Collision Blast Basic Auto Body and Paint
Copyright © 2011 Donnie Smith
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This book is dedicated to the people who have read my articles and watched my training videos and encouraged me to provide additional training.
Thanks for the inspiration and support.
|Basic Auto Body Repair Training Modules
•Module 2 – Vehicle History
•Module 3 – Metal Straightening
•Module 4 – Body Fillers: Fiberglass Fillers
•Module 5 – Welding
•Module 6 – Plastic Repair
•Module 7 – Preparation: Sanding, Masking, Primer
•Module 8 – Paint: Spray Guns
•Module 9 – Paint: Sealer, Base Coat, Clear Coat
•Module 10 – Detailing
•Module 11 – Paint Defects and Other Considerations
Resources Bonus Material
•Resources For Modules (Additional Information)
•Industry Resources (For Technicians, Managers and Business Owners)
•Instructor Resources (For Instructors)
•Career (Career Information and Industry Associations)
•Products (Supplies, Tools, Other)
•DIY Mechanical (For The Do It Yourself Enthusiast)
•Changing The Perception Of AutoBody 101
•Custom Paint (How-to Custom Paint)
•DIY – For The Do-It-Yourselfers
•Air Brushing – Air Brushing 101 –
•Q&A (Ask Questions, Feedback, Interactive)
About The Author
Collision Blast Basic Auto Body and Paint
Hi, Donnie Smith here and I would like to thank for purchasing my auto body and paint training book. In this book, I am going to give you some techniques and tips of how to repair and paint your car.
This book also includes a web enhanced website, which has all of the content in the book, plus updates, Q&A section and much more bonus information. To gain access to the members-only website visit www.TeachMeHow.info and click on the Members link. You will be asked to provide a username and password. The username is: simple and the password is: training
I hope that you enjoy and find value in this book. Any feedback, good or bad, would be
very helpful to me.
Your Virtual How-To Basic Auto Body and Paint Book
About The Book
By reading this book you will learn from years of experience, but more importantly, you will eliminate many of the common mistakes that I have seen students make, and mistakes that I have made along the way. I have also produced and included many of my free training videos and I have searched the internet for additional relevant videos and other resources that I believe will help you learn how to repair and paint your car or reach whatever your training goal is.
You will also gain access to my web enhanced course that will help you excel through the training process.
Module 1 Safety
“Are you Worth 1 Million Dollars?”
You know it, I had to mention safety before we kick off. You always hear “safety first” at safety meetings, but many technicians think safety is a lot of hype and ignore the safety policies. So is safety really that important?
Let’s Talk Cars
First, since we’re all about cars, not safety, let’s talk about restoring an awesome car. Let’s say we have an unlimited budget to build a million dollar ride. You know, a car like Chip Foose at Foose Design would build. Of course, it would take hours and hours of labor and thousands of dollars to get it there, but the end result would be well worth the wait and money. Could you imagine having a ride worth one million dollars? I’m sure that you would take a lot of pride in it. I know that I would. Would you take care of it? What about storage, would you keep it in the garage or put it out back in the weather? I’m sure that you would do everything that you could to protect the car from being damaged.
If someone offered you a million dollar car like this, would you exchange it for your eyesight? What about a leg, or would you trade your life for it? I am assuming you answered no, as these things are priceless to us. I would not want to even exchange my eyesight or life for a billion dollars. While most of you would agree, we are quick to ignore safety and grab a grinder and start grinding, weld without a welding helmet, paint without a paint respirator, or many other things that could affect our health without thinking twice about it. If you’re willing to take good care of a car, don’t you think you should take care of yourself?
Well, this is over-exaggerated. Or is it? There are many eye injuries and painters who have to leave the collision repair industry every year due to becoming sensitive to paint chemicals. It really happens, but the good news is that most injuries are preventable.
How To Prevent Injuries
It would take a while to explain all of the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that needs to be used, but I will highlight a few of them.
1. Eye Protection – Most schools require eye protection to be worn at all times in the shop area, but I see a lot of body shops that do not require eye protection. However, I would highly recommend that you get in the habit of wearing eye protection. Eyesight is too valuable to lose.
2. Dust masks – When sanding or grinding wear an approved dust mask. This will prevent you from breathing all of the products being sanded and other debris that is not healthy for you.
3. Respirator – The catalyzed clears and primers that are out there should not be taken lightly. They have chemicals that will mess you up. Wear an approved respirator when spraying any coatings.
4. Gloves – Chemical resistant gloves should be worn when working with chemicals. This will prevent the chemicals from entering your body through your skin.
5. Hearing Protection – You may not need to wear hearing protection at all times, but if there is grinding, air chiseling, or other loud things going on, protect your hearing.
There are many other PPE and safety procedures to consider before working in a shop area. I hope when you answer the question of who is saying safety first, you think of yourself. Forget about the policies and procedures, keep yourself safe……. as we just discussed, you’re worth a million dollars.
I know that safety is not one of the most interesting subjects, but it is one of the most important. If you get hurt, you may not be able to perform this type of work for fun or for a career. Therefore, I have included several safety training resources. I am using CareerSafe to provide the training for this topic, as that is what they do. I’ll leave the safety to them and I will concentrate on what I do….auto body and paint training.
Module 1 Resources
Visit www.TeachMeHow.info and sign into the members website to access the resources below.
- •Module 1 Text Podcast
- •DuPont 6H Video
- •Introduction to OSHA PowerPoint
- •Bloodborne Pathogens PowerPoint
- •Electrical Safety PowerPoint
- •Emergency Action Plans PowerPoint
- •Ergonomics PowerPoint
- •HazCom PowerPoint
- •Machine Guarding PowerPoint
- •Material Handling PowerPoint
- •Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) PowerPoint
Product Technical Sheet
- •No product technical sheets for this module
- •No product MSDS for this module
Module 1 Training Activity
Read or listen to module 1 text. Next click on the 9 PowerPoints and read each slide. I have also included three websites for you to view. There is additional training (free and paid) on each website for you to consider. Question: Think of a time that a safety procedure or equipment protected you from injury; or a time that you were injured due to insufficient equipments or lack of policies in place. Post in the Q&A section. Lastly, Complete Module 1 Quiz.
Not a lot of step-by-step for this module. The most important advice that I can offer is to read all product, tool, and equipment labels and manuals before using or operating.
I have many additional resources that will be included at the end of this book. However, I do not want to include them under each module. As an instructor, I am aware that too much is not always a good thing. Information overload may leave you feeling behind, confused, and/or burned-out. Therefore, concentrate on the information and resources in each module. Once you have completed the book, you can explore the additional resources. Again, don’t stress about getting through all of the additional resources all at once. Remember simplicity…keep it simple.
Module 1 Safety Quiz
Once you have completed the module content, take the module 1 quiz below. Please note that you must score 75% or higher to receive a certificate. This is a short quiz with only 10 questions. There is not a time limit set on this quiz so take your time. Find the correct answer if you do not know for sure. The objective of this quiz is to help you learn the information if you do not know the answer, not guessing. Good luck!