Collision Repair and Refinishing: A Foundation Course for Technicians

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Cengage Learning, Apr 14, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 832 pages
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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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Contents

Collision Repair Safety
29
Hand Tools
64
Power Tools
89
Welding Procedures And Equipment
114
Vehicle Construction
148
Straightening Steel and Aluminum
173
Fillers
198
Trim And Hardware
225
Corrosion Protection
515
Paint Spray Guns
535
Spray Techniques
561
Refinishing Shop Equipment
585
Detailing
611
Understanding Refinishing
636
Surface Preparation
662
Masking Materials And Procedures
685

Estimating Collision Damage
248
Collision Damage Analysis
285
Bolted Exterior Panel Replacement
327
Measuring Structural Damage
354
Straightening and Repairing Structural Damage
387
Structural Parts Replacement
429
Full Frame Sectioning And Replacement
459
Welded Exterior Panel Replacement
482
Plastic Repair
499
Solvents For Refinishing
713
Application Of Undercoats
731
Advanced Refinishing Procedures
750
Color Evaluation And Adjustment
775
Paint Problems And Prevention
793
Glossary
812
Index
879
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About the author (2009)

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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