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Automotive Bodywork & Rust Repair

CarTech
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There comes a time when just about every car on the road will need some form of rust or body repair. Quite often, if the car is a daily driver for running errands, repairs are never made, and the car eventually ends up in junkyard heaven. For our beloved collector cars, hot rods, and muscle cars, dents, dings, and rust are not an option, and neither is the scrap heap. And for just about any restoration project, the bodywork is by far the most expensive part of the process.

In Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair, veteran restorer Matt Joseph shows you the ins and out of tackling both simple and difficult rust and metalwork projects. This book teaches you how to select the proper tools for the job, common-sense approaches to the task ahead of you, preparing and cleaning sheet metal, section fabrications and repair patches, welding options such as gas and electric, forming, fitting and smoothing, cutting metal, final metal finishing including filling and sanding, the secrets of lead filling, making panels fit properly, and more. Also included is a comprehensive resource guide.

Whether you decide you want to tackle a full restoration project, or just want to save money by doing minor repairs yourself, Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair is the book to get you through it.

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The Haynes Automotive Body Repair & Painting Manual

Haynes Manuals N. America, Inc.
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This is a complete do-it-yourself guide.

What you can learn:
• Full-color sections on minor repairs and painting
• Damage repair
• Painting
• Rust Repair

Additional detailed information includes:
• Rustproofing and undercoating
• Tools and equipment
• Repair of minor dents and rust damage
• Metal working techniques
• Major rust repair
• Body component replacement
• Sanding and painting
• Car care and detailing
• Welding

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Maintaining and preserving the paint, body and interior
Chapter 3: Damage repair: Doing it yourself or having it done
Chapter 4: Tools and working facilities
Chapter 5: Minor body repairs
Chapter 6: Major body repair
Chapter 7: Body component replacement
Chapter 8: Preparation for painting
Chapter 9: Painting
Chapter 10: Doors and glass
Chapter 11: Trim and accessories
Chapter 12: Welding
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The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair, 2nd Edition (Motorbooks Workshop)

Motorbooks
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Everything you need to know about auto body repair--updated and revised to cover water-based paints, the latest panel adhesives, and other body repair technologies.

The only thing more reliable than rising gas prices is the wear and tear your car endures over its lifetime. Knowing how to repair your car without taking it to the body shop is a valuable skill for any car lover. If you want to restore, modify, or just fix up any car, from collector to custom, this is the book for you.

In this updated and revised edition, author Dennis Parks covers new tools and techniques for dealing with ever-changing vehicular guidelines and technologies. New photography and updated step-by-step projects cover the latest information on panel adhesives, improved repair strategies, unibody vehicles, media blasting, panel overhaul and replacement, and tools and techniques for water-based paint products.

The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair provides all the information you'll need to deal with any bumps, bangs, and bruises your car encounters, as well as the many repairs required during a car restoration project. From tools to materials to techniques, this book takes you all the way through the process. Learn how to disassemble, repair, and reassemble bodywork, as well as how to prepare surfaces for paint. The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair equips you with all the information needed to return your car to its former glory and avoid paying a body shop for work you can do yourself.

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Auto Repair For Dummies

For Dummies
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The top-selling auto repair guide--400,000 copies sold--now extensively reorganized and updated

Forty-eight percent of U.S. households perform at least some automobile maintenance on their own, with women now accounting for one third of this $34 billion automotive do-it-yourself market. For new or would-be do-it-yourself mechanics, this illustrated how-to guide has long been a must and now it's even better. A complete reorganization now puts relevant repair and maintenance information directly after each automotive system overview, making it much easier to find hands-on fix-it instructions. Author Deanna Sclar has updated systems and repair information throughout, eliminating discussions of carburetors and adding coverage of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. She's also revised schedules for tune-ups and oil changes, included driving tips that can save on maintenance and repair costs, and added new advice on troubleshooting problems and determining when to call in a professional mechanic. For anyone who wants to save money on car repairs and maintenance, this book is the place to start.

Deanna Sclar (Long Beach, CA), an acclaimed auto repair expert and consumer advocate, has contributed to the Los Angeles Times and has been interviewed on the Today show, NBC Nightly News, and other television programs.
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The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair (Motorbooks Workshop)

Motorbooks
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Whether from hailstorms, parking lots, or plain bad judgment, everybody needs to know how to repair automotive bodywork at some point during their car-owning years.  The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair provides all the information you'll need to deal with any bumps, bangs, and bruises your car encounters.  From tools to materials to techniques, this book takes the reader all the way through the process.  Beginning with creating a strategy, then moving through disassembly, repair, reassembly, and preparing the surface for paint, author Dennis W. Parks shows how to repair damage from collisions, neglect, and rust.
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Auto Body Repair Technology

Delmar Cengage Learning
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The industry-leading textbook for collision repair and refinishing is now updated to the NATEF 2006 Collision Repair and Refinish Program Standards. Written with clearer explanations and more detail than any other collision repair learning tool on the market, Auto Body Repair Technology, Fifth Edition delves into all aspects of collision repair, from initial collision evaluation, to estimating, to final paint detailing. And because the book is written by a leading author in the auto body field, readers will feel confident that they are learning skills and procedures that incorporate the latest advances in materials and methods.
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Automotive Detailing in Detail: A guide to enhancing, renovating and maintaining your vehicle's appearance

The Crowood Press UK
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In the age of the internet and social media, a plethora of detailing knowledge is available online, yet it is strangely difficult to discover completely, or harness usefully. This book redresses the balance.

Automotive Detailing in Detail takes the combined experience and expertise of three leading detailing commentators to provide a thorough and expansive overview of automotive detailing techniques. From the pre-wash, wsh and preparation stages, through machine polishing to paint protection and maintenance, every detailing stage is covered: surface types, contaminants and products are analysed, before the actual processes are laid bare.

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Auto Body Repair Technology

Cengage Learning
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AUTO BODY REPAIR TECHNOLOGY, Sixth Edition, features extensive new and updated material reflecting the latest automotive technology and current industry best practices. In addition to incorporating current NATEF Collision Repair and Refinish Program Standards and Task Lists, this market-leading book provides detailed information on working with hybrid and electric vehicles, using environmentally friendly water-based paints, and other cutting-edge methods and materials. Celebrated for its clear, reader-friendly explanations and detailed, accurate information, this proven guide also includes abundant full-color photos and illustrations to make even complex concepts easier to understand and apply. Available supplements include a tech manual with shop assignments and job sheets, as well as interactive online resources ideal for today's learners. Providing comprehensive coverage of collision repair--from initial evaluation and estimating, to structural and mechanical repairs, to repainting and refinishing--this trusted guide helps you quickly and confidently learn the skills and procedures you need to succeed as a professional automotive technician.
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Fix It! How to Repair Automotive Dents, Scratches, Tears and Stains (Motorbooks Workshop)

Motorbooks
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Fix It! How to Repair Automotive Dents, Scratches, Tears and Stains is a complete guide for any car or truck owner who wants their ride to look, feel, and smell like it did the day they bought it. Years of commuting to work and family vacations will take its toll on a car. Coffee spills, paint scratches and fades, hoods and fenders acquire dents and rust, and smells linger in the upholstery and ventilation. It all adds up to a car that's not as fun to drive as it used to be and maybe even embarrassing. Whether breathing new life into your reliable ride or getting it ready to sell, you can solve these problems with a few basic tools and products, and the right instruction on how to use them.
Fix It! How to Repair Automotive Dents, Scratches, Tears and Stains provides step-by-step projects anyone at any skill level can accomplish to help keep their car looking its best. From buffing a scratch to popping a dent, doing it yourself has never been easier.

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