Auto Body Frame Racks Used

Tools Needed By an Auto Body Technician 2015-07-14

Frame Machines One of the largest and most important tools an auto body technician uses is a frame machine. This large machine consists of a series of clamps and pneumatic or hydraulic arms. Technicians attach the machine to the frame of a damaged ca

Health Hazards in the Auto Body Shop Industry 2015-07-15

Solvents and Other Hazardous Substances Many of the chemicals and solvents used by auto body technicians are flammable substances that produce vapors. Inhaling vapors from these products can cause lung damage, brain cell damage and irritation to muco

How to Use Auto Body Solder 2015-07-15

Things You'll Need Sandpaper Eye goggles Gauntlets (optional) Hand blow torch Lead auto body solder Wooden paddle Instructions Clean and sand the area where the auto body solder is going to be used as filler. Make sure that all rust, paint and other

Tips on Using Auto Body Filler 2015-07-15

Filler Grades Choosing the right type of filler can make auto body repairs much easier and provide quality finished results. Standard grade auto body fillers work well when filling in small dents and blending small creases. This filler dries within 3

Selling Used Auto Body Shop Tools 2015-07-15

Things You'll Need Inventory Storage Market pricing sheets Instructions Familiarize yourself with the market value of various tools by visiting auto-shop retailers and websites that sell used tools. You'll need to know what others are selling used to

Auto Body and Custom Paint Schools 2015-07-14

New England Institute of Technology Earn an associate degree in two years' time from the New England Institute of Technology, which offers programs in automotive collision repair technology or auto body technology. Coursework includes multi-stage pai

How to Build an Auto Body Cart 2015-07-14

How to Build an Auto Body Cart
Things You'll Need Tape measure Permanent marker Arc or MIG welder Protective shield Hacksaw, cold saw, or jig saw Safety glasses 5 feet of 2 inch by 2 inch by 1/8 inch thick steel squar ...

Job Description for an Auto Body Technician 2015-07-15

Doing the Basics Auto technicians perform repairs ranging from simple dents to realigning damaged car frames. They use specialty tools to perform their duties, including pick hammers, hydraulic jacks, power shears, buffing machines and hand tools. Pe

How to Become a Auto Body Technician I 2015-07-15

Things You'll Need A good high school background in Math, Computers, English, and Shop. A three stack tool box, nothing fancy (as the other guys will laugh at you behind your back.) An after school job working as a porter car washer in a body shop. S

Health Risks Associated With Auto Body Painting Materials 2015-07-14

Flammable Substances and Burns Automotive paint prepared with reducers and lacquer thinner pose flammability issues when sprayed, spilled or in any way aerated to the atmosphere. Cleaning solvents (isocyanates), kerosene, acetone, gasoline and other

Auto Body Estimate Tools 2015-07-14

Online Estimator Tool One of the ways you can get an auto body estimate is to do it online. You will be able to get a guaranteed quote for your repairs in minutes and they will refer you to a local body shop You enter specific data about your car, su

How to Replace Auto Body Panels 2015-07-14

Things You'll Need Ratchet Socket set Phillips screwdriver Replacement panel Instructions Remove the old or damaged auto body panel. Reach the panel by looking under the vehicle and removing the plastic protective skirting using a Phillips screwdrive

How to Find Free or Low Cost Auto Body Repair 2015-07-14

Instructions Call or visit a local vocational school that teaches auto body repair. (See resources.) The instructors often will allow their students to perform the work to gain experience. Usually, you only pay for the parts and materials used. Call

How to Make an Auto Body Panel Mold 2015-07-14

How to Make an Auto Body Panel Mold
Things You'll Need Bondo Plasticine Sandpaper Vaseline Scissors Plaster of Paris bandages Hot water Latex casting kit (if needed) Instructions Fill in any areas of the auto body panel that n ...

How to Determine Body Frame Size 2015-07-14

Things You'll Need Tape measure Instructions Warp your thumb and longest finger on one hand around your other wrist. Be sure to wrap around the smallest part of the wrist. Compare this measurement to the following test: If your thumb and finger overl

How to Get Business for an Auto Body Shop 2015-07-15

Instructions Use display advertisements to promote your auto body shop. Speak with classified sales representatives for local newspapers about advertising your body shop within the "Automotive" section. Call the sales department for your local p

How to Make an Auto Body Repair Form 2015-07-15

Instructions Download a template to begin making your auto body repair form. Templates are available on Microsoft's website. Search the template section using the key word "repair form." Templates are available for Microsoft Word and Microsoft E

How to Open an Auto Body Shop 2015-07-15

Instructions Create a list of auto body repair services. Your shop will need to repair common scratches on auto bodies as well as collision damage from accidents. Body alignment, brake system repairs, panel replacement and electrical repairs are also

Schools for Auto Body Work & Painting 2015-07-15

San Diego Community College San Diego Community College offers a certificate program based upon the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair. You can focus on auto body repair or auto paint as specializations. Classes include removal and in

How to MIG Weld Auto Body Panels 2015-07-15

Things You'll Need MIG welder Auto body sheet metal Welding hood and leather gloves Grinder Tin snips Primer Instructions Cut the sheet metal precisely. One of the most important things to do when welding thin metals is to make sure the gap is as sma
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