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Detailing a New Car

Just because a vehicle is new, doesn’t mean that it does not need to be detailed and preserved. By the time a car is produced, routed, transported and eventually sold to the end user, sometimes 8-16 weeks can pass by. … Continue reading

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VW Popout Window Seal Replacement

Often time even NOS (New Old Stock) parts can deteriorate with time. Sitting on a shelf for sometimes decades can take their toll. Here we have a pair of New Old Stock popout windows for a 1967 VW beetle. They … Continue reading

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1967 VW Beetle Sunroof Rebuild

Starting in 1965 VW changed the sunroof design for deluxe Beetles from a sliding ragtop design to a metal sunroof which requires a crank of a handle to open and close. Although the sunroof was smaller in overall size, it … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Cold Weather Door Maintenance

During cold weather months even the simple process of opening a car door can be problematic. Either your car door lock cylinder will not properly rotate, or worse yet you cannot open the door even after unlocking it. At Goodspeed … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Fabric Top Cleaning and Protection

Summer here in California is just hot!  As we move into summer, the hot sun and UV can take a toll on a fabric convertible top. The cleaning and protecting of a Stayfast canvas fabric top is vital to increasing … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Vinyl Top Cleaning and Protecting

Having a convertible is a great advantage living in California.  Spring and fall is just the best time to drop down the top for an afternoon drive.  However as we move into summer, the hot sun can take a toll … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Polishing Aluminum with Simichrome

It is no secret that polishing aluminum is a labor of love.  Especially when polishing a 147 cubic inch custom V-Twin motor.  I am not going to tell you that I have a magic solution that eliminates all the work.  … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Processing Small Parts

The old saying goes “It’s in the details”.  With any auto restoration project, the small or unseen parts are so important to putting together a top shelf job.  I have personally spent many hours working on items that are not … Continue reading

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Baby Got New Shoes! – Restoring Porsche Aluminum Wheels

There is a distinct difference between a Porsche owner, and a Porsche guy. Not a single person who thinks of themselves as a Porsche guy would be caught without the alloy crest center caps properly aligned with the valve stem. … Continue reading

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Acura MDX Dash Vent Repair

Often as we work on vehicles for our clients, we uncover problems that either the customer was unaware of, or had no idea that we could repair. This week we were doing the usually cosmetic enhancement on a 2007 Acura … Continue reading

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