Collision Repair Fundamentals

First Edition
Author: James E. Duffy
ISBN #: 1418013366
©2008   Publish Date: 03/21/2007
Binding: HB
Pages: 576
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $149.95


This all new textbook was written and illustrated to introduce readers to automotive collision repair. Collision Repair Fundamentals stresses the repair of minor body damage and repainting, as well as advanced repairs such as frame straightening and structural panel replacement. Coverage has been added on the latest high-efficiency spray guns, UV-primers, primer-surfacers with a built in guide-coat action, aluminum weld-rivet construction, and much more. Each service-oriented chapter is accompanied by a practice ASE test featuring numerous ASE-style questions.

Product Benefits:

  • Full color artwork features state-of-the-art collision repair technology
  • Easy-to-read, approachable chapters are perfect for the new collision repair student
  • Thoroughly revised Technician's Manual covering NATEF tasks, allow for hands-on learning activities.

Table of Contents:

Section 1- Basics

1.Careers in Collision Repair
2.Safety, ASE Certification
3.Vehicle Construction
4.Hand Tools
5.Power Tools
6.Measurements, Manuals
8.Hardware and Materials
9.Welding, Heating, Cutting

Section 2- Minor Body Repairs

10.Metal Straightening Fundamentals
11.Plastic and Fiberglass Repair
12.Replacing Fastened Panels
13.Servicing Doors, Glass, Air/Water Leaks

Section 3- Refinishing

14.Vehicle Paint Prep
15.Shop Paint Prep
16.Painting Fundamentals
17.Color Matching
18.Paint Problems, Final Detailing
19.Decals, Custom Painting, Trim

Section 4 -Major Body Frame Repairs

20.Measuring Vehicle Damage
21.Frame-Unibody Straightening
22.Replacing Structural Parts, Corrosion Protection

Section 5- Other Body Shop Operations

23.Interior and Top Repairs
24.Mechanical Repairs
25.Wheel Alignment
26.Electrical Repairs
27.Restraint System Repairs

Section 6- Estimating, Entrepreneurship

28.Estimating Repair Costs
29.Entrepreneurship, Job Success, Certification

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