February 16, 2015 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

Paint by numbers: Top 10 vehicle restoration tips By: Jon Hantsbarger Precision Restorations LLC | August 10, 2010         “I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.” – Vincent Van Gogh At Precision Restorations, most of our projects involve total vehicle restoration; others may focus on a specific customization task. But nearly […]


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Painting Ghost Flames

The first step is to prep the surface for painting. Make sure all the bodywork is complete. Prep the surface to be sprayed and make sure it’s up to your expectations, especially if you’re going to be creating a deep dark color. Darker colors magnify imperfections.

After the surface is prepped and cleaned of all oils and solvents that might have been in the air, you may begin. (Dawn dish detergent works well for removing oil and contaminants, or Prep-Sol chemical prep).


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It’s a Gas: Nitrous Basics for Beginners

January 27, 2015 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

It’s a Gas: Nitrous Basics for Beginners   If you’re looking for instant power on demand, then bolting a nitrous oxide kit to your car might be something for you to consider. Nitrous Oxide—sometimes known as laughing gas, nitrous, or NOS, is the chemical compound N2O. When you heat nitrous oxide to around 570 degrees, it […]


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The benefits of better breathing—again. Choosing the right headers

January 26, 2015 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

The benefits of better breathing—again. Choosing the right headers    We have discussed how to get more air and fuel into your engine. Wheile getting more in will definitely help power, if you can’t get that extra combusted material out of the engine, it’s all for naught. Choosing the correct headers is more than just […]


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Vintage Cars Front-End Overhaul – very few other shops can do this well

January 21, 2015 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

Vintage Cars Front-End Overhaul SIC-Performance can service vintage and modern vehicles very few other shops can do this well. It’s getting more difficult as time passes, but search for a shop that enjoys working on vintage vehicles if it’s necessary to have someone else complete work on your old car or truck. OK, it’s time. The steering is loose, […]


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Wheels and Tires From Street to Strip

January 19, 2015 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

Wheels and Tires From Street to Strip Picking the right wheels and tires for your car usually boils down to what fits and what’s on sale.  There’s a lot of monkey-see, monkey-do too — using what the local hero uses.  The reality is there’s a whole bunch more to drag race rolling stock than you […]


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Frequently Asked Questions about Engine Programmers

January 16, 2015 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

Frequently Asked Questions about Engine Programmers Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Just drop in a magic “chip” and your car or truck is able to accelerate quicker or even achieve better gas mileage. Too good to be true? Not necessarily. Owners of a dizzying array of vehicles already enjoy improved performance and economy by installing a […]


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The Basics of Spraying

November 24, 2014 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

The Basics of Spraying Learning to get the paint from a gun onto a surface without it sagging, running or being too dry is not a skill, it is an art and an art that can only be perfected by practice, practice, practice. Even after numerous practice sessions you still may not be able to […]


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Paint by numbers: Top 10 vehicle restoration tips

November 22, 2014 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

Paint by numbers: Top 10 vehicle restoration tips “I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.” – Vincent Van Gogh Nearly all of our work encompasses the last — and most visibly noticeable — step of the restoration process: painting. Like Van Gogh, we dream big…and you can too. Simply remember to take […]


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Metalworking 101: Fundamentals of Fabrication

November 19, 2014 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

Metalworking 101: Fundamentals of Fabrication Metal Selection, Gauge, Size and Composition Metallurgy is simply the science of metal and metal alloy. Everything from selection of the correct type of metal, composition, gauge (thickness) and size, to welding, treatments, and working techniques will be better understood with a fundamental knowledge of metallurgy. The two types of […]


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