Well, I wanted to repaint the hood so it did not look as bad. I didn't want to take it to a dealer or paint shop as they cost a lot to do any work so I decided to do it myself. I know it will not look professional, I would be using cans of spray paint but it would look better than the touch up paint and the gobs of peeling pieces that had been coming off and continued to peel off.
In my instance I took some tubing cutters, and if you have ever done any copper plumbing you will know what this tool is..and I removed a small piece of this rusty brake line and took it with me to the automotive store near me. car parts store near me cut off was relatively rust free and this is important if you plan to repair or replace some brake line. You want to be sure the parts you are going to be getting will fit properly..and you need a good piece of line to do that.
The first thing that you need to do before you even go about buying fuses for your car is you need to find your car manual. Your car manual is your best friend and if you don't have one or you can't find it, just go online and print it off for free. If you don't have access to it freely you can spend about ten bucks and buy it at your local auto store near me . You then need to look in your manual and see where it mentions fuses and go there. Once you are there the first thing you need to find is the location of your fuse box. Open the fuse box and write down the numbers and colors on the end of each fuse and write down the type of fuses it tells you in the manual so you know what fuse does what. Once you have all this info in hand you can move on to the next step of the process.
Remove the fuse for the fuel pump - Most cars have a separate fuse for the fuel pump, so the diagrams in your manual should help you locate the right fuse. Some fuses may be numbered or lettered and sometimes a diagram or list is right on the inside of the fuse box cover. Once you have located the correct fuse, pull it out and look at it closely. If the inside of the fuse looks dark or blackened, you have a blown fuse. Also if the metal of the fuse itself seems cracked, or broken, you have a blown fuse.
The next thing that you will need to do is get it to where you will be working with your car. This can be a hard thing to do and many people have broken their windshield just getting it home. You can have your auto parts store deliver it, if you are concerned that you might break it.
If engraving isn't your thing, you can always stop at one of those photo stands at the mall and have your own picture put on something...a desk calendar, a t-shirt, you name it, your picture can probably go on it.