Collision Repair and Refinishing: A Foundation Course for Technicians / Edition 2

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COLLISION REPAIR AND REFINISHING: A FOUNDATION COURSE FOR TECHNICIANS, 2E covers all the major areas of collision repair and refinishing as outlined by NATEF. In-depth coverage includes structural and non-structural analysis and damage repair, welding, painting and refinishing, paint chemistry, sacrificial coatings for corrosion resistance, mechanical & electrical systems, and more. The logical progression of topics and easy-to-understand writing style are perfect for students with little or no prior exposure to collision repair.

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Editorial Reviews

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"It is perfect for the incoming future technicians. The author's approach is well organized, the tone is good. He does not use words that are above a person's head and things flow together well. I like that the author keeps it basic for the student, and the freshness of the information."Mike JanovskyHennepin Technical CollegeEden Prairie, MN

"The strengths are the research put into obtaining this information. Also the experience from the author and your research organizations: I-CAR, tech. colleges, and ASE involvement."

"Organization and readability are good. Topics are explained clearly. The topics follow a logical sequence and flow well. They follow the order that they would be learned and applied. Good points: Very thorough; the illustrations seem good; it's not product specific and refers the reader to use tech sheets and manuals for specific applications.""The author does a fine job and I find his writing style easy to read. The top strengths, as I see them, are the thoroughness, that it is well written, and the depth to which the topics are explained."Steve WhitePortland Community CollegePortland, OR

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133601876
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/6/2013
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1056
  • Sales rank: 127,985
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Alfred Thomas is currently an associate professor of collision repair at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport Pennsylvania. He is also a contributing editor for "Auto Body Repair News," a monthly collision repair technical journal. Mr. Thomas is a master certified collision repair refinishing technician, and an I-CAR platinum technician. His educational background includes a Masters of Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University, a Bachelor of Science degree from Trevecca Nazarene University, and an Associate of Arts degree from Washtenaw Community College.

Michael Jund taught collision repair for many years at Scott Community College, where he also served as department coordinator and dean of applied technologies. He now teaches part-time for I-CAR and Allstate Insurance. Mr. Jund has also been an evaluation team leader for NATEF.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Collision Repair. 2. Collision Shop Safety. 3. Hand Tools. 4. Power Tools. 5. Welding Procedures and Equipment. 6. Vehicle Construction. 7. Straightening Steel and Aluminum. 8. Body Filler. 9. Trim and Hardware. 10. Estimating Collision Damage. 11. Collision Damage Analysis. 12. Bolted Exterior Panel Replacement. 13. Measuring Structural Damage. 14. Straightening Unibody. 15. Welded Exterior Panel Replacement. 16. Structural Parts Replacement. 17. Full Frame Sectioning/Replacement. 18. Plastic Repair. 19. Corrosion Protection. 20. Paint Spray Guns. 21. Spray Techniques. 22. Equipment for the Refinishing Shop. 23. Detailing. 24. Understanding Refinishing. 25. Surface Preparation. 26. Masking Materials and Procedures. 27. Solvents for Refinishing . 28. Application of Undercoats. 29. Advanced Refinishing Procedures Solvent Born. 30. Advanced Refinishing Procedures Waterborne (New). 31. Color Evaluation and Adjustment. 32. Paint Problems and Prevention 33. Electrical Components (New). 34. Suspension and Steering Systems (New). 35. Brake Systems (New). 36. Mechanical Systems (New).

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