NOC shares your obsession for pristine old cars!
Knowing how and where to find one is a skill that many people in the hobby have yet to master. But even when you stumble across one and decide to look at it, you have to stop and ask yourself – how good are you at validating a car’s originality? Can you properly distinguish between factory paint and a respray? And if you buy it, how long are you able to preserve the car’s current condition while driving it on a regular basis? Five years? Ten years? Twenty?
Let’s be honest – you’re paying a premium for the cars on this site – don’t you want to be confident that the car you’re buying is as original as the ad states? And don’t you want to know how to preserve it’s cosmetic condition throughout your entire ownership?
You’ve found the right page.
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This page is routinely updated with new articles on a wide range of subjects, and each one is painstakenly written to provide the most accurate, all-inclusive information on its particular topic. Years of experience in the field combined with exhaustive research go into each of these pages (textbooks written by industry leaders, studies done by top tier companies, production line documentaries, and more), as well as real world photo examples from my time in the industry. The desire to preserve the condition of these pampered cars is stronger than ever!
Understanding paint defects, as well a the HOW and WHY of paint inspection:
You bought the car because it looks absolutely perfect. Now it’s your responsibility to try and keep it that way. The growing list of articles in this section will help you do it, even if you use the car on a regular basis:
Preserving Your Original Paint: By The Decade (in the works)
Automotive paint finishes have evolved dramatically in the past 70 years, and each type of paint requires different care. If you’re lucky enough to own a car wearing it’s original paint, whether it’s a 60’s Jaguar saloon or a 90’s Japanese legend, props to you! Here’s some tips for preserving the factory paint from each decade, starting with the acrylic paint of the 1950’s.
How To Properly Wash A Car (in the works)
A job so simple yet so misunderstood. Here I break down what it takes to clean a car while inflicting the least amount of damage to your paint. Modern products have made this process much easier than it was 10 years ago, though it ain’t easy. Your patience will pay off!
… and more to come! Articles will be added throughout the year. Stay tuned!