I'm a Certified Automotive Body Repair Assistant looking for a start. I'll start just cleaning up to shop.
I want to know what kind of automotive job pays well and also interacts with cars.
With all the advances in car technology these last 30 years, why does the slightest knock (like from someone opening the door of the car parked next to it) or scrape from a bramble bush result in such an expensive repair job? Can car bodies not be made tougher, or is it just a racket for the car industry?
What careers and pay range can you look forward to with a degree in automotive technian training?
I have pretty basic automotive skills and a few tools. Is there anything special that i should know? Do i need any special tools that the average backyard mechanic might not have?
I am willing to do the work.
I need to find the cheapest replacement part.
I am worried about matching the deep ocean blue color & doing a good paint job on the plastic.
Im looking to get into the automotive industry, but dont have the time or money to go to school. Ive heard about apprenticeships but not sure how you go abouts getting one. im going to a local garage later this morning that my friend told me about. do i just talk to the manager/owner and see if he would be willing to hire me as an apprentice? any help on this subject would be greatly appreciated.
I would like to buy a welder to use on my old pickup for some body work and exhaust work, I just need some guidance as to what is the best type and brand to buy that is affordable.
The new car I bought wasn't properly prepped, and now -- three months after buying the car -- the rail-dust residue has to be un-done.
My concern (worry, really) is that it won't all be attended to; that it wil be done in patches; and that further down the road, more instances of rail dust will present themselves.
Should I insist that the entire car be treated, whether or not rail dust is visible? I suspect they'll simply treat the spots they can see. I do NOT want to have to be running back to the dealer every few months to have this fixed.
What do you suggest I do/say to help insure the problem gets fixed once and for good? Should I involve management? I definitely will tip the dude who does the work (though I don't expect to have to pay for the repair service), but should I tip him up front and let him know there's more if -- and only if -- he does a boffo job? Is that insulting? I do not want to antagonize the guy who's gonna repair my ride, ferchrissakes. Advice?
I need a very good paint job done but I do not need the door jams and stuff like that done because it is the original color.
I have an 88 Honda Civic that is starting to blow blue smoke from the exhaust and probably needs at least a ring and valve job if not a full rebuild. Is getting an automotive school to do this repair a good idea? Has anyone else ever gotten their car repaired using this method? How did it go?
I am looking to buy an 84 Chevy S10, but the color ruins the truck. I want to know how much a standard paint job would cost me?
I'm looking for a type of paint I should use in painting an acoustic guitar that I still plan on using. There are some chips towards the bottom of the body that I'd like to repair, and also I wouldn't mind painting some sort of design around the bottom of the guitar. Thanks!
I'm looking for a welder for home automotive repair, just off the top of my head I know I'm gonna need to do some sheet metal and some steel around 1/4 inch. If you could only have one type of welder what would it be? I'm thinking i may be best off with mig because of sheet metal but have heard some people claim to be able to stick weld body work and mufflers(thin stuff) while others clam stick is terrible for thin stuff ( burn throughs). Anyway I know it is mostly a matter of opinion so what are your opinions? Stick, tig, mig, other? Throw out your opinion and get some free points, can't hurt right haha. Thanks!
I have owned a Mitsubishi evo for a while now and I am going to be purchasing upgrades such as a body kit, new wheels and tires, suspension and some minor engine upgrades. The parts are all recommended to be installed by a professional, so where could I get this done at? And also, where could i get a good paint job?I live in a small city in northern Illinois, 61032.
I went to college got my certificate in automotive technology, now I want to go take the welding career, which is another year (two years for associates degree) would this help me get a better job in the automotive industry, since some auto shops require some welding experience? Tell me the difference between these two.
Looking for videos on DVD/Blu Ray Disk that shows ASE mechanics doing auto machinecs repair/ Auto Body repair' lessons. Videos showing them doing break jobs, engine work, exaust work, body repair, and they teaching what they are doing as they do it. The main focus would be general auto mechanics though. (breaking systems, belts, hoses, fans, exaust, engine work, etc)
What types of tools are used in this job?
I've got a 1995 Chevy Camoro and its got sun spots on some parts of the car so I was wondering around how much it would cost to just get the same jet black paint job done on it?
My dream car is a jeep Cherokee sport that is white. I found a 1991 that meets all the criteria and is under my budget of 4000 at only 2900 but it's this ugly burgundy color:( how much would it cost to get it repainted to white?