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Overview

This all new textbook was written and illustrated to introduce readers to automotive collision repair. Collision Repair Fundamentals stresses the repair of minor body damage and repainting, as well as advanced repairs such as frame straightening and structural panel replacement. Coverage has been added on the latest high-efficiency spray guns, UV-primers, primer-surfacers with a built in guide-coat action, aluminum weld-rivet construction, and much more. Each service-oriented chapter is accompanied by a practice ASE test featuring numerous ASE-style questions.

James E. Duffy, Indiana State University, President, Beneficial Books and Video

James E. Duffy has written many of the top-selling automotive education textbooks on the market today. He is also a noted videographer who has produced over 100 vocational/technical video programs. He possesses a B.S. in industrial electronics and a B.S. in technology education from Indiana State University.
  • Full color artwork features state-of-the-art collision repair technology
  • Easy-to-read, approachable chapters are perfect for the new collision repair student
  • Thoroughly revised Technician's Manual covering NATEF tasks, allow for hands-on learning activities.
Section 1- Basics

1.Careers in Collision Repair
2.Safety, ASE Certification
3.Vehicle Construction
4.Hand Tools
5.Power Tools
6.Measurements, Manuals
7.Fasteners
8.Hardware and Materials
9.Welding, Heating, Cutting

Section 2- Minor Body Repairs

10.Metal Straightening Fundamentals
11.Plastic and Fiberglass Repair
12.Replacing Fastened Panels
13.Servicing Doors, Glass, Air/Water Leaks

Section 3- Refinishing

14.Vehicle Paint Prep
15.Shop Paint Prep
16.Painting Fundamentals
17.Color Matching
18.Paint Problems, Final Detailing
19.Decals, Custom Painting, Trim

Section 4 -Major Body Frame Repairs

20.Measuring Vehicle Damage
21.Frame-Unibody Straightening
22.Replacing Structural Parts, Corrosion Protection

Section 5- Other Body Shop Operations

23.Interior and Top Repairs
24.Mechanical Repairs
25.Wheel Alignment
26.Electrical Repairs
27.Restraint System Repairs

Section 6- Estimating, Entrepreneurship

28.Estimating Repair Costs
29.Entrepreneurship, Job Success, Certification

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Collision Repair Fundamentals

ISBN: 9781418013363
This all new textbook was written and illustrated to introduce readers to automotive collision repair. Collision Repair Fundamentals stresses the repair of minor body damage and repainting, as well as advanced repairs such as frame straightening and structural panel replacement. Coverage has been added on the latest high-efficiency spray guns, UV-primers, primer-surfacers with a built in guide-coat action, aluminum weld-rivet construction, and much more. Each service-oriented chapter is accompanied by a practice ASE test featuring numerous ASE-style questions.

Instructor's CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781418013394

Student Workbook and Activity Guide

ISBN: 9781418013370

Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781418013387

FOR STUDENTS

Collision Repair Fundamentals

ISBN: 9781418013363
This all new textbook was written and illustrated to introduce readers to automotive collision repair. Collision Repair Fundamentals stresses the repair of minor body damage and repainting, as well as advanced repairs such as frame straightening and structural panel replacement. Coverage has been added on the latest high-efficiency spray guns, UV-primers, primer-surfacers with a built in guide-coat action, aluminum weld-rivet construction, and much more. Each service-oriented chapter is accompanied by a practice ASE test featuring numerous ASE-style questions.

Student Workbook and Activity Guide

ISBN: 9781418013370
Get the extra practice you need to succeed in your collision repair course with this hands-on Student Workbook. Designed to help you master the problem-solving skills and concepts presented in COLLISION REPAIR FUNDAMENTALS, 1st Edition, this practical, easy-to-use workbook reinforces key concepts and promotes skill building.