By James E. Duffy

ISBN-10: 1418073539

ISBN-13: 9781418073534

The industry-leading textbook for collision fix and refinishing is now up to date to the NATEF 2006 Collision fix and Refinish software criteria. Written with clearer causes and extra element than the other collision fix studying device out there, automobile physique fix expertise, 5th variation delves into all points of collision fix, from preliminary collision review, to estimating, to ultimate paint detailing. and as the ebook is written via a number one writer within the car physique box, readers will suppose convinced that they're studying talents and techniques that comprise the newest advances in fabrics and strategies.

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An independent body shop is owned by an individual and does not have ties to a major auto manufacturer. True or false? 4. What task involves analyzing damage and calculating how much it will cost to repair the vehicle? D. Neither A nor B 8. Technician A says that vehicle measurement is done to determine the extent of major damage. Technician B says that it is also done to determine the direction of damage. Who is correct? A. Repair A. Technician A B. Estimating B. Technician B C. Calculating C.

Body filler is used to cover any small imperfections remaining in the worked panel. Use compressed air to blow dust off the area so that the filler will stick or bond to the area securely. Mix hardener into the body filler to make the material cure. Use a metal or plastic spreader to apply the body filler over the repair area on the panel. The filler cures or hardens quickly, so skill is needed to properly apply the body filler. 11 When partially cured, a coarse file is often used to knock off the high spots in body filler.

Body hammers, body filler, and sanders are a few of the tools and materials used to repair panel damage. A somewhat different approach is needed with plastic panels. Small parts (trim pieces, emblems, wiper blades, and so on) are removed before panel straightening to protect them. With damage to a metal panel, a grinder is first used to remove the paint from the damaged area. Then small pull pins are welded to the lowest area of the dent. A puller can then be attached to the pins to force the dent back out.

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