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A conservator’s search for truth can be found beneath a vehicle’s paint

Brian Howard compares the removal of overpaint on a classic vehicle to an archeological dig.


“You’re not going to excavate the whole site. When (archeologists) come in, they’re kind of doing a survey,” says Howard, principal conservator at B.R. Howard & Associates, in the fourth episode of The Conservator’s Mindset, a video docuseries from the Historic Vehicle Association. Howard continues with that comparison while he works to dissolve overspray on a rare 1911 White ... Read the full article on