High-Voltage Vehicle Paint Booth Quick Reference

When refinishing high-voltage (HV) vehicles, it is important to check for OEM paint booth temperature recommendations so that HV components do not get damaged in the heat.

The Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team is researching OEM HV paint booth temperatures and time recommendations. The information has been combined into a convenient chart. It is important to note that at this time, not all OEMs have this information available.

Most of the ambient or surface temperature information was obtained through I-CAR's OEM linking pin process. With this information, a technician is able to understand the temperature requirements more accurately. Though this is only a guide, confirmation of the temperature, time limits, and other requirements such as state of charge (SOC) should be obtained for the year, make, and model vehicle-specific service information.

OEM Paint Booth
Temperature or
Surface Temperature
Time Limit Ambient or
Surface Temperature
Audi 131°F (55°C) 1 Hour Surface
BMW / Mini 140°F (60°C) 2 Hours Surface
Stellantis 165°F (74°C) 1 Hour Surface
Ford / Lincoln 140°F (60°C) 45 Minutes Ambient
General Motors 140°F (60°C) 40 Minutes Ambient
Honda / Acura 149°F (65°C) None Ambient
Hyundai / Genesis 158°F (70°C) 30 Minutes Ambient
176°F (80°C) 20 Minutes
Jaguar / Land Rover 176°F (80°C) 1 Hour Ambient
Kia 158°F (70°C) 30 Minutes Ambient
176°F (80°C) 20 Minutes
Mazda 140°F (60°C) 45 Minutes Surface
Mercedes-Benz 167°F (75°C) None Ambient
Mitsubishi 140°F (60°C) 45 Minutes Ambient
Nissan / INFINITI 140°F (60°C) None Surface
Rivian 150°F (65°C) 55 Minutes Ambient
(except Solterra)
122°F (50°C) 1 Hour Ambient
Tesla 165°F (74°C) 45 Minutes Surface
Toyota / Lexus / Scion None None -
Volkswagen 176°F (80°C) 30 Minutes Surface
140°F (60°C) 45 Minutes
Volvo 170°F (77°C) None Ambient
TBD = To Be Determined

Vehicle-specific refinish precaution statements can be found when searching for vehicles on the OEM Hybrid And Electric Vehicle Disable Search page.

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