Synopses & Reviews
The industry-leading textbook for collision repair and refinishing is now updated to the NATEF 2006 Collision Repair and Refinish Program Standards. Written with clearer explanations and more detail than any other collision repair learning tool on the market, Auto Body Repair Technology, Fifth Edition delves into all aspects of collision repair, from initial collision evaluation, to estimating, to final paint detailing. And because the book is written by a leading author in the auto body field, readers will feel confident that they are learning skills and procedures that incorporate the latest advances in materials and methods. With an enhanced supplement package that includes a Student Technician?s Manual, print Instructor?s Guide, and e.resource CD-ROM for instructors, the Auto Body Repair Technology package is second to none.
The single most authoritative information resource available today, Auto Body Repair Technology, 4E explains all aspects of collision repair more clearly and in greater detail than any other collision repair book. Its 7 sections and 29 newly up-to-date chapters allow readers to gain modern professional skills as well as the technical know-how needed to tackle everything from initial collision evaluation through estimating and final paint detailing! Fully updated, all procedures incorporate the latest advances in materials and methods for doing competent repair work on late model vehicles. Valuable information on ASE certification and entrepreneurship is also included to guide readers to success in their first job and/or when starting their own auto body repair businesses.
About the Author
James E. Duffy has written many of the top-selling automotive education textbooks on the market today. He is also a noted videographer who has produced over 100 vocational/technical video programs. He possesses a B.S. in industrial electronics and a B.S. in technology education from Indiana State University.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION. Collision Repair: Introduction and Careers. Vehicle Construction Technology. Service Information, Specifications, Measurements. Hand Tool Technology. Power Tool Technology. Compressed Air System Technology. Body Shop Materials, and Fastener Technology. Welding Equipment Technology. Shop Safety and Efficiency. ESTIMATING. Estimating Repair Costs. MINOR REPAIRS. Working Sheet Metal. Using Body Fillers. Repairing Plastics. Hood, Bumper, Fender, Lid, and Trim Service. Door, Roof, and Glass Service. MAJOR BODY FRAME REPAIRS. Passenger. Compartment Service. Body/Frame Damage Measurement. UniBody/Frame Realignment. Welded Panel Replacement. Restoring Corrosion Protection. MECHANICAL ELECTRICAL REPAIRS. Chassis Service and Wheel Repair. Electrical/Electronic System Operation and Service. Restraint System Operation and Service. REFINISHING. Refinishing Equipment Technology. Vehicle Surface Preparation and Masking. Refinishing Procedures. Color Matching and Custom Painting. Paint Problems and Final Detailing. COLLISION REPAIR PROFESSIONALISM. Job Success and ASE Certification