Bodywork

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Bodywork

Painting a car

Small chips and blemishes are best repaired with a can of touch-in paint and a brush. For larger...

Bodywork

Removing a door trim panel

Before a door-trim panel can be removed, the window winder and interior handle must be taken off...

Bodywork

Smoothing out a dent

The best way to treat a dent is to raise the metal almost to its original level, then to...

Bodywork

Patching rust holes

If a hole in the bodywork is not in a load-bearing area, such as a section of the chassis,...

Bodywork

Applying underbody sealant

On a fairly new car, covering the underbody with sealing compound will discourage corrosion. It c...

Bodywork

How to replace an exhaust

A damaged or worn exhaust system allows waste gases from the engine to escape before they have p...

Bodywork

How to fit a new exhaust

Fitting a multi-part system Lay the new system alongside the car and assemble it temporarily. You...

Bodywork

Repairing quarterlights

Quarterlights are now rarely fitted by manufacturers so you mostly find them on older cars. It i...

Bodywork

Replacing a car door

As well as replacing a door because it has become rusted or been damaged in an accident, you may...