ’80s. Ford and Motorola jointly introduced in-car eight-track players this year.

1969: First Stereo

Becker’s Europa was the first in-car stereo setup, with the tuner amplifying two channels instead of one.

1970–1977: Cassette-Tape Players

The rollout of cassettes allowed for one of mankind’s greatest achievements: the mix tape. This development also heralded the creation of branded aftermarket cassette-tape players from Alpine and Pioneer, among others.

1982: Bose Becomes First Premium Stereo System

Bose and GM’s Delco teamed up to offer the first “designer” stereo system. Bose sank money into car-specific development; rather than just producing an expensive head unit, it was marketing the entire system to Oldsmobile, Buick, and Cadillac shoppers.

1985: First Factory-Installed In-Dash CD Player

While Sony had introduced an in-dash player the previous year, Becker’s Mexico Compact Disc was the first to be factory installed (in Benzes, of course).

History of Car Radio’s

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The History on the Chevy

The History on the Chevrolet

A few interesting facts on the Chevrolet there’s even some History with a Mystery. Check it out…… 2012-culture-history-chevrolet-centennial-mh-1_1280x551 chevrolet-04

Did you know :

  • Chevrolet’s 6-cylinder overhead-valve engine was introduced in 1929
  • The first Chevrolet Corvette was introduced in 1953
  • The first Chevrolet was the series C Classic Six
  • Chevrolet has won more NHRA pro stock manufacturers cups than any other brand
  • The Chevrolet Suburban is the longest running automotive nameplate in history
  • The first Chevrolet was sold for $2,150
  • The Chevrolet ‘Bowtie’ can be seen on roads in over 130 countries
  • First company to make built in 4g LTE WI-FI available in its vehicles
  • Chevrolet was one of the first car makers to manufacture SUVS
  • Independent front-suspensions were introduced in the Chevrolet Master Series in 1934
  • The 1953 Corvette sported a fiberglass body
  • The first low-price American car makers to offer automatic transmission was Chevrolet
  • In 106 years, gm has produced more than 500 million vehicles.
  • Chevrolet corvette has won the “24 hours of Le Mans” seven times
  • Chevrolet is the record holder for the most NASCAR victories
  • In 2010, Chevrolet sold a vehicle every 7.4 seconds
  • Chevrolet is the fourth biggest automobile brand in sales
  • Chevrolets are on the road in 2/3 of the world

The History with a Mystery: The Chevrolet Bowtie

Inspired by wallpaper in a French hotel?

 According to The Chevrolet Story of 1961, an official company publication issued in celebration of Chevrolet’s 50th anniversary: “It originated in Durant’s imagination when, as a world traveler in 1908, he saw the pattern marching off into infinity as a design on wallpaper in a French hotel. He tore off a piece of the wallpaper and kept it to show friends, with the thought that it would make a good nameplate for a car.”

 Or was it a dinner-table sketch?

In 1929, Durant’s daughter, Margery, published a book entitled, My Father. In it, she described how Durant sometimes doodled nameplate designs on pieces of paper at the dinner table: “I think it was between the soup and the fried chicken one night that he sketched out the design that is used on the Chevrolet car to this day.”

Was it borrowed from a newspaper ad?

More than half a century later, another bowtie origin story was recounted in a 1986 issue of Chevrolet Pro Management Magazine, based on a 13-year-old interview with Durant’s widow, Catherine. She recalled how she and her husband were on holiday in Hot Springs, Virginia, in 1912. While reading a newspaper in their hotel room, Durant spotted a design and exclaimed, “I think this would be a very good emblem for the Chevrolet.” Unfortunately, at the time, Mrs. Durant didn’t clarify what the motif was or how it was used.

 The Swiss flag theory.

One other explanation attributes the design to a stylized version of the cross of the Swiss flag. Louis Chevrolet was born in Switzerland at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Canton of Neuchâtel, to French parents on Christmas Day 1878.

Whichever origin is true, within a few years, the bowtie would emerge as the definitive Chevrolet logo. An October 2, 1913, edition of The Washington Post seems to be the earliest-known example of the symbol being used to advertise the brand. “Look for this nameplate” the ad proclaims above the emblem. Customers the world over have been doing so ever since.

Today’s bowtie: a gold standard.

Many variations in coloring and detail of the Chevrolet bowtie have come and gone over the decades since its introduction in late 1913, but the essential shape has never changed. In 2004, Chevrolet began to phase in the gold bowtie that today serves as the brand identity for all of its cars and trucks marketed globally.

 And there you have it a History with a Mystery

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