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, Jo Ann 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.
Jo Ann 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.
Painting is the defining factor to a successful custom build.
Authors no-nonsense approach and clear instructions make this the most user friendly book of its kind in the market.