Autobody Repair (Adapted)

Recipients of the Autobody Repair (Adapted) Digital Badge Credential have demonstrated concept proficiency and completed the following tasks:

Activity One: Setting up an Autobody Repair Workstation

1.     Gather materials.
2.     Put on the smock and gloves.
3.     Put the rag on the top left corner of the table.
4.     Put the safety glasses on top of the rag.
5.     Put the cheesecloth below the rag.
6.     Put the compound on top of the cheesecloth.
7.     Put the dinging hammer to the right of the rag.
8.     Put the dolly block to the right of the dinging hammer.
9.     Be careful when working with a surform planing tool and sanding block! Put the surform planing tool to the right of the dolly block and dinging hammer.
10.  Put the sanding block below the surform planing tool.
11.  Put the sandpaper below the sanding block.
12.  Have your teacher check your work.
13.  Clean up your work area.
14.  Wash your hands.

Activity Two: Washing a Car

1.     Gather materials.
2.     Put two capfuls of car washing soap into the bucket.
3.     Fill the bucket with water until it is about ¾ full.
4.     Use the hose to spray the car with water that is not too hot or too cold.
5.     Wet the wash mitt with the cleaning solution.
6.     Scrub the top of the car with the wash mitt.
7.     Rinse quickly with the hose before the suds dry.
8.     Wet the wash mitt.  Scrub the car’s sides from front to back.  Rinse quickly before the suds dry.
9.      Wet the wash mitt.  Scrub the back of the car.  Rinse quickly before the suds dry.
10.    Wet the wash mitt.  Scrub the car’s hood and front bumper.  Rinse quickly before the suds dry.
11.     Have your teacher check your work.
12.     Rinse the mitt with clean water from the hose.
13.     Ask your teacher where to dump the bucket of cleaning solution.
14.     Clean up your work area.
15.     Wash your hands.

Activity Three: Cleaning the Tires

1.      Gather materials.
2.     Use the soap and water to make a cleaning solution like you did in Activity 2.
3.     Get the hose.  Spray the tires.
4.     Dip the brush in the soap bucket and scrub the tire.
5.     Rinse the soap off with water from the hose.
6.      Scrub and rinse the other three tires.
7.      Have your teacher check your work.
8.      Rinse out the brush.
9.      Ask your teacher where to dump the bucket of cleaning solution.
10.    Clean up your work area.
11.     Wash your hands.

Activity Four: Drying the Car

1.     Gather materials.
2.     Get a clean chamois slightly wet.  Wring it out.
3.     Rub the chamois over the car beginning at the top of the car.  Wring it out as necessary.
4.     Dry the sides of the car.  Wring the chamois out as necessary.
5.     Dry the back of the car.  Wring the chamois out as necessary.
6.     Dry the car’s hood.  Wring the chamois out as necessary.
7.     Have your teacher check your work.
8.     Clean up your work area.
9.     Wash your hands.

Activity Five: Cleaning Outside Windows

1.     Gather materials.
2.     Get the glass cleaner and squeegee.
3.     Hold the spray 2 inches from the windshield.  Starting in the middle, spray the windshield.
4.     With the rounded brush part of the squeegee, wipe the window in a top to bottom motion.
5.     Use the flat part of the squeegee to wipe left to right.
6.     Clean the other side of the windshield.
7.     Clean the remaining windows.
8.     Have your teacher check your work.
9.     Clean up your work area.
10.   Wash your hands.

Activity Six:  Cleaning the Interior

1.     Gather materials.
2.     Use the cotton swab to wipe down the air vents and knobs or switches on the dashboard.
3.     Spray the leather conditioner on the microfiber towel.  Wipe the top of the dashboard.  If the steering wheel is leather, clean it too.
4.     Wipe all the door frames and door panels.
5.     Get the window cleaner and clean chamois or clean microfiber towel.
6.     Hold the cleaner 2 inches from the window and spray.
7.      Using the clean chamois or towel, wipe the window.  Double-check for streaks and clean if necessary. Wash all the windows.
8.      Have your teacher check your work.
9.      Clean up your work area.
10.    Wash your hands.

Activity Seven:  Vacuuming the Car

1.     Gather materials.
2.     Be careful when working with electricity!  Have your teacher help you plug the vacuum in the extension cord and the outlet.
3.     Remove the floor mats from the car.
4.     Vacuum any loose dirt from the car seats.
5.     Vacuum loose dirt from the floor boards.
6.     Vacuum loose dirt from the floor mats.
7.     Put the floor mats back in the car.
8.     Have your teacher check your work.
9.     Clean up your work area.
10.   Wash your hands.

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