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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

Cengage Learning
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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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Chilton's Auto Body Repair (Chilton's Guide to Auto Body Repair - Part No. 7898)

Cengage Learning
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Total Car Care is the most complete, step-by-step automotive repair manual you'll ever use. All repair procedures are supported by detailed specifications, exploded views, and photographs. From the simplest repair procedure to the most complex, trust Chilton's Total Car Care to give you everything you need to do the job. Save time and money by doing it yourself, with the confidence only a Chilton Repair Manual can provide.
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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

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 ASE Education Foundation 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 Secrets of America's Greatest Body Shops: The book that will challenge everything you know about the collision repair business

Radiant Writing & Communications
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Discover the Six Secrets Used by America’s Greatest Body Shops Dave Luehr believes that right now is the best time in history to be in the collision repair business, but only for those with the right mindset. In the book, The Secrets of America’s Greatest Body Shops, author Dave Luehr and editor Stacey Phillips share insightful lessons along with real-world stories of actual collision repairers who have discovered the secrets that have propelled them to a much higher level than their competitors. The book will challenge you to think differently, explain how to reduce your dependency on DRPs, and provide many tips needed to grow the sustainable, profitable business you have always dreamed of.
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Auto Repair For Dummies

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

Forty-eight percent of U.S. households perform at least someautomobile maintenance on their own, with women now accounting forone third of this $34 billion automotive do-it-yourself market. Fornew or would-be do-it-yourself mechanics, this illustrated how-toguide has long been a must and now it's even better. A completereorganization now puts relevant repair and maintenance informationdirectly after each automotive system overview, making it mucheasier to find hands-on fix-it instructions. Author Deanna Sclarhas updated systems and repair information throughout, eliminatingdiscussions of carburetors and adding coverage of hybrid andalternative fuel vehicles. She's also revised schedules fortune-ups and oil changes, included driving tips that can save onmaintenance and repair costs, and added new advice ontroubleshooting problems and determining when to call in aprofessional mechanic. For anyone who wants to save money on carrepairs and maintenance, this book is the place to start.

Deanna Sclar (Long Beach, CA), an acclaimed auto repair expert andconsumer advocate, has contributed to the Los Angeles Times and hasbeen interviewed on the Today show, NBC Nightly News, and othertelevision programs.
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