Tips & Tricks

Essential Exterior Maintenance Tips for Your Classic Car

By |2024-05-20T13:07:56+00:00April 16th, 2024|Tips & Tricks|

Owning a classic car is more than just possessing a piece of automotive history; it's a commitment to preserving its timeless beauty and performance for generations to come. While the allure of classic cars often lies in their design and craftsmanship, maintaining their exterior is paramount to ensuring their longevity and aesthetic appeal.  At

Classic Car Storage and Winterizing Tips

By |2024-05-20T13:06:32+00:00February 23rd, 2024|Tips & Tricks|

With the winter season in full effect, classic car enthusiasts are facing the annual dilemma of storing their cherished vehicles. For those in Connecticut, where harsh winters are commonplace, ensuring proper storage is essential to preserve these automotive treasures. At Innovative Restorations, we understand the importance of safeguarding these pieces of history. Here are

Top 3 Tips For Buying a Classic Car

By |2023-02-16T19:16:28+00:00February 16th, 2023|Tips & Tricks|

Buying a classic car can be an exciting and fulfilling experience, especially for car enthusiasts who appreciate the nostalgia and history of vintage vehicles. However, it's important to keep in mind that not all classic cars are created equal, and it's crucial to do your research and take the necessary steps to ensure you're making

Car Restoration Tips: How to Clean a Stinky Interior

By |2023-01-13T18:50:44+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Car Restorations, Tips & Tricks|

Few things are worse about driving in a classic car for any period of time than having to deal with the awful smell of mold, mildew, or some other odor coming through the vents. In fact, many of us would rather sit through a long ride with blown shocks, bouncing hard through each bump

Shopping for a Classic Car? 4 Inspection Tips for Success

By |2023-02-01T21:37:58+00:00February 1st, 2022|Car Restorations, Restomods, Tips & Tricks|

The thought of owning a classic car can be exciting. Just imagine yourself in something like this ‘67 Chevy Nova. Wouldn’t that be amazing? Yes, it would; but before you go out and buy a seemingly good antique car on impulse, it’s important that you inspect it as thoroughly as possible. Used car shopping is

How to Properly Polish Your Car by Hand

By |2021-09-02T12:30:59+00:00September 2nd, 2021|Tips & Tricks|

Polishing your vehicle’s paint can remove scratches, etching, swirls, and oxidation. For defects that run deep, it may be necessary to polish a car using a machine. If your car’s paint only has minor imperfections, you should be able to remove them by polishing the vehicle by hand. How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Polishing

How to Restore Cloudy Headlights on an Older Car

By |2021-06-03T14:39:40+00:00June 3rd, 2021|Tips & Tricks|

Classic and antique cars are some of the best kinds of cars to look at when you’re into showing off your ride. If you’re into these types of cars – or any car really – then you know how important it is to keep them looking clean and shiny. While a couple of coats of

Cleaning Your Car: Polish vs. Compound vs. Wax

By |2020-07-17T13:05:10+00:00July 17th, 2020|Car Restorations, Painting & Refinishing, Tips & Tricks|

The paint on your car should be a smooth surface, but contaminants such as dirt and dust can accumulate over time and cause damage. When you wash your car, those contaminants can scratch the surface. A series of steps can be used to remove imperfections and improve your car’s appearance. How Your Car’s Paint Job

3 Clever Ways Car Enthusiasts Can Enjoy Their Ride During COVID-19

By |2020-04-20T19:24:00+00:00April 20th, 2020|Car Restorations, Tips & Tricks|

As we enter into another week of staying home and trying to flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections, you may be wondering how you can start to get some small bits normalcy back into your life. Just because we are practicing social distancing and staying home though, doesn’t mean you can’t still work on your

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