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This page provides some DIY methods for the car enthusiast. Dupli-Color makes a wide range of products for the DIY on a budget. While this is DIY, it does require that you have a spray gun for some of the applications below in the videos. If you’re looking for all aerosol can application, click the touch-up button above.
|Dupli-Color – Part 1 – The Start|
Jessi Combs and Dupli-Color team together to show you how properly use Dupli-Color products. Dupli-Color’s products are designed for the DIY people that may not have the professional equipment, tools and facility. These products and methods are great for the hobbyist wanting to make their ride look good again without killing their budget.Jessi and the Dupli-Color team will demonstrate how to paint engine parts, chrome parts, brake caliper and drums, wheels, interior vinyl and fabric, sprayed on bed liners, body preparation, and painting the outside.
|Dupli-Color – Part 2 – Painting Chrome|
This episode will demonstrate how to paint chrome parts. I advise you to follow Dupli-Color’s steps exactly. If not, you may have adhesion problems as it is hard to get coatings to stick to chrome. It is always a good idea to read the directions of any paint supplies before applying it.
|Dupli-Color – Part 3 – Painting Calipers, Frame and Undercoating|
Dupli-Color teaches us how to use their paints for calipers, drums, frame and undercoating. Small details like this are what makes a great appearance.
|Dupli-Color – Part 4 – Painting Wheels|
|Dupli-Color – Part 5 – Interior|
In this video Dupli-color takes the interior out of the car so they can stop the rust with their rust conversion product. Then they will demonstrate DIY methods for preparing vinyl and fabric for a new color. With just a little work and dupli-color products, your interior will look great again.
Dupli-Color – Part 6 – Spray On Bed Liner
Dupli-Color – Part 7 – Prep, Trim and the Paint Booth
We have a lot of information in this post so we are going to have two videos. First, Duplicolor explains and demonstrates how to repair minor imperfections. They sand the surface imperfection with 180 and apply a small amount of body filler. Glaze putty may also be consider to be applied straight over paint as in demonstration. Then the filler is sanded. All metal should have a light coat of eslf etching primer, then the primer surfacer can bee applied. Finish sanding the primer with 600 grit sandpaper and now you’re ready for paint. First, we need a paint booth with will be covered in the second video below.
In this episode Jessi Combs and the Folks at Duplicolor demonstrate how to apply the metallic clear coat that Duplicolor offers in their Paint Shop line of products. Once the El Camino has been clear coated, the car is unmasked, the paint booth is taken down, and the paint is buffed and polished. Next, what you’ve been waiting for, the finished project.
Dupli-color – Part 10 – The Finished Product
This is the final episode. Jessi Combs and the Duplicolor gang head to Las Vegas and review on all of the steps they did to get the 1979 El Camino. Using 31 products they restored half of the El Camino inside and out. This is a great system and how-to for the DIY folks out their. I hope you enjoyed the videos and have fun working on your DIY project.