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Book Review on Automotive Trim Repair

trim-repair0318-small1If 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.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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