Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair
Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair

Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair

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Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair
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In Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair, veteran Matt Joseph shows you the ins and outs 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. It also includes a comprehensive resource guide.

Whether 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.


  • What You Should Know Before You Start
  • Limits of Materials, Equipment and Skills
  • Types of Jobs
  • Cleaning, Modeling and Cutting
  • Forming, Fitting and Smoothing
  • Bumping to Move the Metal the Right Way
  • Metal Finishing
  • Welding Body Metal
  • Filling
  • Special Projects and Procedures
  • Before You Paint
  • Minor Rust Repair to a Fender Edge
  • Repairing Collision Damage in a Decklid
  • Sources and Resources
Publisher: CarTech
Softcover: 160 pages
Dimensions: 11.0 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
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