Repairers Realm

Enter the Repairers Realm, a live web series where I-CAR's technical experts talk shop with you and make sense of information overload on all topics related to collision repair.

I-CAR Subject Matter Experts kick off each episode at the news desk, then move the conversation into the shop for detailed, how-to-demos.

Listen to their discussion, pick up tips from their demos and get your questions answered in the Q&A session at the end of each episode.

It's an online series for repairers with repairers. Don't miss it! Check the schedule for the next topic for discussion.

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Honda Laser Brazed Roof Replacement

SEPTEMBER 29, 2021 @ 12 PM CDT

I-CAR Subject Matter Experts will be joined by special guest Scott Kaboos, National Assistant Manager, Collision Repair Training and Technology. On this episode, we will showcase a Honda laser brazed roof replacement. Our team will highlight some of the parts and procedures commonly overlooked during the damage analysis process. We will also provide clarity on the attachment methods required when installing the replacement part, including prep and installation of the mounting tabs on the vehicle structure.

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PAST EPISODES

Pre- and Post-Scans and Programming

Original Air Date: AUGUST 25, 2021
Length: 0:49:31


You’ve heard them referred to “computers on wheels” and the modern vehicle technology you’re seeing on the road and in shops today require a pre-scan of their computer network to identify where the repair work is needed. However, the data is of no use without a knowledgeable technician or team of technicians to interpret and act on it. Donny Seyfer from the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) is our guest for this ADAS-related conversation. (Donny Seyfer / NASTF)


Glue Pull Repair (GPR)
Original Air Date: JULY 7, 2021
Length: 1:46:05


What are the benefits of Glue Pull Repair (GPR) when compared with alternative paintless dent repair methods? Discover why GPR continues to gain popularity in collision repair. Chris White, President of KECO Body Repair Products, joins the I-CAR team for our inaugural episode and LIVE Q&A session.

 


EV Summit Recap & Best Practices
Original Air Date: JULY 28, 2021
Length: 1:03:26


EVs is one trend you can’t afford to play catch up on – the learning curve is too high and proper procedures are critical for your personal safety. I-CAR recognized a need for an industry-vetted best practices for disconnecting high-voltage (HV) systems when the OEM has not published a position statement or vehicle-specific information. In this episode, I-CAR’s experts review key information on the critical HV disconnection step. You will be working on EVs, so it’s all relevant to your job: the step-by-step procedures for battery, service and diagnostic tool disconnection; measurement techniques for vehicle initialization; and safety precautions.