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Ryobi 18V One+ Project Wet/Dry Vacuum

I have the same problem vacuuming out my car, that I do with pumping up my tires — the fuse blows on the only electrical plug-in I have access to.

After great results using both the Ryobi 18V One+ Dual Function Inflator/Deflator and the Power Inflator, I decided to give their Project Wet/Dry Vacuum a try.

To find out how well the cordless Ryobi 18V One+ Project Wet/Dry Vacuum did vacuuming out the Cobalt SS/SC, check out this review!

Posted: 11/19

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Longacre Pro Precision Tire Gauge

Is there an advantage to precision instruments like the Longacre Racing Products Pro Precision 4.5" Tire Gauge?

That's a valid question and in my personal experience I've formed the opinion that there definitely is.

In fact, I've wanted a quality tire gauge for years, but never gotten around to laying out the cash to buy one — there's a reason, they aren't cheap, and I'm poor.

That's a situation I've recently corrected and you can check out this review of the Longacre Pro Precision Tire Gauge to see if it really was worth it.

Posted: 12/19


Eastwood Powder Coating Beginner's Guide

Eastwood Powder Coating Beginner's Guide

I'm always looking for new and better options for working on and restoring my cars.

I haven't gotten into powder coating in the past because of the equipment costs. For the most part I've used paints to finish the parts for the cars I've worked on, but powder coating provides a finish with superior durability to traditional paints. That doesn't mean I haven't looked into it, but, I haven't read a book on it, before — mostly because there weren't a lot of them out there at the time I was painting parts many years ago.

Now, I finally have.

Check out this review to see if Eastwood's Powder Coating Beginner's Guide can help you understand how to do powder coating for your own projects!

Posted: 10/20

The Complete Ultimate Factories Car Collection

Ultimate Factories

I haven't found a series that does a better job illuminating the subject of manufacturing than National Geographic's Ultimate Factories.

When you restore or customize your ride, it's difficult to do it well if you don't understand where it came from or how it was put together. If your serious about your hobby and it involves being hip deep in your car's parts, then Ultimate Factories is a must-see.

Although this is a review of the series, it's also a guide that references every single episode I could find with a perspective geared specifically towards the automotive enthusiast.

Check it out and enjoy!

Posted: 11/17

Parts, Materials, and Supplies

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GreaseMaster and Rusteco

Environment, people, and substrate safe degreaser/all-purpose cleaner and rust removers.

Posted: 5/06

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Environmentally Friendly Stripper that's extremely effective, easy to use, and dispose of.

Posted: 5/06

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