How To Paint Classic Cars

How To Paint Classic Cars


  • By Martin Thaddeus
  • Published June 2005 (UK)
  • ISBN 1-903706-63-7
  • £15.99 UK
  • The complete guide to painting your classic yourself
  • Written by a paintwork professional
  • Step-by-step, illustrated procedure
  • Preparing your workshop
  • Colour mixing and matching
  • Includes the art of filling with lead
  • Covers all stages from paint removal to applying a new topcoat
  • Packed with professional tips
  • What to do if something goes wrong

This book takes the reader step-by-step through each stage of preparation from minor repairs, through filling and undercoats to a paint finish fit for a classic car. Over 200 colour photographs illustrate every stage of the procedures. Paint like a professional!

The Author

Martin Thaddeus was born in Crawley, England, in 1959, one of nine children. After leaving art college, Martin worked as a graphic artist but surgery to his right wrist led to retraining as a panel beater. After 10 years in crash repair and salvage, Martin chose to specialise in classic restoration which appealed to his creative nature. Customers have always been welcome in Martin’s workshop and many have got their hands dirty under his watchful eye. Married for 24 years, Martin recently lost a kidney and his wife Elaine recently gained one! They have three grown up children.


Softback. 96 pages. 250mm tall x 207mm. Over 200 colour pictures.

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16 June 2005 Staff

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