ABRP 41G - Plastic Panel Repair by AJ Kikumoto

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									                               Maui Community College
                         Auto Body Repair & Painting Program
                                   Course Outline


  1. Course Title:                  ABRP 41G Plastic Panel Repair

      Number of credits:            Two credits (2)

      Abbreviated Course Title:     Plastic Panel Repair

      Date of Outline:              November 14, 2001

   2. Course Description:           Introduces the repairing of damaged plastic and
                                    fiberglass panels and components.

   3. Credits/ Contact Hours:       2 credits - 4hrs. Lect/Lab

   4. Prerequisites:                ABRP 41F or consent of instructor

      Co-requisites:                NONE

      Recommended Preparation:      NONE




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5. General Course Objectives:
   Introduces the repairing of damaged plastic and fiberglass panels and components.
   Explains the repairing of automotive interior and exterior plastic trim panels and
   components that have sustained collision damage.

6. Specific Course Competencies
      Upon completion of ABRP 41G the student should be able to:

       UNIT 1.

       A.     Describe and demonstrate the required shop safety as pertaining to the
              proper use and safe handling of damaged plastic and fiberglass or SMC
              (sheet molded compounds) panels or components and the materials used
              for repair.
       B.     Explain and demonstrate the personal safety and hygiene involved while
              handling the materials and chemicals used for plastics and SMC or
              fiberglass repair.

       UNIT 2.

       A.     Describe and demonstrate procedures on how to identify and determine
              the many different fiberglass or SMC and plastic compounds, diagnose the
              damage, and type of repair to applied to the damaged panel.

       UNIT 3.

       A.     Describe and demonstrate different methods to chemically repair a
              damaged fiberglass or SMC panel and a damaged plastic panel.
       B.     Explain and demonstrate procedures to refinish the repaired fiberglass or
              SMC panel and the plastic panel to duplicate the factory appearance.

       UNIT 4.

       A.     Describe and demonstrate the different welding processes and techniques
              for repairing plastic panels.
       B.     Explain and demonstrate procedures for refinishing a repaired plastic
              panel to duplicate a factory appearance.

7. Recommended Course Content and Approximate Time Spent:

       UNIT 1. 4 hrs.
       UNIT 2. 4 hrs.
       UNIT 3. 24 hrs.
       UNIT 4. 28 hrs.




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8. Recommended Course Requirements:

         1.   Lecture/Lab/Individual study packets.
         2.   Homework assignments
         3.   Tests and quizzes.
         4.   Practical performance on training modules.

       Course requirements may change at the discretion of the instructor, depending on
       the skill level of each student enrolled for a specific module.

9. Text and Materials:

       Auto Body Repair Technology, 4th Edition, James E. Duffy, Delmar Publishers
       Inc.

       Student Technician's Manual to Accompany Auto Body Repair Technology, 4th
       Edition, Paul Uhrina / James E. Duffy, Delmar Publishers Inc.

10. Evaluation and Grading:

       25%     Class/homework assignments
       25%     Class/shop exercises
       25%     Tests/quizzes
       25%     Final exam

11. Methods of Instruction:

       Individual study packets
       Class/Lab lectures
       Class/Lab demonstrations
       Audiovisuals aids and displays
       Shop work on assigned projects




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