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Auto Body Welding: Check OEM Procedures and Test Weld

Don’t just grab and go; are you looking up the OEM procedures before welding?

Students Challenged To Envision Body Shop Of Future

Students were challenged to consider necessary changes in operations, marketing and financials for the body shop of the future.

Paint Problem Troubleshooting

A best practice to follow before any repair work begins is to get the color dialed in.

VIDEO: The Importance Of Proper Collision Photography

Tips on how to properly take photos of collision damage. This video is sponsored by Launch Tech USA.

BodyShop Business, WIN to Hold Event on Tech Shortage

The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11 at Babcox Media, 3550 Embassy Parkway, Fairlawn, Ohio (15 minutes south of Cleveland and north of Akron).

MIG Welders

As I’ve said many times before, “Collision technicians are an interesting mix of both scientist and artist.” 

Vehicle Buyers Love White More Than Any Other Color

In 2017, white was the No. 1 choice of color for vehicle buyers around the world, according to the Global Automotive 2017 Color Popularity Report by Axalta Coating Systems.

Step By Step: Carbon Fiber Structural Repair

Is carbon fiber structural repair really black magic? The answer, of course, is no. It’s true that carbon fiber structural components such as “tubs” are a relatively new technology for high-volume production street cars, but structures like tubs have been used in Formula 1 racing since the early 1990s and in heavily loaded aircraft structures

Davies High School Auto Students Get Their Hands On A Police Car

Students at William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School in Lincoln, RI, are refurbishing a Lincoln Police Department cruiser.

The Body Work Evolution Of Masking Solutions

To start, let’s loosely define the purpose of masking. I would sat it’s to protect the masked object. Protect it from what? In the paint shop, we focus on overspray protection, but there are other activities in the body shop that make protecting the masked object necessary.

Growing Need For Auto Body Technicians

ABRA Auto Body and Glass says the auto industry will be short an estimated 100,000 body technicians over the next 5-to-6 years

Guest Editorial: Seeing A Future In Collision

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.