CM047 Basic Body Repair Techniques

A three day course in Basic Body Repair Techniques for collision repair technicians, covering methods and equipment for analyzing and repairing damage to vehicle body panels, using techniques such as surface straightening, shrinking and filling/sanding.



Target group:
Collision Damage repair technicians

Previous training:
No previous training required

After the completed course the participant should be able to:

  • determine the degree of damage and the most suitable repair method
  • use the correct tools and equipment to affect the repair
  • determine the best repair techniques to use on the vehicle’s different areas and materials
  • identify and follow the vehicle manufacturer’s requirements and recommendations

Three days, 24 hours



Theory straightening:

  • Car manufacturer’s requirements
  • Body construction
  • Areas of use
  • Tools and workshop equipment for bodywork
  • Personal protection equipment
  • Working environment and safety

Practical straightening:

  • Practical alignment
  • Surface staightening methods for sheet metal – also HS/HSS
  • Shrinking methods
  • Dent repair with aluminium spotter and handy puller
  • Filling and sanding
  • Adjustment of doors and panels
  • Interaction between sheet metal and paint
  • Anti-corrosion methods and sealing compounds
  • Tools and equipment

Theory MIG welding aluminium:

  • Basic training MIG welding
  • Equipment knowledge
  • Protective atmosphere/welding performance
  • Weld analysis
  • Corrosion protection

Practical MIG welding:

  • Manuals and handling
  • Connection
  • Weld performance
  • Independent work