• Required Tools Equipment for Honda ProFirst Certified Collision Repair Facilities

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    Required For Body Repair Required for Paint Repair Minimum Specifications Recommended Brands/Notes
    Collision Repair Tools & Equipment
    Frame aligning equipment / bench / rack X   6500 lb lifting capacity, 4 holding points

    Car-O-Liner, Celette, Car Bench

    Measuring system X   3D Electroninc measuring system or fixture bench system, +/- 1 mm accuracy for X,Y and Z, with current software subscription Car-O-Liner Vision, Chief Laser Lock, Matrix Wand
    Pulling equipment X   Minimum two towers with 10 ton capability each Car-O-Liner, Celet, Car Bench
    Two post surface lift X   Minimum 7000lb capacity  
    Spot weld drill / cutter X   6mm, 8mm and 10mm, capable of drilling UHSS  
    Panel separator/ seam buster X   Manual or pneumatic  
    Dent puller / Stud welder X   Stud and washer capable  
    High-pressure washer X      
    Wheel dollies X   Minimum 1500 Lb. capacity (each)  
    Porta power set X   4 ton required  
    Tram tracking gauge X   Metric scale required  
    Cavity wax gun or applicator X   Aerosol is acceptable - 360 Degree spray head with minimum 36" wand  
    Undercoat gun or applicator X   Aerosol is acceptable  
    Dry guide coat X X Should have at least one in each department  
    Decal remover X   Eraser wheel type  
    Slide hammer X      
    Body seam sealer gun X      
    Heat gun X   Temperature and fan control required  
    Non-contact heat monitoring system X   Temperature crayons, stickers, or non-contact thermometer  
    Applicator gun for 3M two-part adhesive X   Capable of dispensing 200mL or 450mL cartridges  
    Glass removal / installation set X   Or have access to (sublet)  
    Welding and Mig Brazing Equipment
    Spot welding equipment X   >9000 amp, Clamp Force >/= 350 kg - kilograms (772lb - Pounds) (344 daN - Decanewtons) - Must be capable of manual settings Pro Spot I4 or I5 with PS-600 Gun, Car-O-Liner CR510, Chief/Elektron MI200T
    Spot attachment (wheel arch) X   Clamp Force >/= 350 kg (772lb.) (344 daN)  
    Spot attachment (long arm) X   Clamp Force >/= 350 kg (772lb.) (344 daN)  
    Shunt clamp X      
    Pulse controlled MIG weld equipment X   180 amp, 220 V with pulse control Chief/Elektron MM522, ProSpot SP1, SP2, SP5, Car-o-liner CMI273 and twin
    Silicon bronze wire X   ER CuSi-A or CuSi-3 -.08mm diameter  
    Mig/Mag weld equipment X   220V, 180 Amp - Requirement MAY be met with pulse welder by changing wire and gas as needed  
    980 Mpa wire X   Only approved wire is Bohler Union X96 - Check Body Repair News - Body repair manual welding & sectioning guideline revisions for updates Bohler Union X96 - ProSpot, DES, www.honda.snapon.com, Collision Services
    Correct shielding gases X   Ar/Co2 -80/20 Preferred, Ar/Co2 - 75/25 Acceptable, 100% Argon for CuSi Mig Brazing  
    Welding blankets X   Minimum 2 per mig/mag and STRSS welding machine  
    Welding spark paper X      
    Auto-dim welding helmet X   Minimum #11 shade with 3 sensors - One for each Mig/Mag Welder  
    Welding respirator X   Must meet NIOSH 42 CFR part 84  
    Stand and tools for destructive testing of Welds X   Capable of verticle and overhead welding  
    Mechanical Repair Equipment
    Engine hoist X   Or must have access to an engine hoist (Sublet/Rental)  
    Tire changer X   Or must have access to a tire changer (sublet)  
    Wheel balancer X   Or must have access to a wheel balancer (sublet)  
    Wheel alignment rack X   Or must have access to an alignment rack (sublet) - Capable of 4 wheel alignment  
    Wheel alignment measuring system X   Or must have access to an alignment measuring system (sublet) - Capable of 4 wheel alignment - - Must be able to print out measurements with SAI  
    A/C recovery / recycle / charging station R134a X   Or must have access to an A/C machine (sublet) R134a must meet SAE J2788-2010 - Plus trained/certified technician  
    A/C recovery / recycle / charging station R1234YF X   Or must have access to an A/C machine (sublet) R1234YF must meet SAE J 2843:2013 - Plus trained/certified technician  
    Battery Tester X   Or must have access to a Battery Tester (Sublet) - With load testing capability, This may ONLY be sublet IF scanning is also sublet to the same provider Midtronics ED18V3 handheld or Midtronics GR8-1100 AST Diagnostic Station
    A/C electronic leak detector X   Or must have access to an electronic A/C leak detector (sublet) - R134a and R1234YF capable  
    Scan Tool w/ i-HDS Software X   Or have access to (sublet) - Only devices running i-HDS software qualify for this requirement Honda scan tool - DST-i and i-HDS software
    Insulated linemans gloves X   Class "0" (black gloves) Must have proof of purchase within shelf life requirements  
    Coolant pressure tester X   Manual or electronic test equipment  
    Engine cart X   Or must have access to a Mobile powertrain dolly  
    General Shop Equipment
    Floor jack X   Minimum 2 1/2 ton lifting capacity, adequate number, capable of lifting low clearance vehicles  
    Access to OEM repair procedures X X Technician access to OEM service Information - Compimentary Service Express subscription provided  
    Air compressor X X High pressure, high volume, dry and oil free air  
    Bench grinder X      
    Battery charger X   Charger/booster/ jumper with start and boost capability  
    Headlight aiming device X   A reliable means of aiming headlights  
    Bench mounted vice X      
    Vacuum cleaner X      
    Jack stands X   Minimum 3 ton capacity (per pair)  
    Belt file sander X   1/2" wide belt  
    Trunk lid spring tools X   Four Honda tools required, Part numbers: 07AAF-SNAA100, 07AAF-T2AA200, 07AAZ-SOKA100, 07AAF-SDAA100 Per Honda part number - Availble from Honda Parts Departments
    Hand rivet gun X   Capable of up to 1/4" rivets - Pneumatic or electric also acceptable May be manual or pneumatic
    Torque wrench X   Capable of reading in newton meters and pound feet, accurate from 10Nm to 272Nm (7Lbft to 200 Lbft) - Annual calibraton  
    Electric extension power cord X X Minimum 12 AWG/ 20 amp with ground prong - Should have at least one in each deparment  
    Air tank X      
    Paint & Refinishing Equipment
    Paint booth   X Capable of low bake, Must have exhaust system compliant with local regulations - 98% Efficient exhaust filters  
    Dedicated Mix Room   X Must have exhaust system compliant with local regulations - Only required where also reqired by local code.  
    Air dryer   X Refrigerant type, dessicant type or membrane type acceptable  
    Paint station with scales   X As required by paint supplier, scale must be capable of interface with mix computer  
    Color formula data   X Computerized capable of VOC tracking  
    Cart for masking paper   X    
    Spray gun (for primer)   X Capable of high transfer efficiency, Must meet local regulations  
    Spray gun (for base coat)   X Capable of high transfer efficiency, Must meet local regulations  
    Spray gun (for clear coat)   X Capable of high transfer efficiency, Must meet local regulations  
    Spray gun washer   X Enclosed system or PPS style cups with written policy for manual gun cleaning  
    Bumper stand   X    
    Polishing set   X Adequate number of buffers/polishers - electic or pneumatic acceptable  
    Spray stand (hood / trunk)   X    
    Spray stand (fender / door)   X    
    Digital paint thickness gauge   X Digital capable of ferrous and non-ferrous measurements  
    Painter suits and protective gear   X As specified by refinish maker  
    Technician Tools
    General hand tool set X      
    Body hammer assortment X      
    Dolly assortment X      
    Chisels X      
    Spoon X      
    Hand saw (Pneumatic or Electric) X      
    Disk grinder X      
    Vise grip set X      
    Hand drill (Pneumatic or Electric) X      
    Metric measuring tape (convex) X   Metric scale required  
    Clip remover X      
    Storage for removed parts (cart, box) X X    
    Double action sander (random orbital sander) X X    
    Air duster gun X X OSHA approved  
    Rubber hammer X      
    Pneumatic / electric ratchet X      
    Pneumatic / electric impact gun X      
    Punch tool set with centering punch X      
    Work gloves X      
    Safety Glasses X X Must meet ANSI Z87.1+.