Tag: paint

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Cosmetic Work May Keep This Marriage Happy
Jun 14, 2018

Cosmetic Work May Keep This Marriage Happy

Dear Car Talk

Hint: it involves paint. For the truck, not the spouse.

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Vintage Earl Scheib Paint Ad
May 23, 2018

It's a Wrap!

Jim Motavalli

They used to spray paint designs on vans. Now they add dragons and maidens in peril by wrapping those vans in plastic. Progress!


Ford Explorer defective paint.
Oct 18, 2016

First Signs of the Carpocalypse: 2011-2016 Ford Explorer Paint Problems

Car Talk Car Complaints

Our latest installment of First Signs of the Carpocalypse covers the Ford Explorer from 2013 through the current model year.

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DIY auto body paint job
Jul 14, 2015

How to Paint a Car With a Bucket of Rust-Oleum and a Roller

Craig Fitzgerald

UPDATE: This week, Maaco -- the cheapie respray outfit that paints everything including the license plate -- started running ads that suggest that painting your car with Rust-Oleum and a roller is a bad idea. We disagree, and we proved it.

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Nissan Juke paint options
Apr 22, 2015

The Nissan Juke: Horoscope Edition

Guest Bloggers

In which one of our guest bloggers has a little too much fun with the Nissan Color Studio. 

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How to fix peeling paint on a car
Dec 10, 2013

No Cheap Fix for Delaminating Paint

Dear Car Talk

Karen's 2000 Toyota Corolla is running still fine, but the paint is peeling off. Tom and Ray explain why this happens to certain model years and lay out a range of options, each one lower-cost and more aesthetically questionable than the last. Find out what they suggest, right here.


Mopars at the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum
Aug 02, 2013

Stripper Name or Car Paint?

Guest Bloggers

Which car gets your vote for Ugliest Paint Color of All Time? We've got a few ideas of our own...


What is claying for a car
Oct 01, 2009

Could there actually be a good reason for putting clay on your car?

Dear Car Talk

So I'm thinking of getting my car detailed, and an associate gives me a referral. While perusing the service sheet, under "Options" is listed "Claying, add $30-$40." I'm thinking, "Holy spa treatment, Batman!" The other side of the service sheet...

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How to fix paint scratches on a car
Apr 01, 2009

Today: A washing job that did a number on Ian's car.

Dear Car Talk

My dear, beloved 15-year-old son offered to wash my 2008 Toyota Sequoia (silver). Of course, I jumped at this surprising and welcome offer. After about 30 minutes, I went to check on his progress, and the little darling was using a scourer...