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Cold Air Intake Install – Stormtrooper Camaro Ep.3

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In order to get her Stormtrooper Camaro closer to passing Imperial ground transport code during her mission on Earth, trooper-in-training, Rachel De Barros, installs a cold air intake from Cold Air Inductions to give our Stormtrooper Camaro a bigger breath of fresh air, along with more oxygen for more power!

Learn how to install a cold air intake with tips and advice you can apply to your own project vehicle.

How to Remove Scratches from Car Paint for Beginners

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Looking to sell your car but a few small scratches are preventing you from getting top dollar? Or maybe, a close encounter with a shopping cart or city driving has left a few scars on your road warrior.

No matter how they get there, scratches in your paint can be an eyesore so many of you have been asking me for a simple way to get rid of them that’s inexpensive and suitable for a beginner.

I scoured the auto parts stores to find the easiest kit possible so let’s see if it passes the test!

Quarter Molding Paint & Install – Stormtrooper Camaro Ep.2

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The iconic Camaro quarter panel moldings make a comeback in this second episode of our Stormtrooper Camaro Fan build!

In order to get her Stormtrooper Camaro closer to passing Imperial ground transport code during her mission on Earth, trooper-in-training, Rachel De Barros, installs new quarter panel moldings from Retro USA to give one of the Camaro’s most signature features a more aggressive look!

Learn how to paint and install molding accent pieces with tips and advice you can apply to your own project vehicle.

How to Build Your Home Kwik-Lift Car Lift

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Today I level up my wrenching game from jack stands to a portable home car-lift system from Kwik-Lift!

I’ve always used jack stands to perform just about any car repair, maintenance or adding my favorite “go fast” bits. But they have their drawbacks, especially when you compare it to having a 2- or 4-post lift.

For many of us it’s not always possible (or affordable) to put a fancy lift in your home garage so I’m happy to show you what I picked out for my work space, and how to put it together!

Turn Your Smartphone into a 3D Hologram Projector

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Don’t throw away that stack of old CD’s just yet! Those plastic cases that once housed your favorite jams from teen idols like New Kids on the Block, Spice Girls and Hanson can now be used to create awesome 3D holograms straight from the future!

Try out these hologram videos:

Hologram Project by Kiste
24 Minutes for Pyramid Hologram
TOP 5 Video – 3D Hologram Project
Plasma Dubstep – Pyramid Hologram Screen Up & Down

How to Measure Wheel Bolt Pattern

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Tired of your stock wheels and looking to make a change? Whether you’re upsizing or just picking a style you like better, one measurement you’ll have to know is your bolt pattern.

Watch how easy it is to measure your wheel bolt pattern!

Hosted by: Rachel De Barros

Featured Wheel: 2Crave No. 4

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Images:

DAVE BEZAIRE
“Junkyard Range” | Flickr CC

MR THINKTANK
“Honda Accord Mag Wheel” | Flickr CC

NICK ARES
“2009 Dodge Challenger” | Flickr CC

RAFACOUTO
“Caliper” | Flickr CC

GRANT C
“Wheel Hub” | Flickr CC

Stormtrooper Camaro Cat-back Exhaust Install

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The exhaust strikes back in this very first episode of our Stormtrooper Camaro Fan build!

In order to protect herself from Jedi mind tricks during her mission on Earth, trooper-in-training, Rachel De Barros, installs a new sport cat-back exhaust system from Corsa Performance to not only improve engine performance but help form a barrier against the Force using a more aggressive exhaust tone which is rumored to dispel it.

Learn how to install your very own cat-back exhaust system with tips and advice you can apply to your own project vehicle.

Watch this everyday terran vehicle transform into a battle-ready Stormtrooper Imperial ground transport in this special Gearhead Diva series!

Hosted by: Rachel De Barros

Epoxy vs. Self-etching Primer for Painting Bare Metal

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Visit any automotive forum and you can’t help but stumble upon a long running debate on which direct to metal product is better, etch primer or epoxy primer. You will hear all kinds of technical facts, personal experiences as well as flat out unsubstantiated opinion. Then throw in the thousands of products available for the job, each with their own recommendations, and you’ll find yourself overwhelmed.

But after the smoke finally clears the fact remains that both types of primers will give you successful results – if used correctly. The route you choose depends on the condition of the metal you’re starting with, the time you have to devote to the bodywork and paint process, your budget and a bit of personal preference.

Here are some general guidelines to help you choose the best route for your project car!

Hosted by: Rachel De Barros

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Artwork & Images:

SEBASTIAN VON BUCHWALD
“Ripley and Connor” | DeviantArt

FROZENSTOCKS
“Spaceship Corridor Background” | DeviantArt

THE-EGG-CARTON
“eggstockHDR0023” | DeviantArt

R2krw9
“Green Spray Paint”, “Blue Spray Paint”, “Halloween Paint Drip”, “Pink Spray Paint” | DeviantArt

BLASTPAINTRESTORE
“morris in paint booth at autoeccosse autobody” | Flickr CC