Your 2017 Favorites: Articles

Now that the new year is underway, let’s take a look at some of your favorite things from 2017. Let's start with your favorite articles.

It's no surprise that the number one read article for 2017 is a best practice. The I-CAR Best Practice: Recycled Outer Quarter Panels w/Rolled Hem Flanges shot up to the number three article overall since the launch of the RTS website, and is the number one article published in 2017.

Another hot industry topic led to, I-CAR Best Practice: Full-Body Sectioning Should Not Be Done. This article comes in second for 2017, fifth place overall. In third place is the article, 3M Corrosion Protection Quick Reference, which highlighted 3M’s helpful guide to corrosion protection with 3M products.

Your top ten 2017 articles are:

  1. I-CAR Best Practice: Recycled Outer Quarter Panels w/Rolled Hem Flanges
  2. I-CAR Best Practice: Full-Body Sectioning Should Not Be Done
  3. 3M Corrosion Protection Quick Reference
  4. ASA Position Statement: Pre- and Post-Repair System Scanning
  5. Weld-Through Primer Guidelines
  6. Weld-Through Primer Guidelines: Ford/Lincoln
  7. Battery Disconnect Considerations
  8. OEM Linking Pin: Spot Welding On Nissan/INFINITI
  9. OEMs With Free Collision Repair Information
  10. Weld-Through Primer Guidelines: FCA/Stellantis - UPDATE

The RTS team continues to look forward to regularly publishing new articles, with the latest and greatest collision repair information. Follow us on Twitter.

  • I-CAR Just In Time: Moving Disabled Vehicles Friday, 1 March 2024

    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...

  • Repairer Driven News: GM First Responder EV Training Wednesday, 28 February 2024

    Repairer Driven News (RDN) has released an article highlighting free online battery electric vehicle (BEV) first responder training from General Motors (GM).

  • I-CAR Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding Manual Settings Course Monday, 26 February 2024

    There is a growing number of OEM vehicle makers requiring manual settings for squeeze-type resistance spot welding (STRSW) operations. With this in mind, I-CAR has released a course that has an...

  • OEM Linking Pin: GM Adhesively Bonded Joint Repair Wednesday, 21 February 2024

    As part of the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) OEM linking pin activity, we are helping to connect the collision repair industry to the vehicle makers. We‘ve had technical inquiries that...

  • OEM ADAS Radar Optimized Color Resources Tuesday, 20 February 2024

    Changes in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) radar technology are introducing new refinishing considerations. Paint film thickness not only may affect the performance of ADAS radars, color...

  • OEM ADAS Radar Optimized Color Resources: Nissan Tuesday, 20 February 2024

    Changes in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) radar technology are introducing new refinishing considerations. Paint film thickness not only may affect the performance of ADAS radars, color...

  • Common Mistakes: Panel Bonding Friday, 16 February 2024

    When it comes to panel bonding, there are some common mistakes that can have a huge impact on the strength and quality of the repair.

  • I-CAR Hyundai Collision Repair And Electromechanical Repair Courses Wednesday, 14 February 2024

    I-CAR has developed courses that go into detail on electromechanical repair for Hyundai and a general collision repair overview as well.

  • Repairer Driven News: CIC P-Pages Changes Friday, 9 February 2024

    Repairer Driven News (RDN) has released an article highlighting changes made to estimating systems' P-pages.

  • High-Voltage Handling And Storage Considerations: Audi Thursday, 8 February 2024

    High-voltage (HV) vehicles have some special considerations for handling and storing HV batteries and other components. The dangers of HV batteries are potential even after removal which is why...