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Restore Hot Wheels Car

baremetalHW shows how to restore a toy Hot Wheels car that was spoilt with a dreadful paint job.

He shows how to remove the old paint job, restore the metal through sanding, electro-plating, polishing, and re-painting. Also how to re-paint, apply decals, and apply replacement after-market windscreen and wheels.

It's amazing to see the change.


  1. To prevent paint from spreading to previously unpainted portions of the vehicle, proper painting techniques include masking certain regions. The paint booth must include a downdraft system with floor exhaust blowers to remove paint particles from unwelcome areas of the vehicle. The suction action of a downdraft system removes any floating debris. Paint, solvents and other shop materials may be saved by using an appropriate ventilation system in a paint booth.


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