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How To Paint Your Car, How To Paint A Car, How To Make A Kindle Book, How To Create A Kindle Ebook, Tickle Your Amygdala

Lots of new pages and links for information and to enjoy!

Neil Slade > Painting From Another Dimension

Easy Paint A Car Your Self- and Paint Your Car Videos

Neil Slade’s Brain and Easy Paint A Car

Easy Paint Your Car Instruction

Enjoy the #1 Learn to Paint A Car and Paint Your Car Videos in the world-

You Tube Car Painting Videos

Since I was a fourteen year old kid, I always wanted to have the car I am pictured having at the top of this page: A 1965 Lotus Elan.
This was the fabulous sports car driving on the British secret agent television series, The Avengers, starring Patrick MacNee, as John Steed, and Diane Rigg, as Emma Peel.
It took about thirty years, but I finally landed one, and it was probably once of the most original and finest examples on the planet– ironically, having been stored virtually un-driven for twenty five years, a mere mile from my home in Denver, Colorado. The odometer had barely 10,000 miles on it, and every nut and bolt on the car was original. The car had barely been broken in, and drove like a new car.
The paint on the car, however, had suffered somewhat, and being the original 1965 enamel, it was an inferior paint than what is now found on cars nearly forty years later. These days, modern urethane is vastly superior in both appearance and durability.
This is the story of how I came to learn modern car body repainting and repair.
You can learn how to paint your own car professionally, easily, inexpensively, anywhere, any time of year, enjoy doing it. Read on….

This is a web page built by a painter, not just another commercial internet advertising platform. Whew!
The pages has Unsolicited testimonials to show what people like you are getting from this page and my materials– so you know this is REAL, and really USEFUL info.
Painting your own car, and ending up with a professional finish you can be proud of is not nearly as difficult, and certainly not as expensive as you might think it is. Once you read through this site you’ll see that many people who have never painting a car before have used the information on this site, and in the download or DVD, and were completely successful at achieving this.
If you find this site helpful, then you can get further inexpensive and totally affordable online instant download information and/or the DVD. Sign up for the RSS feed too, because I keep adding new information and stories each week.
Your efforts in one weekend can result in a far better paint job than your local cheap OR expensive outside service. This is because you may care more than the actual guy working on your car for minimum wage.
Above all, have fun, and enjoy your finished paint job~!
We have now created a very practical and foolproof 80 page illustrated manual (color photo version download), 62 minute online video download, and/or DVD/CD that you may purchase and keep out in the garage and watch on any computer and/or DVD player – so please consider picking one of these up. These will be priceless for guiding and helping you. (I keep the price inexpensive, because these days, everyone is eager to save a little money where ever they can.) So, enjoy!


From: <>

Subject: Wow!
Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 21:33:55
Hi Neil,
My name is Jan and I live in South Africa. I recently (about 6 months ago) had my car re-sprayed by a “professional” spray painter after a struck damaged the rear door by backing into the thing. (It is a Uno Pacer SX ’95 Model and the paint work was real dull). It cost me R8000.00 (+/- 1150.00 Dollars) I was really disappointed when I collected it from the workshop. The hood still has scratch marks because of the rough sanding paper and seems like their masking was poorly done because of overspray and which looks like fine cracks close to the rubbers. I have also noticed that the paint chips very easily an figured out after my google trip that they must have added excessive hardener.
After a lengthy argument with no progress and a lack of interest, I decided that I would learn to re-spray and paint my car myself. Scrolling through endless web pages, (my own fault, searched: spray painting a car, without the space) I came across your site, read through and looked at the two videos. Man what a relief!
I didn’t know that there were still people out there that actually cared about delivering an excellent service.
You have inspired me. Thank you.
With a new fire I’m tackling tmine! God bless you!
J. Davel

How to Paint Anything
Made Easy, With Beautiful and Expert Results


As fall and winter weather approaches in most of the USA (and whenever or wherever else) the question arises:

Can I paint when it’s cold outside?

Of course.

In fact, the demonstration video was made while it was RAINING and it was 45 degrees outside.

Here are the things to remember for cold weather…

1) Make sure the temperature where you are painting is at least 55 degrees.

If it is colder than that, the paint will not set quickly enough, and will have much more tendency to run and drip. Even though urethane paint is catalyzed and hardens from chemical interaction, and will dry in almost the coldest temperatures, the RATE at which it dries is effected by ambient temperature. If it “dries” to slowly, it will run.

Although 55 degrees is on the cool side, and warmer temperatures will allow faster setting and drying, it is possible to successfully paint at this temperature.

If the OUTSIDE temperature is cooler than 55 degrees– keep reading….

2) Paint inside a paint booth, or inside a garage.

In such an environment you can easily control the temperature with heaters and heat lamps.


Don’t have a flame going where you are painting. DUH.

3) Outside, you can, as I did, paint inside a covered car port.

Hang up plastic sheeting, and warm the place up with halogen lamps, and monitor the temperature.

4) Avoid days of high humidity.

Moisture cures urethane paint, so any increased humidity in the air is NOT good. However– if you have heated the area you are painting in, and moisture is not coming in, you will be okay.

Good Link Here For People “Down Under”

Neil does his LOTUS ELAN
Fun With Body Putty

I learned how to paint a car is because I simply could not afford the several thousand dollars it would have cost me to have someone else paint a rare collector car that I owned.
I was fortunate enough to belong to my local Lotus car club and met several boni-fide restoration experts, among them Mr. Vic Cooper in Denver. He regularly repairs and repaints the most expensive, the most exotic passenger and race cars, from Lotuses to Lambos to hot rods, and people call on him from all over the country to repair valuable vehicles. Over a long period of time he taught me how to do the highest level of body repair and car painting. Since I am a writer and film maker (and he and other experts I knew are not), I translated everything I learned from him into a form that people could easily learn from right off the web. Over the years as I continued to refine my painting knowledge and technique, I further recieved help from an exceptionally good paint shop in Denver that specializes in automotive refinishing.
Initially I spent months learning what works and what doesn’t work. When I was done I had done my first car, my white Lotus on the book cover. It turned out perfectly. The method I used can be applied to any vehicle, fancy or plain, big or small, boat or car, truck, bike, or motorcycle.

Since this first project, I’ve continued to this day learning more about painting that I pass on to my readers and friends, and the feedback that you can read on this site is testimony that this is good advice.
There are many painting books available that look good on the surface, but in practical use are overly-complicated and have irrelevant information for most people and most situations. I am the author of five books, and my goal here is to make material available that WORKS as advertised, and teaches you how to paint in the same manner as I have learned myself from my own teachers, themselves respected masters of automotive painting for decades.
You may find yourself considering painting your vehicle- either a utilitarian commuter car, or a show car, but without having done this previously, or have done it making many mistakes and not having things turn out so good. You may not know anyone who knows how to do this, or has the time to show you.
I will show you, because it is my business teaching people- and I’ve been a teacher for 35 years.

To paint a car properly you will need a spray gun, a compressor, the paint, some miscellaneous small tools, sandpaper, and a certain amount of patience. Do it in a car port, garage, paint booth, or even in your driveway- Decide what is best for you.
You can borrow or rent the gun and compressor and save money that way, and pay about $100 for the paint and sandpaper, and if you read the instructions you can come up with a decent paint job on most cars. You will also need odds and ends which you may or may not have, light solvents, gloves, an air respirator, and other small items necessary for painting.
Or, you can spend about $250 on the gun and compressor, own it permanently and do lots of things with it for the rest of your life- like paint your house, air clean stuff, run other tools with it, etc.
If you have a special car or a collector car, plan on spending extra time sanding and re-sanding, and fine sanding, and polishing, and correcting your mistakes, and doing body work.
If you just want to quickly re-spray your car, and don’t have many body repairs to do, this can be accomplished in a single day at little expense, and you can end up with a very very nice looking car in the end.
If you don’t have an extra $3000 sitting around, this may be your only choice- AND you can do it, and come up with an absolutely gorgeous job. I will show you how, and my methods come from THE BEST EXPERTS possible.
If you just have an old car and would rather do it yourself than spend $300 or $400 at the budget shops for a mediocre job that they will do, you can do it quickly and end up with a finish as good if not better than such shops, and spend a minimum amount of time doing it- although you will still need the materials and equipment you don’t already own, and a place to do it.
You can get the download or DVD (it is dirt cheap), or just read through the basics on this page and get a good idea of what you will need to do.
Okay….you decide. No bull here. The best painting adventure to you!

—- Original Message —–
From: Myron Wilson
To: Neil Slade’s Amazing Brain Adventure
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 3:09 PM

Just got the video, thought it was great. I took a class and you covered 8 weeks of school in 1 hour and added some things to boot. Take care, – Myron

—– Original Message —–
From: George Weston
I saw another very fancy web page on this subject, and the guy was spraying indoors WITHOUT A MASK!! In many demonstrations—!! I sure won’t be buying their information- yow!! Man, if they haven’t even got THAT right…. eeek!

On forward to The Heart Of Painting Step By Step

—– Original Message —–
From: Ben Cheatham <>

Subject: Want to say thanks
Hi Neil,
I ordered your video quite some time ago. I’m restoring a ’72 240Z and planned on doing it myself. Well a friend of mine was replacing all of the fairings on his motorcycle and needed his gas tank to match. Figured this would be a perfect opportunity for me to learn before tackling my car. I told him I would do it for free so long as he supplied all the materials. After watching your videos and reading your pdf again, I went ahead and dove headfirst into this tank. Let me tell ya, your tutorials really helped a lot. They gave me an awesome basic knowledge and whatnot that I probably couldn’t have gotten anywhere else. I just wanted to tell you thanks for helping me out, it’s really appreciated. Here is the gastank (and cowl that I haven’t finished yet) so you can see how it turned out…rtank.htm
Thanks again, Ben Cheatham



What about fixing RUST?

Cold Weather and Winter Painting

MIRACLE $300 Mid Winter Repair/Paint Example

Compressor Settings For Paint
Jim Lyons- Painting Automotive Master and his Review of Neil’s “Easy Paint Your Car Pro” on his Talking Car Paint Blog
The $50 Dollar $50 Buck Paint Job MYTH
Why Should I Paint My Own Car Myself?
Will Clear Cover and Hide Small Pits In the Surface?
What About Small Rust Spots?
What is WATERPROOF Sandpaper and when do I use it?
Do I Paint My WHOLE Car, or Can I Paint Just Part Of It?
Proper HVLP Spray Technique

From: “Scott Moore” <>

Best $9.95 I have ever spent!!! I have been working on a 1963 Chevy Belair that, yes, belonged to a little old lady! …..

Thanks for the Great tips!!!! Keep it up!
Scott Moore

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Captain Sherlock Solves 911

Stream the complete film in High Definition

Captain Sherlock Solves 9/11

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A Film By Neil Slade

With Captain Field McConnell*

And David Hawkins



1 hour 16 minutes

Film and comments below

(Above- Mrs. Jeff Fagan, a friend and one of our team illustrators from the film)




To broaden one’s perspective, this assuredly is NOT your typical 9/11 documentary, for certain. And it was not designed to be such.

I have relied on a good amount of symbolism, music, and non-verbal scenes that express emotions and things usually omitted in “facts only” films. It must be looked at in a broader sense, and with some intelligent insight and the ability to understand and appreciate non-verbal film expression. My apologies to anyone who doesn’t understand this style of film, more common in European and Asian film production, of which I am well versed.

On top of that, the coloring, editing, and effects used in the presentation may have been enough to throw some observers for a loop. And then of course, once one person throws in a negative comment, people love to jump on the bashing band wagon.

That aside…

Please note, Dylan Avery of “Loose Change” worked with me in allowing an excerpt from his film to be used in mine. I am friends with very progressive people in the 9/11 Truth movement, and I was quite conscientious about any material or claims in my film. I have worked with Dr. Stephen Jones, and arranged for him to make an earlier appearance back in 2006 at the University of Denver for our Rocky Mountain regional 9/11 group, and I’ve also been very appreciative of the work of all the people like Richard Gage (whom I’ve also spoken with in person) at, and who was appreciative of the film.

The film revolves around an interview with an ex-military pilot, Field McConnell, who shares little with the typical “9/11 Truther” image.  His social and political views (clearly evident from his web site if not from the film itself), are very different from my own and most likely from most persons contemplating the real perpetrators behind 9/11. But I think it was very important to show that the 9/11 issue, and the dispute with the major media and government explanation, is not limited to Democrats, Green Party members, those who would absolve the US government, and “conspiracy nut cases” (which I never thought was the case anyway).  We also used the talents of David Hawkins, a friend of McConnell to help pick and develop concepts presented in the film.

Importantly, McConnell is NOT a slick professional speaker, and it may seem initially to some that this is reason alone to dismiss the film. But, that is a fatal mistake in information gathering. We all are far too familiar with politicians and con artists who talk a great game- but underneath, they are manipulating crooks. McConnell is just a regular guy, with an extraordinary experience and skill piloting planes that few of us can ever claim to possess.

I think it is extraordinarily healthy that we see 9/11 truth through the eyes of a couple of guys “from the other side”.

Even if you don’t believe anything else McConnell and Hawkins proclaim elsewhere, I made a concerted effort to only keep in the film what I believed was supported by logic and hard evidence, and there were many things I refused to put in the film.

The film spends a fair amount of time looking at McConnell’s background in the air force, and this was quite deliberate so as to show here was someone that was not a left wing liberal who questioned the “official” explanation of the events of 9/11.

Two particularly unique contributions of the film, especially at the time of it’s release in 2007, was recognition of the role of the Canadian Air Force in the war games being enacted on 9/11- i.e. the stand down of the USAF and the transfer of protection to other military forces during that day. The other notable observation is the inherent dependence on satellite technology and surveillance, and the persons who were commanding that data during the attacks.

McConnell gives a good insider’s look at the claims of plane flights that day, extremely important to come from an air-force pilot and not an arm chair internet geek, and gives a good rebuttal to “the official facts”. His delivery of the scenario of multiple planes being used on that day (drone and observation planes in addition to the “missing” planes) is a hypothesis that has been embraced by a great many respected people at this current date.

I think it is a strong film specifically because of the testimony of an experience air-force pilot, and ironically because of his political/social views are so different from what we expect from someone contradicting the government/media explanation of 9/11.  For this fact alone, the film is indispensable, because at least half this country is not of the liberal- left wing school- It is imperative to those people in the middle and right side of things that even they can understand why the official/major media account of 9/11 is hogwash, and that they don’t have to abandon centrist or right political aspirations to embrace the truth of 9/11.

Imagine that.

Try embracing something outside your own safe circle.

Thanks again for your consideration.
Neil Slade July 2011





“Captain Sherlock Solves 911”- Neil Slade


Captain Sherlock Solves 9/11 was a film that I made after I became interested in the September 9/11 events in 2006.  I had watched a documentary by Stephen Jones, physicist, and soon after introduced myself to Dr. Jones through email.  After a short correspondence he personally asked me to join a professional non-public 9/11 discussion group.


In that group I also met David Hawkins, an Oxford graduate with experience in the oil fields, mathematics, and filed explosives and with whom I eventually discussed my idea to produce a film about 9/11 with his help. Hawkins had made friends with an ex-Air Force Pilot, Field McConnell, and I believed an interview with McConnell would make a good film explaining some alternate ideas about the events of 9/11.


Field McConnell came to Denver for 3 days in the spring of 2007, and I interviewed him on tape. We talked with David Hawkins over the phone and we all agreed on concepts and ideas that eventually would make the final cut.  A couple of months later I completed the editing of the film and released it on the Internet and produced some DVDs.


After the film was completed, I built a web site for the film and the DVD for it’s distribution. I entered the film in several film festivals.


Before long, I transferred the film’s title domain to Field McConnell, the pilot whom I interviewed for the film, in that he expressed hopes to further promote the film, and that he would bear the costs for the maintenance of the web site.


However, shortly thereafter, I found myself at great odds with the political and social views expressed by both Field McConnell and David Hawkins (another participant), their additional web pages and articles linked to and added to the site that I had initially designed and envisioned only as a web page to promote the film.


A year later in 2008 I added a “disclaimer” at the start of Captain Sherlock Solves 9/11 in which I voice my differences with the other two participants in the film project beyond the stated content in the film itself. This copy of the film replaced the original where ever it occurred, online, on on DVD.


I feel it necessary need to make clear my objections to having the “Captain Sherlock Solves 911” being associated in any way and being promoted on web pages that I feel have no connection with the content of that film, such as other political and social views that I believe are neither my own, nor helpful to the topic of 9/11 investigations.


The film was never intended to promote anything else. The film stands on its own, and in no way is associated with any ideology, political view, opinion, or individual.


Beyond what is presented in the film itself, beyond what is the actual content contained in “Captain Sherlock Solves 911”, no comments, nor any content in print, or on the Internet made by any other persons, including Field McConnell nor David Hawkins reflect my own opinion.


I also recommend as an alternative the following sites for information and high quality films on the subject of 9/11

-Neil Slade, July 2011

Captain Sherlock Solves 911 (c)2007-2008 Neil Slade







     The “9/11 SOLVED” DVD  xxxxxxxxxxxx  This is an INDEPENDENT documentary about the events, and technical aspects of 9/11 seen through the eyes of a pilot.

     This full production DVD film presents new evidence, ground breaking interviews featuring Top Gun Military/Commercial Pilot Field McConnell and  Forensic Economist David Hawkins, scale model recreations and detailed evaluation based on all the hard data, with an original music score, audio commentary and more.

        It is a story you have not yet been told nor heard anywhere else, containing information by perhaps the ultimate non-partisan, non-political scientific and aeronautic experts on 9/11.    Many consider this the breakthrough film about the HOW and WHO of 9/11, told in an artful and unforgettable way.


“It is a piece of art — much more beautiful than most documentary films – I like the way you present and demonstrate the events— genius ideas! I am watching again — it is enlightening AND wonderful to look at — you are a “Felinian”…”      


“A moving, and beautiful film, that brought us to tears in the final scene- totally original- this film is a WINNER.”


“My compliments on a job well done. The symbolism and leitmotifs throughout the picture added resonance to the message and served the cause well.”  -Peter Tedesco, Getthefacts911


“Good film!  I will write a review– I think I may be one of the few who “get it.” (30 year experience as a professional documentary film maker and film critic.)


CURRENTLY, Captain Sherlock Solves 9/11 DVD is not available- Please check again soon.



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