If you want to make your car stand out at a car show you have to have the details right. It doesn’t matter if you have a $20,000 paint job if the chrome is old or the trim around the windshield is dented. Not only are the small parts typically very hard to find but they can be very expensive.
The answer is to have someone restore what you have or else do it yourself. Such repairs are now within possibility. Thanks to a new book from Motorbooks by John Gunnell, How to Restore Automotive Trim and Hardware you too can tackle this job with confidence.
I picked up my copy of the book which is part of their Workshop series and as usual it is an excellent resource. I read it from cover to cover and I am excited about trying out what I learned. Unfortunately, I have not yet started. There is the investment in tools and supplies which I have yet to make. This winter should provide the opportunity to huncker down in the workshop and give it a try.