How to Custom Paint Your Car

Author(s): JoAnn Bortles

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

For custom car builders today, one of the biggest expenses - and a make-or-break feature of the build - is the paint job. Now, with the expert help of one of the country's top custom painters, readers can learn to custom paint their own cars, from design to finishing touches. With the attention to detail and keen sense of style that have made her the most sought-after custom painter working today, JoAnn Bortles offers step-by-step instructions for achieving that professional look at home. Her book provides detailed advice on every step from base coating to artwork and airbrushing to clear coating and troubleshooting, with special emphasis on designing and executing elaborate paint schemes such as flames, skulls, murals, and pin striping. Clearly written and amply illustrated, this is the ultimate how-to-custom-paint guide.


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AutoArt Magazine," November/December 2006
" With more than 300 photos demonstrating top professional techniques, How to Custom Paint Your Car "is the one book every aspiring should read first." "

JoAnn Bortles owns Crazy Horse Painting in Waxhaw, North Carolina, a highly regarded custom paint shop used by many of today's top chopper and hot-rod builders. Vehicles she has painted have appeared on the covers of all major magazines, including Easyriders and American Iron. An accomplished writer and photographer.

General Fields

  • : 9780760323113
  • : Motorbooks International
  • : Motorbooks International
  • : 0.612
  • : May 2006
  • : 274mm X 210mm X 10mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : JoAnn Bortles
  • : Paperback
  • : 2014
  • : 629.260288
  • : 192
  • : 350 colour illustrations