By James E. Duffy
The industry-leading textbook for collision fix and refinishing is now up-to-date to the NATEF 2006 Collision fix and Refinish application criteria. Written with clearer reasons 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 assessment, to estimating, to ultimate paint detailing. and as the e-book is written via a number one writer within the car physique box, readers will suppose convinced that they're studying talents and methods that comprise the newest advances in fabrics and techniques.
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Most large body shops have an inhouse mixing room. Smaller shops have their materials mixed by an outside paint supplier. Paint mixing involves carefully measuring out the correct amount of refinish ingredients following manufacturer instructions. For example, when mixing a paint color, Collision Repair: Introduction and Careers A Here a technician uses masking tape and masking paper to cover 13 FIGURE 1–22 Self-etch or epoxy primer must be sprayed over all bare metal to bond to the metal. Primer-surfacer is often sprayed over body filler and the repair area to help level the repair area.
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. Once the area is almost back to its original contour, the welded pull pins can be ground off. See Figure 1–18. When you can access the back of the panel, leave the paint on until the panel is straightened as close to its original contour as possible.
This process can vary considerably and generally is more complex, as you will learn later. Refinishing, or repainting, involves the steps needed to properly restore the vehicle’s finish. Refinishing is a very important part of the auto repair process. Damage caused by both minor and major accidents usually requires some painting. However, many older automobiles are repainted to simply enhance their beauty. New and used-car dealers repaint automobiles to attract buyers. Sometimes an owner simply gets tired of looking at the same old color.