Higher Education

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

  • Alfred Thomas Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Michael Jund Eastern Iowa Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1401889948  |  ISBN-13: 9781401889944
  • 832 Pages
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $165.75
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About

Overview

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.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • 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

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

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Tech Manual for Thomas' Collision Repair and Refinishing: A Foundation Course for Technici  (ISBN-10: 1418001023 | ISBN-13: 9781418001025)

List Price = $57.95  | CengageBrain Price = $57.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.50

Instructor Resources  (ISBN-10: 1401889980 | ISBN-13: 9781401889982)

Auto Body Repair Technology  (ISBN-10: 0766862720 | ISBN-13: 9780766862722)

The single most authoritative information resource available today, Auto Body Repair Technology, 4E explains all aspects of collision repair more clearly and in greater detail than any other collision repair book. Its 7 sections and 29 newly up-to-date chapters allow readers to gain modern professional skills as well as the technical know-how needed to tackle everything from initial collision evaluation through estimating and final paint detailing! Fully updated, all procedures incorporate the latest advances in materials and methods for doing competent repair work on late model vehicles. Valuable information on ASE certification and entrepreneurship is also included to guide readers to success in their first job and/or when starting their own auto body repair businesses.

List Price = $309.95  | CengageBrain Price = $309.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $232.50

Painting for Collision Repair  (ISBN-10: 0766809056 | ISBN-13: 9780766809055)

The reader of Painting for Collision Repair will be introduced to all aspects of modern refinishing. Urethane undercoats and top coats as well as HVLP paint guns are emphasized. The techniques of surface prep, paint mixing, paint gun handling, color matching, and all other facets of refinishing are presented in this illustrated, comprehensive guide. Each chapter concludes with ASE style questions to evaluate the reader's understanding of the topics.

List Price = $205.95  | CengageBrain Price = $205.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $154.50

Student Supplements

Tech Manual for Thomas' Collision Repair and Refinishing: A Foundation Course for Technici  (ISBN-10: 1418001023 | ISBN-13: 9781418001025)

List Price = $57.95  | CengageBrain Price = $57.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.50

Auto Body Repair Technology  (ISBN-10: 0766862720 | ISBN-13: 9780766862722)

The single most authoritative information resource available today, Auto Body Repair Technology, 4E explains all aspects of collision repair more clearly and in greater detail than any other collision repair book. Its 7 sections and 29 newly up-to-date chapters allow readers to gain modern professional skills as well as the technical know-how needed to tackle everything from initial collision evaluation through estimating and final paint detailing! Fully updated, all procedures incorporate the latest advances in materials and methods for doing competent repair work on late model vehicles. Valuable information on ASE certification and entrepreneurship is also included to guide readers to success in their first job and/or when starting their own auto body repair businesses.

List Price = $309.95  | CengageBrain Price = $309.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $232.50

Painting for Collision Repair  (ISBN-10: 0766809056 | ISBN-13: 9780766809055)

The reader of Painting for Collision Repair will be introduced to all aspects of modern refinishing. Urethane undercoats and top coats as well as HVLP paint guns are emphasized. The techniques of surface prep, paint mixing, paint gun handling, color matching, and all other facets of refinishing are presented in this illustrated, comprehensive guide. Each chapter concludes with ASE style questions to evaluate the reader's understanding of the topics. ALSO AVAILABLE INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructor's Manual/Answer Key, ISBN: 0-7668-0940-4

List Price = $205.95  | CengageBrain Price = $205.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $154.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Alfred Thomas

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

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.