• Required Tools & Equipment for Honda & Acura Collision Repair Facilities

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    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+.