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Mike Anderson

mike anderson autobody newsMike Anderson is the president and owner of Collision Advice, a consulting company for the auto body/collision repair industry. For nearly 25 years, he was the owner of Wagonwork Collision Center, an OEM-certified, full-service auto body repair facility in Alexandria, VA.

 
Wednesday, 08 September 2021 15:22

From the Desk of Mike Anderson: Researching OEM Procedures for the Paint Shop

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Honda’s 2022 Civic has areas on both ends of the repair bumper where variations in paint thickness can significantly impact the performance of the blind spot information sensors. Honda’s 2022 Civic has areas on both ends of the repair bumper where variations in paint thickness can significantly impact the performance of the blind spot information sensors.

Index

...not to leave a key fob in a spray booth because if you have the heat cranked up too much, it can damage the key fob.

 

Some other refinish-related research you should be doing:

 

Cure time limitation for adhesives. As with paint curing, there are often strict parameters that need to be followed.

 

Limited-use toners. With OEMs introducing more and more unique colors, shops are more likely to have a need for a limited-use toner, one they don’t keep in stock because it is used infrequently. If you don’t do the research early in the process to determine if there is a need for such a toner, you’re likely to run into delays in production.

 

Clearcoat blending. Visit www.OEM1Stop.com to download the clearcoat blending statements issued by many automakers. Ford’s statement, for example, says the automaker “does not approve the procedure of clearcoat blending or using clearcoat blending in any warranty or collision repair.”

 

Paint precautions around sensors. Honda’s 2022 Civic has areas on both ends of the repair bumper where variations in paint thickness can significantly impact the performance of the blind spot information sensors. Honda provides a printable template technicians can tape onto the bumper to determine where the radar wave area is. That means no blending of primer or color can be done in that area.

 

All this makes it pretty clear: We need to be researching OEM procedures from a refinish perspective, not just from a body or mechanical perspective.

 

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