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Collision Repair and Refinishing: A Foundation Course for Technicians 1st Edition

Alfred Thomas, Michael Jund

  • Published
  • 832 Pages


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.

Alfred Thomas, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Alfred Thomas is 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 an ASE Master Certified Collision Repair and Refinishing Technician and an I-CAR® Platinum™ technician. His educational background includes a Master 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, Eastern Iowa 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 graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree, and he earned a Master of Science degree from Western Illinois University. Mr. Jund is an ASE Master Certified Collision Repair and Refinishing Technician and an I-CAR® Platinum™ technician. He now teaches part-time for I-CAR and performs aluminum and steel welding qualification training and testing as well. Mr. Jund has also been an evaluation team leader for NATEF.
  • Up-to-date, full-color illustrations help users visualize tasks and procedures as they are described
  • Important safety reminders help build an awareness of hazards that may be encountered on-the-job
  • Useful "Tech Tips" offer snapshots of real life situations to help readers do the job faster, easier, and more safely
  • Provides in-depth knowledge of everything from tool identification to returning frame damage to a manufacturer's specifications
  • Features the trade's most common terms and jargon from expert authors who are both master technicians and collision repair instructors
  • An excellent companion to I-CAR's enhanced delivery curriculum
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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  • ISBN-10: 1133478700
  • ISBN-13: 9781133478706
  • STARTING AT $19.99

  • ISBN-10: 1401889948
  • ISBN-13: 9781401889944
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  • RETAIL $222.95