If your car needs new paint, or even just a touch-up, the cost involved in getting a professional job can be more than you bargained for. Fortunately, there are less expensive alternatives- - you can even paint your own car at home!
In How to Paint Your Car On A Budget, author Pat Ganahl unveils dozens of secrets that will help anyone paint their own car. From simple scuff-and-squirt jobs to full-on, door-jambs-and-everything paint jobs, Ganahl covers everything you need to know to get a great-looking coat of paint on your car and save lots of money in the process.
This book covers painting equipment, the ins and outs of prep, masking, painting and sanding products and techniques, and real-world advice on how to budget wisely when painting your own car. It's the most practical automotive painting book ever written!
If you thought painting your own car, or at least prepping it for someone else to paint, was too hard, buy this book and give it a shot. You'll be surprised at the results. -Mustang and Fords, July 2006
Full color, thick glossy pages, this book is an easy read, informative, and a real resource when it comes time for you to mask off your Mopar and start mixing that right color of B5 Blue or Hemi Orange. -Mopar Muscle, September 2006
Lavishly illustrated with over 400 color photos, the tips provided will easily save you the cost of the book. No matter if you want a simple "scuff and squirt" or a full on, lets-paint-everything paint job, this book will help eliminate mistakes. -Performance in Motion, June/July 2006
Pat Ganahl is the author of several CarTech books, including definitive works on Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and Von Dutch. He is a life-long hot rodder and has been the editor of Rod & Custom and a regular contributor for The Rodder's Journal, Street Rodder and Hot Rod magazines. Pat is recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on traditional hot rods and custom cars. He lives in Southern California.