Fiberglass Auto-Body Repairer

Repair damaged fiberglass automobile bodies.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $64,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Fiberglass Auto-Body Repairers do?

Repairs damaged fiberglass automobile bodies, using pneumatic tools and knowledge of fiberglass repair techniques: Cuts away damaged fiberglass, using air grinder. Smooths edges of painted surface, using sandpaper or air-powered sander. Masks surrounding undamaged surface, using masking tape. Cuts plastic separating film, using shears, and tapes film to outside repair area. Mixes polyester resin and hardener according to specifications and applies mixture to repair area, using brush. Soaks matting in resin mixture and layers matting over repair area to specified thickness. Peels separating film from repair area and washes repair surface with water. Occasionally secures new panel to repair area, using C-clamp. Applies and spreads body filler manually to re-establish surface. Manually files away excess filler to match original contour. Smooths filler, using air sander. Cleans repair area with air gun.

Should I be a Fiberglass Auto-Body Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • Also known as: Auto-Body Repairer, Fiberglass, Body-Line Finisher, Fiberglass Autobody Repairer

    How to Become a
    Fiberglass Auto-Body Repairer

    Most Fiberglass Auto-Body Repairers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2831%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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