High spots are the result of exerting upward pressure from the bottom side of an outward protrusion in the metal. If too much force is exerted, not only will you create a high spot, but you may even crack the paint. Cracking paint can cause damage beyond the point of repair, resulting in conventional paint work. You never want this to happen!

Types of High Spots

There are many different types of high spots. They vary in shape and size. In the video below, we will learn how to recognize the different types.


Let’s review the types of high spots we learned about in the video. Can you identify the high spots in the images below? Click each image to reveal the answer.






In this exercise, you will be removing the high spots you made in Module C. Review the video and follow the instructions below.           


Removing High Spots

To remove a high spot, it will take 1-3 direct and quick taps. Start off softly and check after each impact, being very careful to place the knockdown tip back on the tip of the high spot. In addition, make sure the knock down does not move during the striking process. If you strike the hood too hard and you end up with a ding or low spot, do not worry, just lighten your tap and you can always push it back up.

Duplicate this exercise as many times as needed for you to become comfortable with basic tapping down. 



Make sure you are holding your tap down firmly but do not push down on the high spot. Also, always make sure you are holding the tap down straight (perpendicular) to the high spot.


Please Complete the Lessons Below in Order to Proceed

Click on ‘Show What You Know!’ and  ‘Knowledge Check’ below then mark each complete in order to proceed in the training.