Clay Bar Tip

Clay-bar

If you’ve never used a clay bar to remove contaminants on your car’s paint, now is the time to start. This is actually such an easy and painless way to get rid of minor scuffs, bird droppings, tree sap, etc. Really, anything that is sitting ON TOP of your paint surface that won’t come out […]

The Keeper

front-main

By Pete Jamieson   New Castle, DE A 5-year body-off restoration turns this ’69 Z/28 into a real stunner I was only 7 years old in 1975 when my uncle, Kevin Green, wheeled this car into the back corner of the garage. It wouldn’t see the light of day again until 2007. He had paid $400. […]

Stone Chip Clean-Up Tip

stone-chip-touch-up

First, make sure the area you’re working on is free from wax or dirt. Use rubbing alcohol to clean the chipped area. Never use the brush that comes with the touch-up paint– it will just cause big, nasty globs and end up looking worse than the chip. Use a small artist’s grade brush and gently […]

Ashtray Re-finishing Tip

ashtray-after

In the instance when purchasing a new ashtray for your classic is just not feasible (not available, price too high, etc.), why not restore your current one? Sure, it may look really ugly, but that can be fixed pretty easily. Let’s face it, filthy ashtrays not only look bad, they smell bad too. First, clean […]

POR-15 Tip

POR 15 1

Coating your surface rusted floor pans with POR-15 is a great idea. First step is to scrap away all the old surface rust with a wire brush. After the dust/rust particles have been vacuumed up, thoroughly clean the surface with POR-15’s Cleaner/Degreaser. Next comes the Metal Prep (also from POR-15), then you’re ready to apply […]

Paint Brush Tip

vent-cleaning

Instead of trying to wedge a tissue or a rag between those interior vents, try using a paintbrush. It gets into the tight spots. A cotton swab also works well. The paint brush can also be used for cleaning dust and debris out of other tight interior areas, such as where the corners of the […]

Sweet Six

front

Owned by Kevin McKeown, Satellite Beach, FL This ’67 Camaro sports an original 250 cube six, and draws more attention than its V8 brethren. My relationship with Camaros began in November 1966. My uncle, Bob McKeown, walked into Spielman Chevrolet in Brooklyn, NY, and drove out of the showroom with a new 1967 Camaro– one […]

Marina Blue

1966-color-chart

At Eckler’s, we deal primarily with restoration and performance parts and accessories, so the subject of paint colors and codes doesn’t come up that often. But when it does, somehow Marina Blue always enters the conversation. It’s just one of those colors. I remember being at a big car show a few years back. It […]

Show Judging: Restored and Modified

Camaro-modified

Restored or original areas of the vehicle Cars are classified based on the number of modifications in given sections of the car. These modified sections are marked on the dash card. Any sections that are unmarked are to be technically correct and subject to point loss for wrong parts, fit, finish, and cleanliness. There are […]

Monte Carlo Masterpiece

FUEL-lead-shot

OK, we realize this story is about a Monte Carlo. Nonetheless, we thought you’d enjoy this story, because not only is it a Chevrolet, it’s one heck of a ride. By FUEL, Issue #3, Chevrolet Performance Arrival of warm weather means one thing: getting ready for cruise nights and show season. Over at Chevrolet Performance, […]

Optin Architect