Car Restoration 101: Tips On How To Revive Your Classic Ride

It’s hard to beat the satisfaction which comes from seeing a car go through a total transformation, and knowing that you were responsible for the changes.

Handling a car restoration can appear overwhelming at first blush. With the right approach, however, you can take on the task and come out the other side with a beautiful car as a reward. 

The most important part of beginning a classic car restoration project, is to make a reasonable assessment of your skills and finances. Note everything on the car which needs to be fixed up or tweaked. Also, assess what your abilities are, and how much time you can commit to the project.

The entire process of your classic car restoration does not have to be an either-or situation. If you want to work on your own restoration, but have bitten off a little bit more than you can chew, there are options. You can do some of the work yourself while hiring a specialist for the parts, which you don’t feel comfortable completing on your own.

Where To Begin?

No two classic car restoration projects are entirely alike. The work you need to do will be determined not just by the final product you are looking to achieve. You will also need to assess the extent of your car’s dings, dents, and doomed parts.

Interior Detailing Cleaning up the interior of your vehicle is an essential step in any classic car restoration project. Exterior Detailing Ideally, your classic car was kept in a sheltered setting. If not it is likely that you will have to do some work cleaning up the exterior detailing. If your car suffers from minor rust, you can generally sand away the problem spots to create a smooth surface. With a layer of paint applied any signs of a problem disappear.

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