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Some useful tips for restoring cars the right way

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Image source: classicsworld.co.uk Eugene Bernshtam is a veteran in his car restoration expertise. However, he also went through the common struggles that any beginner goes through. In this blog, he shares some useful tips for restoring cars the right way. 1. Factor in time When you are bent on restoring a classic car, you should stick to a timeline. Unless you have unlimited resources, this will slow down the entire process. The restoration process can be long and tedious. In order to avoid problems, you must ensure your time frame remains on track as much as possible. Some folks jump straight into a project without first establishing a timeline, only to find that they cannot keep up with it after a while, warns Eugene Bernshtam. 2. Join a club To know how to restore your classic car the right way, join a car club. You'll find that all of the necessary tools and the people to answer your questions are there. Joining a car club is also a great place to meet people wh

Car restoration corner: The early history of the Mercedes Gullwing

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Image source: express.co.uk According to car restorer and automobile enthusiast Eugene Bernshtam, in 1956, Mercedes-Benz found itself with a very interesting dilemma; it wanted to introduce a new model that would revolutionize the industry, but it also needed that car to be a smashing success for its name and good reputation to continue. The last thing anyone at Mercedes wanted was for its new line of cars – this one being an awesomely designed, powerfully engineered, and technologically advanced car – to be viewed as a failure. That year, Mercedes-Benz experimented with new ideas on the racetrack; it developed a high-performance version of its 300 SL that featured an innovative gullwing door design that opened vertically upwards. Image source: express.co.uk The public was enthralled with this new idea, as it helped to show how Mercedes-Benz was a daring and innovative company that never settled for average. The company wanted its cars to be unique and spectacular in all areas.

Real estate investment mistakes that must be avoided

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As a businessman in the real estate industry, Eugene Bernshtam makes it a point to educate his readers about the best investments. He is also aware of the mistakes that people make in this regard, and he offers some solid insights in this blog post to help you avoid these mistakes. Image source: investopedia.com Not doing enough research Before you jump in on a real estate opportunity, you need to know absolutely everything that could impact your ownership of the property. Unfortunately, many property owners have experienced finding out too late about circumstances surrounding their newly bought property. For instance, Eugene Bernshtam shares, if you buy a property that is quite close to a place where an airport is set to be built in 10 years, you might be in for a number of restless nights later on with all of that taking off and landing of planes. Image source: buildacademy.com Getting something that you really can’t afford It’s quite easy to do the math required by a mortgag

Real estate: The ever-reliable investment

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  Eugene Bernshtam has always believed that there are countless advantages in investing in real estate. People will always need space to live in, put up their businesses, store their precious belongings, or set up for future rental. It truly is one of the most reliable investments people can ever make. Image source: awoyokun.com Image source: stacksource.com For people who are looking to invest, Eugene Bernshtam says that real estate should be high, or maybe even at the top of their list. Even during times of economic turmoil, the prices of real estate have always remained steady. And now, looking back at some of the wealthiest tycoons in the world, a sizable number of them have always had real estate as their prime source of wealth. According to Eugene Bernshtam, real estate's potential for profit has been recognized by countless individuals for way more than just a few centuries, which means it's been proven to be profitable by history itself. Though the real estate i

Some tips for a lasting car paint job

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When he is not too preoccupied with his business, Eugene Bernshtam makes it a point to maintain his car collection. He is also an expert in car restoration, and in this blog, he wishes to give some advice on how to give cars a lasting paint job. Image source: goldeagle.com Don’t skip on the bodywork. When you get a project car that you intend to restore, you need to know all the issues on its exterior shell. Often, when you acquire your unit, issues on the body are covered up by its existing paint. There are even some cars out there which have ridiculously rusted out panels, that have been covered with fiberglass, just to achieve an intact look. Eugene Bernshtam emphasizes that if you want to repaint it properly, you should not skip on the bodywork. Image source: pinterest.com Use sandblasting and rustproofing. A lot of car restorers get all excited when they scrape off the old paint to give way to the new. However, even this stage of repainting needs to be done with precision

Six things to consider when picking your first apartment

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Any person who is picking out their first apartment maintains a certain level of excitement and nervousness at the same time. An apartment can mean many things to an individual. It can be a sign of maturity, freedom, independence, and adulthood, making it imperative for them to choose what is best for their situation. Image source: academichelp.net One of the reasons people move to a new home is to be near to their workplace. Always consider the commute . If leaving and coming home to an apartment requires one to sit in traffic for more than an hour, it will never be a reasonable pick. According to Eugene Bernshtam, one needs to test out the commute before signing any rental agreement. When an apartment is on the meager side, be sure to ask about utilities . There could be hidden or undisclosed utility charges that can cause monthly fees to balloon. Assess working heat and air . Often, old apartments suffer from thermostat problems. Get acquainted with the landlord . Things

When to say no to a car restoration project

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Restoring a classic car is a tough job even for someone who does it full-time. The average restoration project could take several weeks for an entire team to finish. And for an individual, it could take months, or even years, according to avid classic car fan Eugene Bernshtam. However, not all projects see the light of a showroom or hit the road. More often than not, restoration projects get cancelled, or are sold to more capable restorers. In the end, accepting a project you cannot finish will simply cost you thousands of dollars and your precious time. Here are some reasons when to say no to a car restoration project. Image source: hotcars.com Too expensive to restore If a classic car is too expensive to restore, pick another model or turn down the job. If all you have is a rusted-out body of a 1965 Ford Mustang with virtually nothing useful inside, then it would take quite a bit of coin to restore just the body, let alone everything. And once you have finished the restorati