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Product Reviews

On occasion we come across products that we find exceptionally useful for car restoration hobbyists. We're often asked to review classic car restoration products by manufacturers. In both instances, we give them a try and report our findings here...whether the outcome is good, bad, or somewhere in between.

A Review of a Combo Lathe and Milling Head: Why would I want one?

A Review of a Combo Lathe and Milling Head: Why would I want one?

Product Reviews - By Chris Wantuck
Equipment for the hobbyist's shop doesn't come cheap. This in-depth article describes some of the features to look for on a combo lathe and milling machine and provide the information you need to know before you buy …keep reading

Turn Signals for Collector Classic Cars: Turnswitch S&M Electro-Tech

Turn Signals for Collector Classic Cars: Turnswitch S&M Electro-Tech

Product Reviews - By Chris Wantuck
Did you ever find yourself grumbling under your breath about the driver in front of you who didn't know what that little lever on the side of the steering column was for? Some older cars didn't even have that lever, and here's what you can do about it. …keep reading

Product Review: Muggy Weld Specialty Welding Products

Product Review: Muggy Weld Specialty Welding Products

Product Reviews - By Chris Wantuck
Welding unlike metals... fixing pot-metal... what about welding cast iron? These are just some of the situations facing car restorers. Here are some products that may help. …keep reading

Product Review: Duo-Mite Metal Bender

Product Review: Duo-Mite Metal Bender

Product Reviews - By Chris Wantuck
There are several tools in our shop that aren't used every day. But when we need them, it's great to have them. The Duo-Mite Metal Bender is one of those tools. …keep reading

A Polyol Product used in Restoration: A Review of Kwik Poly

A Polyol Product used in Restoration: A Review of Kwik Poly

Product Reviews - By Chris Wantuck
Looking for a "universal" way to tackle wood, metal, filling, sanding, and finishing for structural and cosmetic uses? Kwik Poly may be just what you need. …keep reading

Review of Eastwood's Spot Welding Kit for MIG Welders

Product Reviews
With a little practice, this nifty little tool can give you some nice looking spot welds with your MIG welder. …keep reading

Rust Bullet Product Review - Revisited

Product Reviews
Six months ago Second Chance Garage took a look at Rust Bullet rust inhibitive protective coating. Here's how it's working after some time has passed. …keep reading

Product Review - Installing the Moss Air Conditioning Kit for the MGB

Product Reviews - By John Treible
Why would anyone want to install air conditioning in an MGB? Sometimes it can get too hot to have the top down …keep reading

Car Restoration Product Review: Nibbler & Flanger

Product Reviews
Two products that can prove useful for your car restoration project …keep reading

Total Solutions Rust Converter

Product Reviews
We tested Total Solutions Rust Converter to see if it measured up to their advertising claims …keep reading