Collision Repair News

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What Shielding Gas Do I Need?

The type of shielding gas that should be used depends on the metal being welded. A mixture of 75% argon and 25% CO2 is the recommended shielding gas for collision repair on mild and high-strength steels. Pure argon is used for welding aluminum and when welding steel with silicon bronze wire.

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It's Not Just About Aluminum

Today's Vehicles Require Updated Collision Repair Tools And Training

by Jason Bartanen

Ever since the unveiling of the 2015 Ford F-150 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, the U.S. automotive industry has been buzzing about this game changing, aluminum intensive vehicle.

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What's A Kia Fender Apron Upper Panel?

When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use of a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models.

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What's A Jaguar Fender Apron Panel?

When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models.

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To Each Their Own - OEM-Specific Pages

More great things have been added with the launch of the new website. Each OEM, or vehicle maker, now has their own web page. You are able to access an OEM-specific page by clicking on their emblem. There are a variety of types of information available for each OEM. The icons will link you the following OEM-specific types of information:

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Is There a Procedure for Disassembling a Service Assembly?

The fourth column in the OEM Technical Information Matrix, Partial Service Part/Assembly Replacement Procedures at Factory Seams, can get a little tricky without further clarification. For the most part, this is a column that I-CAR is still researching published OEM information to get the answers to. The question is: Does the vehicle maker have procedures for replacing a partial service part or assembly at factory seams?

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