ABCT1560 Sheet Metal Repair

Course Description

This course combines lecture and laboratory practice to introduce students to the concepts, terminology and industry accepted methods of sheet metal repair. The course will cover metal straightening, body filler, and substrate preparation up to final sanding of primer. Time will be spent in the lab using both demonstration and hands on processes. Students will be tested using both written and hands on assessments in accordance with industry standards. The understanding of basic metal straightening fundamentals will allow students to begin to analyze and develop repair plans consistent with industry accepted standards.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proper selection and use of metal straightening tools.
  • Locate and identify damage in sheet metal.
  • Compare the types, purpose and composition of body fillers and demonstrate various application techniques.
  • Select proper grit sand paper based on repair steps and technical data sheets.
  • Identify and repair imperfections in body filler.
  • Estimate amount of time needed for basic dent repair.
  • Summarize and demonstrate the steps of sheet metal repair up to final sanding of primer.
  • Describe and practice the use of basic primer equipment and application procedures according to technical data sheets.
  • Demonstrate basic methods of sheet metal repair.


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4 credits: 2 lectures / presentations, 2 lab, 0 other