Synopses & Reviews
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.
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
Section 1- Basics 1.Careers in Collision Repair 2.Safety, ASE Certification 3.Vehicle Construction 4.Hand Tools 5.Power Tools 6.Measurements, Manuals 7.Fasteners 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