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I would like to know more information on the body painting portion of collision repair. what are the steps to paining and refinishing a automotive body? #collisionrepair #cars #automotive #autobody #collision #repair


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Sidney’s Answer

I particularly do not know the steps toward painting auto bodies. I have worked at Ford Motor Company for 30 years and their process is quite different than painting a single unit. I have a young daughter who loves automobiles, and she repairs her car by watching YouTube videos on subjects she wants to know more information on. So my point is try finding some YouTube videos on the process of painting and repairing autobody parts or autobody's. I have found the YouTube videos on topics of interest are very useful.

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Cynthia’s Answer

great qeustions. i'm thinking you know someone who does this work or your car recently had this work done? either way, find someone near your home or that you know and ask them to tell you about the job. see if you can do a 'job shadow' by spending a few hours watching them work and asking questions. I don't know much about automechanic related jobs and body work is one of them....but if it was me, I'd be asking my local bodyshop (that has the best YELP ratings!) to let me talk to someone there. I'd also be sure to ask about health and safety factors....i do know the fumes and particulate matter given off in body shops from painting and grinding/sanding is not safe to breath without protective gear...so be sure the shop follows good occupational health and safety guidelines. ask the folks who do the work what they like about it and where they learned the trade. follow up questions like....what advice would you give someone interested in entering this field? ---will tell you a lot. see what local vocational schools offer and ask to talk to the instructors (usually folks who have worked in the field) for advice.

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