AUTOB111 - Introduction to Surface Preparation

Basic principles of interior and exterior surface preparation are introduced. Students analyze the components of primers, undercoats, and topcoats

Credits: 2

Prerequisites: AUTOB102, AUTOB103

Distribution: Career Training

Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer


  1. Describe three methods of removing a deteriorated paint film
  2. Determine when to apply a primer, a primer-sealer, a primer-surface, or glazing putty
  3. Determine whether an existing finish is defect free and adheres soundly to a vehicle
  4. Prepare existing paint films and bare metal substrates for refinishing
  5. Prepare plastic parts for refinishing
  6. Recognize the need for both quantitative and qualitative information
  7. Select the correct abrasive and sanding techniques for specific final sanding operations