Car Painting: The new book by Matthew Jones and Ian Taylor

After blood, sweat and tears our new book which is aptly named 'Car Painting' has been released. The 144 page book penned by the talented Matthew Jones with the expertise and ramblings of Ian Taylor the book takes you on a step-by-step journey through the processes involved in painting your car, from initial stripping to the final buff. Here's what our publisher The Crowood Press has to say.

Car Painting by Matthew Jones and Ian Taylor

An essential guide to all aspects of car painting, for keen amateurs and professionals alike. With step-by-step instructions and illustrations throughout, Car Painting covers the entire process - from panel preparation to spraying and painting techniques - offering guidance and tips on painting your car to a professional standard.

With a focus on safety throughout, the book also covers:

  • Selecting and understanding paint, including important legislation.
  • Materials and equipment, and building your own paint booth.
  • Preparing your car, including parts removal, sanding, chemical stripping and rust proofing.
  • Masking and priming.
  • Painting techniques - spraying, clear coats and drying.
  • Stripes and custom touches, including two-tone, pinstriping and stickers.
  • Polishing, reassembly and preservation.
  • Troubleshooting.

About the authors

Matt Jones has been working as an automotive journalist and features writer for more than a decade. His previous roles have included Acting Editor of Practical Classics, and Senior Writer for TopGear.com and Top Gear magazine. He is currently the Digital Features Editor for British GQ, and regularly contributes to national newspapers and magazines.

Ian Taylor started in the motor trade as an apprentice panel beater with an Austin/Rover main dealer, in 1971. He then went on to work in other body shops before starting his own successful body and paint shop in 1981, which he still runs today with his son.

Cover Art: 'Car Painting' by Matthew Jones and Ian Taylor
Car Painting
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The Crowood Press
ISBN 9781847979476
Paperback
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