Required Tools Equipment for ProFirst Certified Collision Repair Facilities
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Item Required For Body Repair Required for Paint Repair Minimum Specifications Recommended Brands/Notes Collision Repair Tools & Equipment NOTE: For initial shop assessment, focus on yellow highlighted items - Required to support high stength steel repair. Body & Frame straightening equipment X 6500 lb lifting capacity, 4 holding points minimum. Capable of straightening the body to factory specifications. Tolerances must allow proper body panel fit and suspension alignment without requiring extreme adjustments.
Car-O-Liner, Celette, ChiefFrame bench is the preferred equipment. Frame rack acceptable if it meets minimum specifications.
Pulling equipment X 10 ton Car-O-Liner, Celette, Car Bench Engine hoist X 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) Wheel alignment measuring system X Or must have access to an alignment measuring system (sublet) Engine cart X Two post surface lift X Hydraulic press X Or must have access to a hydraulic press (sublet) Squeeze-type resistance spot welder X >9000 amp >350 kg (772 lbf) clamp force Required by body repair manual Pro Spot, Car-O-Liner, Elektron Spot attachment (wheel arch) X Spot attachment (long arm) X Pulse control MIG weld equipment X 180 amp, 220 V with pulse control, used with silicon bronze wire (ERCuSi-A) and 100% argon gas for MIG brazing. Required by body repair manual Elektron (MultiMig 522) Notes:
1. A collision Shop with a MIG Pulse Welder that meets the minimum specificaiton also meets the requirements for MIG welding.
2. If shop has a MIG welder but you are not sure it has Pulse capability contact the manufacturer to determine this.
Silicon bronze wire for MIG brazing X ERCuSi-A/CuSi-3 Silicon bronze wire required for MIG brazing. Required by body repair manual Must be used with pulse control MIG welder & 100% argon gas. MAG Wire for 590 to 980 Mpa steel X 980 Mpa MAG welding wire required for welding 590-980 MPa steel parts. Wire must be ≥142 ksi (980 Mpa) minimum tensile strength. Required MAG welding shielding gas is C20 (80% Argon/20% CO2 Preferred). C25 (75% Argon/25% CO2 Acceptable) Required by body repair manual 11 lb. (5 kg) rolls may be ordered online from multiple vendors: Dealer Equipment & Services (DES) Canada p/n HWW-98008 https://www.techniciantools.net/
Pro Spot Welding Systems
Honda & Acura Tool & Equipment Programs
p/n PRO507040 https://honda.snapon.com/HondaAcura/
NOTE: Bosch DS980J wire is no longer available but existing supplies of this wire may still be used by shops
Measuring system (jig measuring) X +/- 1 mm accuracy for X,Y and Z Spot drill / cutter X 8,10 mm Washer welder / stud welder X A/C recovery/recycle/charging station X Or must have access to an A/C machine (sublet) A/C electronic leak detector X Or must have access to an electronic A/C leak detector (sublet), Capable of detecting a leak of 1/2 ounce or less per year,meets SAE J2791 standard for R- 134a refrigerant ,meets SAE J2913 standard for R-1234yf refrigerant Robinair 22791, meets both current specs High-pressure washer X Or must have another means for heavy cleaning Wheel dollies (Go-Jack) X Porta power X 4 and 10 ton Spot attachment (long arm) X Tram tracking gauge X Dent removal tool X X Ruler / straight-edge X X Anti-rust splay gun X X Undercoat gun X X Dry guide coat X X Sealer remover attachment X X Sticker remover X X Slide hammer X X Body sealer gun X X Bumper stand X X Spray gun for primer Non contact heat monitoring system X Non contact (touchless) Must not go over certain temperatures while heating aluminum or steel. There needs to be a means to test the temperature. Welding masking paper X Fire-retardant welding blankets X (a minimum of two per each GMA and STRSW machine/welder) General Shop Equipment Floor jack X Technician access to OEM service information. (Complimentary Honda & Acura ServiceExpress subscription provided with ProFirst Certified) X Air compressor X X Adequate for shop size Fuel recovery sytem X Air hose reel X X Bench grinder or hand held grinder X Battery charger X Headlight tester X A means of aligning/aiming headlights Vice X Vacuum cleaner X Jack stand X Belt sander X 1/2" wide belt Large hammer X Glass removal / installation set X X OK if sublet glass work Trunk lid spring tool X Honda branded lid tool or other means of lid prop Hand riveter X Torque wrench X Extension electric power cord X X Coolant presure tester X Spot media blaster X Air tank X Paint & Refinishing Equipment Paint booth X Air dryer X Paint station with measuring cup, scales X As required by paint supplier Color formula data X Cart for masking paper X Spray gun (for primer) X Spray gun (for top coat) X Spray gun (for clear coat) X Spray gun washer X Test piece paint booth Preferred but not required A means of sectioning off the inside of the paint booth so another person can paint a small part like a fender and not have to wait for the other painter to finish Test piece dryer Preferred but not required A means of drying a test piece for color match Bumper stand X Tool cart (for pneumatic tool / polisher) X any mobile tool cart Polishing set X Heat light X Spray stand (hood / trunk) X Spray stand (fender / door) X Paint panel stand X Agitator X Air transformer X Working table with spray gun stand X Infrared ray light (IR lamp) X Digital paint thickness gauge X Technician Tools General hand tool set X Hammer for body repair X Dolly X Chisel X Spoon set X Line chisel X Hand saw (pneumatic) X Disk grinder X Vise grip set (standard set) X Hand drill X Measuring tape (convex) X X Clip remover X X Storage for removed parts (cart, box) X X Single action sander (disc sander) X X Double action sander (random orbital sander) X X Air duster gun X X Agitating spatula (for putty) X Putty spatula X Hand grinding file X Kneading table (for putty) X Door hinge wrench X Rubber hammer X Pneumatic / electric ratchet X Pneumatic / electric impact gun X Punch tool X X Putty spreader (rubber) X X