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What does Acura say about the use of heat during repairs/straightening?

Response

Per the April 2014 edition of Acura Body Repair News: "When you are doing body straightening and repair procedures:

  • DO NOT apply heat to any body part during straightening. This may compromise the internal structure and strength of high-strength steel parts.
  • Any part that has heat applied to it during straightening MUST be replaced with new parts.
  • Ignoring these instructions may significantly reduce occupant protection in any subsequent collision."

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