Required Tools & Equipment for Honda & Acura Collision Repair Facilities
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Item Audited Item Required in Body Area Required in Paint Area Minimum Specifications Operations Equipment Digital Camera Yes Must have digital photography ability Electronic Estimating System Yes Must have current subscription to an electronic estimating system Printer, Copier and Fax or Scanning device Yes Must have ability to copy, print and scan or fax documents General Shop Equipment Light Meter Yes X X Any commercially available light meter such as the Sunche HS1010 or the Free Android App by Trajkavski Labs may be used (Needed to complete virtual audit) Air compressor Yes X X High pressure, high volume, dry and oil free air Compressed Air dryer Yes X Refrigerant type, desiccant type or membrane type acceptable Eye wash Stations Yes X X Must have accessible eye wash stations in each building where repairs are conducted Fire Extinguishers Yes X X Must have adequate number of fire extinguishers and maintenance contract with service company Access to OEM repair procedures X X Technician access to the Honda Service Information System software - Complimentary Service Information Systems software subscription provided to active ProFirst shops Bench grinder X Headlight aiming device X A reliable means of aiming headlights Bench mounted vice X Vacuum cleaner X 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-SNAA100 Hand rivet gun X Capable of up to 1/4" rivets - Pneumatic or electric also acceptable Electric extension power cord X X Minimum 12 AWG/ 20 amp with ground prong - Should have at least one in each department Air tank X Paint Booth and Mix Room Paint booth Yes X Capable of low bake, Must have exhaust system and be compliant with NFPA 33 and OSHA 29.1910.107 - 98% Efficient exhaust filters Dedicated Mix Room Yes X Must have exhaust system and be compliant with OSHA 1910.107 and NFPA 33-2016 including spill containment and fire retardant material construction Paint & Refinishing Equipment Hazardous Material Storage Containers Yes X X Must have appropriate storage labeled for liquid and dry hazardous waste material Paint station with scales Yes X As required by paint supplier, scale must be capable of interface with mix computer Digital paint thickness gauge Yes X Digital, capable of ferrous and non-ferrous measurements Spray gun (for primer) Yes X Capable of high transfer efficiency, Must meet local regulations Spray gun (for base coat) Yes X Capable of high transfer efficiency, Must meet local regulations Spray gun (for clear coat) Yes X Capable of high transfer efficiency, Must meet local regulations Spray gun washer Yes X Enclosed system or PPS style cups with written policy for manual gun cleaning Polishing set Yes X Adequate number of buffers/polishers - electric or pneumatic acceptable (at least one per detailer) Color formula data X Computerized capable of VOC tracking Cart for masking paper X Bumper stand X Spray stand (hood / trunk) X Spray stand (fender / door) X Painter suits and protective gear X As specified by refinish maker Collision Repair Tools & Equipment Frame aligning equipment / bench / rack Yes X 5500 lb. lifting capacity, Minimum 4 holding points (Highly suggested that rack have ability for using fixture jig attachments) Pulling equipment Yes X Minimum two towers with 10 ton capability each Measuring system Yes X 3D Electronic measuring system with +/- 1 mm accuracy for X,Y and Z and current software subscription Tram tracking gauge Yes X Metric scale required Metric measuring tape (convex) Yes X Metric scale required Cavity wax gun or applicator Yes X Aerosol is acceptable - 360 Degree spray head with minimum 36" wand Applicator gun for 3M two-part adhesive Yes X Capable of dispensing 200mL or 450mL cartridges Body seam sealer gun Yes X Heat gun Yes X Temperature and fan control required Non-contact heat monitoring system Yes X Temperature crayons, stickers, or non-contact thermometer 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 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 Glass removal / installation set X Or have access to (sublet) Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding Equipment Spot welding equipment Yes X >9000 amp, Clamp Force >/= 350 kg - kilograms (772lb - Pounds) (344 daN - Decanewtons) - Must be capable of manual settings Spot attachment (wheel arch) Yes X Clamp Force >/= 350 kg (772lb.) (344 daN) Spot attachment (long arm) Yes X Clamp Force >/= 350 kg (772lb.) (344 daN) Shunt clamp Yes X Welding blankets Yes X Minimum 2 per mig/mag and STRSS welding machine Welding spark paper Yes X MIG Pulse Welding Equipment Pulse controlled MIG weld equipment Yes X Minimum 180 amp, 220 Volt with pulse control Silicon bronze wire Yes X ER CuSi-A or CuSi-3 -.8mm diameter (.030") Correct shielding gases Yes X 100% Argon for CuSi Mig Brazing MAG Welding Equipment Mag weld equipment Yes X Minimum 180 Amp, 220 Volt - Requirement MAY be met with pulse welder by changing wire and gas as needed 980 Mpa wire Yes X Approved wires are: Bosch 980J, Bohler Union X96, Washington Alloy Eagle Arc 980X and Titan Technology EQ-5029X96 - Check Body Repair News Welding & Sectioning Guideline for updates Correct shielding gases Yes X 80/20 Ar/Co2 Preferred, 75/25 Ar/Co2 Acceptable 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 vertical and overhead welding A/C Recharge/Recovery Equipment A/C recovery / recycle / charging station R134a Yes X Or must have access to an A/C machine (sublet) R134a must meet SAE J2788-2010 or SAE J2210 Standards - Plus MAC 609 trained/certified technician (invoices are needed as documentation for sublet) A/C electronic leak detector R-134a Yes X Or must have access to an electronic A/C leak detector (sublet) - R134a Must meet SAE-J2791 Standard - Can only be sublet if R134a charging is also sublet (invoices are needed as documentation for sublet) A/C recovery / recycle / charging station R1234YF Yes X Or must have access to an A/C machine (sublet) R1234YF must meet SAE J 2843:2013 - Plus MAC 609 trained/certified technician (invoices are needed as documentation for sublet) A/C electronic leak detector R-1234yf Yes X Or must have access to an electronic A/C leak detector (sublet) - R1234yf Must meet SAE-J2913 Standard - Can only be sublet if R1234yf charging is also sublet (invoices are needed as documentation for sublet) Collision Related Mechanical Repair Equipment Battery charger Yes X Smart Battery Charger/booster/ jumper with start and boost capability - Must be capable of Automatic voltage maintenance Vehicle Lift Yes X Minimum 7,000 pound capacity and 60" lift allowing technicians and estimators to access vehicle underside for inspections and repairs Floor jack Yes X Minimum 2 1/2 ton lifting capacity, adequate number, capable of lifting low clearance vehicles Jack stands Yes X Minimum 3 ton capacity (per pair) Coolant pressure tester Yes X Manual or electronic test equipment Insulated linemans gloves Yes X Class "0" (black gloves) Torque wrench(es) Yes X Capable of reading in newton meters and pound feet, accurate from 10Nm to 340Nm (7Lbft to 250 Lbft) - May require multiple wrenches to meet range requirement Wheel alignment rack Yes X Or must have access to an alignment rack (sublet) - Capable of 4 wheel thrust alignment (invoices are needed as documentation for sublet) Wheel alignment measuring system Yes X Or must have access to an alignment measuring system (sublet) - Capable of 4 wheel alignment (invoices are needed as documentation for sublet) Tire changer Yes X Or must have access to a tire changer (invoices are needed as documentation for sublet) Wheel balancer Yes X Or must have access to a wheel balancer (sublet) (invoices are needed as documentation for sublet) Engine hoist X Or must have access to an engine hoist (Sublet/Rental) Engine cart X Mobile powertrain dolly Battery Support and Scanning Honda validated Software for Vehicle Scanning Yes X Or must have access to (sublet) - Only the Approved Honda Diagnostic Cloud or devices running the Honda Diagnostic System Software, HDS/i-HDS qualify for this requirement (vendor's invoice and "All DTC Report" are needed as documentation for sublet) Battery Tester/Analyzer Yes X Smart Battery Tester or Analyzer capable of load testing 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 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 Soft Faced hammer X Rubber, plastic, leather Pneumatic or electric ratchet X Pneumatic or electric impact gun X Punch tool set with centering punch X Work gloves X Safety Glasses X X Must meet ANSI Z87.1+.