Collision Repair and Refinishing: A Foundation Course for Technicians

  • AUTHORS: Alfred Thomas; Michael Jund
  • ISBN-13: 9781133601876 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 1008 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 2nd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2010
  • ©2014     Published
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About The Product

COLLISION REPAIR AND REFINISHING: A FOUNDATION COURSE FOR TECHNICIANS, 2E covers all the major areas of collision repair and refinishing as outlined by NATEF. In-depth coverage includes structural and non-structural analysis and damage repair, welding, painting and refinishing, paint chemistry, sacrificial coatings for corrosion resistance, mechanical & electrical systems, and more. The logical progression of topics and easy-to-understand writing style are perfect for students with little or no prior exposure to collision repair.


  • This is the first collision repair book written for 21st century students.
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing: A Foundation Course for Technicians, 2e is comprehensive, well illustrated and completely up to date with the latest technologies.
  • The text is easy to read and presents current information and a logical sequence of topics.

About the Contributor

  • Alfred Thomas

    Alfred Thomas is an associate professor of collision repair at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He is also a contributing editor for “Auto Body Repair News," a monthly collision repair technical journal. Mr. Thomas is an ASE Master Certified Collision Repair and Refinishing Technician and an I-CAR® Platinum™ technician. His educational background includes a Master of Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University, a Bachelor of Science degree from Trevecca Nazarene University, and an Associate of Arts degree from Washtenaw Community College.

  • Michael Jund

    Michael Jund taught collision repair for many years at Scott Community College, where he also served as department coordinator and dean of applied technologies. He graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree, and he earned a Master of Science degree from Western Illinois University. Mr. Jund is an ASE Master Certified Collision Repair and Refinishing Technician and an I-CAR® Platinum™ technician. He now teaches part-time for I-CAR and performs aluminum and steel welding qualification training and testing as well. Mr. Jund has also been an evaluation team leader for NATEF.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Collision Repair.
2. Collision Shop Safety.
3. Hand Tools.
4. Power Tools.
5. Welding Procedures and Equipment.
6. Vehicle Construction.
7. Straightening Steel and Aluminum.
8. Body Filler.
9. Trim and Hardware.
10. Estimating Collision Damage.
11. Collision Damage Analysis.
12. Bolted Exterior Panel Replacement.
13. Measuring Structural Damage.
14. Straightening Unibody.
15. Welded Exterior Panel Replacement.
16. Structural Parts Replacement.
17. Full Frame Sectioning/Replacement.
18. Plastic Repair.
19. Corrosion Protection.
20. Paint Spray Guns.
21. Spray Techniques.
22. Equipment for the Refinishing Shop.
23. Detailing.
24. Understanding Refinishing.
25. Surface Preparation.
26. Masking Materials and Procedures.
27. Solvents for Refinishing .
28. Application of Undercoats.
29. Advanced Refinishing Procedures Solvent Born.
30. Advanced Refinishing Procedures Waterborne (New).
31. Color Evaluation and Adjustment.
32. Paint Problems and Prevention
33. Electrical Components (New).
34. Suspension and Steering Systems (New).
35. Brake Systems (New).
36. Mechanical Systems (New).

New to this Edition

  • An all-new chapter exclusively covers waterborne technology.
  • Four all new chapters cover common mechanical repairs that are needed following a collision.
  • Expanded coverage of writing a resume, developing interview skills, and other skills needed that will help your students secure their first job.
  • New content on mechanical and electrical components.
  • Chapters revised to cover new and emerging technologies