Motor Auto Body Repair

Third Edition
Author: James E. Duffy; Robert Scharff
ISBN #: 0827368585
©1998   Publish Date: 02/06/1997
Binding: HB
Pages: 928
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $189.95


A comprehensive, easy-to-understand text on collision repair and what it takes to become a certified auto body technician. Everything from the basics of auto construction, tools, welding, sheet metal and safety to the most advanced topics of estimating, body alignments, panel replacement, and refinishing are covered in a logical, step-by-step approach. This text focuses on preparing the student for the ASE certification exam. Hand and power tools, service manuals, fasteners, surface evaluation, sanding, scuffing, stripping, paint matching, waterbased paints, and entrepreneurship are among the new topics offered in this text.
Technician's Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-6786-4
Instructor's Guide, ISBN: 0-8273-6859-3

Product Benefits:

  • now cross-referenced to ASE Task areas throughout
  • new four color insert and black/white photo sequences throughout
  • new competency-based technicians manual accompanies text
  • now written in condensed format for easy reading and comprehension
  • technical terms are defined to familiarize the reader with professional jargon necessary for success

Table of Contents:

Body/Paint Work & Safety. Understanding Automobile Construction. Body Shop Tools. Body Shop Power Tools. Compressed Air Supply Equipment. Body Shop Materials. Welding Equipment & Its Use. Basic Sheet Metal Work. Minor Body Repairs. Diagnosing Major Collision Damage. Body Alignment. Panel Replacement & Adjustment. Analyzing Mechanical. Electrical & Electronic Components. Repairing Auto Plastics. Other Body Shop Repairs. Restoring Corrosion Protection. Automobile Refinishing Materials. Refinishing Equipment & Its Use. Surfacing Refinishing Preparation. Application Of Color Coats. Estimating Auto Body Repair And Refinishing Costs.

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