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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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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 Haynes Automotive Body Repair & Painting Manual

Delmar Cengage Learning
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This is a complete do-it-yourself guide containing full-color sections on minor repairs and painting. It also contains information on damage repair, painting and rust repair.
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How to Paint Your Car on a Budget (Cartech)

CarTech
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If your car needs new paint, or even just a touch-up, the cost involved in hiring a professional can be more than you bargained for. Fortunately, there are less expensive alternatives-―you can even paint your car at home! In How to Paint Your Car On A Budget, author and veteran DIY hot rodder Pat Ganahl unveils dozens of secrets that will help anyone paint their own car. From simple scuff-and-squirt jobs to fullon, door-jambs-and-everything paint jobs, Ganahl covers everything you need to know to get a great looking coat of paint on your car and save lots of money in the process. This book covers painting equipment, the ins and outs of prep, masking, painting and sanding products and techniques, and real-world advice on how to budget wisely when painting your own car. It’s the most practical automotive painting book ever written!
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Auto Body Repair Technology

Delmar 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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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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SATA Auto Paint from Prep to Final Coat (Motorbooks Workshop)

Motorbooks
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From Prep to Final Coat is a book that covers all the bases when it comes to restoring or painting a car or motorcycle. It is a complete guide for anyone who is thinking about or restores and or paints cars, trucks, hot rods or motorcycles. It's designed for the beginner as well as as the more experienced painter or restorer. Its is without a doubt the most comprehensive book ever written on paint and bodywork.
Paint, bodywork, and restoration technology has changed quite a bit in the last 20 and even 10 years and this book is the most comprehensive guide to understanding and using that new technology such as waterborne paints, with easy to understand guides to getting the most out of the products being used.
The book is split into two parts. Part 1 covers everything: explaining solvent and waterborne paint and most materials used in the restoration and painting process, as well as the tools used for these tasks: understanding paint spray guns, welders, plasma cutters, air tools and hand tools. There are 12 step by step instruction chapters that show the processes of restoring and painting a classic musclecar, bodywork, panel bonding seam sealing, repairing and painting plastic and fiberglass parts, designing and mixing custom colors.
Part 1 also contains a very comprehensive and easy to understand guide to painting with waterborne paint. Recent EPA regulations have restricted solvent-based paints for use only in approved professional paint booths, meaning that do-it-yourselfers can no longer use them--and it won't be long before their use is banned entirely.
Part 1 also features a chapter on Troubleshooting Paint Issues, and how to avoid them.


Part 2 contains 12 chapters that cover painting most kinds of custom artwork on hot rods and motorcycles. There are whole chapters devoted to painting ghost flames, real fire flames, flag graphics, cutting edge and retro flake graphics, wood grain and stone effect basecoats and even a chapter devoted to using waterborne paint to create classic traditional hot rod flames. And Chapter 26 shows how to apply a cleacoarcoat finish over all your hard work, then buff it to a glassy show car result.


JoAnn Bortles has put all her 34 years of restoration, bodywork, painting and custom artwork experience into one easy to follow step by step guide that packs an incredible amount of information into one book.
 
Automotive Paint from Prep to Final Coat is the first book to provide instruction  and hows to for waterborne paints. In addition to this critical information, author and top professional painter JoAnn Bortles covers all the techniques necessary to get the great results your car deserves. From initial body-panel preparation, to troubleshooting common problems, to application of the final coat, and all steps in between, this book is the only reference you will need to ensure your DIY automotive paint job is done right the first time.
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Automotive Detailing Manual (Haynes Repair Manuals)

Haynes Manuals N. America, Inc.
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Covers cleaning, waxing and repair of minor damage to the body, interior, engine compartment and wheels.
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How to Restore Classic Car Bodywork: New Updated & Revised Edition (Enthusiast's Restoration Manual)

Veloce Publishing
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How to Restore Classic Car Bodywork is an invaluable guide for the home restorer of any vintage or classic car. Coverage includes: tools; panel removal/fitting; sectional repairs; sills, floors and outriggers; chassis members; multiple panel assemblies; welding; metal forming techniques; tricks of the trade, and much, much more. 
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Automotive Body Repair & Painting Manual (Spanish) (Haynes Repair Manuals)

Delmar Cengage Learning
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Inside this manual you will find routine maintenance, tune-up procedures, engine repair, cooling and heating, air conditioning, fuel and exhaust, emissions control, ignition, brakes, suspension and steering, electrical systems, and wiring diagrams.
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