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

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This new book covers all the necessary tasks for gaining knowledge 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, and more. The logical progression of topics and easy-to-understand style help convey the professional knowledge and technical know-how that readers need to employ on the job.
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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: 202,931
  • 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

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