For a complete, safe and quality repair, it’s important to understand the considerations involved with repairing aluminum.
Two trade schools are undertaking groundbreaking initiatives to supply the collision industry with better prepared techs.
Hal Conte is senior studying collision repair at Bucks County Technical High School in Pennsylvania and is passionate about cars and the collision industry. He’s also passionate about writing and dreams of becoming a journalist covering the automotive industry.
In my journeys through shops all over, I get a lot of questions about equipment training and procedures. Lately, a lot of the focus has been on aluminum repair and the equipment needed for it. The second subject most asked about is plastic repair. Often, I am asked which repair is better, adhesive repair or plastic welding, and which company’s welder is best.