I-CAR Just In Time: Honda/Acura Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welds Destructive Test

Sometimes seeing is understanding, that’s why I-CAR's technical team created the Just in Time video series to guide you through a variety of collision repair topics from ADAS and EVs to repair tips and tricks. These videos enable you to, in less than 5 minutes, learn something new. Let’s check out what the team has for Honda/Acura destructive testing for squeeze-type resistance spot welds (STRSW).

This Just In Time video demonstrates the process of destructive testing STRSW for Honda/Acura vehicles. The video demonstrates how to perform the destructive test, how to calculate a pass or fail, and an STRSW Destructive Weld Testing Nugget Chart For Honda And Acura Vehicles. This chart aids in the calculation process. Each unique weld requires a test weld and passing a destructive test prior to welding on the vehicle.

This information is found vehicle-specific body repair manuals (BRM) under Body Repair Basics ➤ Basic Welding Information ➤ Repair Procedures ➤ Spot Welding - Weld Inspection.

The information provided in this video only applies to Honda/Acura vehicles. Always follow OEM welding requirements, including destructive testing to help ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

For additional Honda/Acura information, check out the following pages:
Honda OEM Information
Acura OEM Information


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