How'd You Like…

Anthony Technical Support Specialist Kirkwood, Pennsylvania Posted   Latest   Edited  

...to be the person telling your body shop customer to repaint the vehicle and use the correct paint this time? Please pass the tin foil.

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Chris Diagnostician
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Chris
 

Guido, I happen to have a supply of tin foil hats and other acoutrement in various styles and sizes. You are more than welcome to peruse, though I do recommend the David Icke bowler as it is my fastest mover. In the meantime, you now have me researching testing procedures for EM frequency in regards to reflectivity of surfaces. I'm going to need a few adult beverages for that. It seems that…

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Maynard Technician
Elmira, Ontario
Maynard
 

My excitement grows with each passing week as I watch the material being presented here. And at the same time there is a slight sinking feeling as I think about the ramifications you sited Chris, "willing and/or able to adapt" I look at this emerging technology as the breath of fresh air we need to force the changes in old trade stigma/laws of repairs. And yet I wonder if the opposition pressure

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Chris Diagnostician
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Chris
 

Maynard, I was going to be optimistic and state that perhaps this will be the catalyst for a new level of respect and trust. Maybe we will see that, but only if we rise to the occasion and earn it. Either way, I'm always glad to see those who are excited for the changes and optimistic about the future. The new levels of increasing expertise and tooling are leading us toward that direction. I

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Anthony Technical Support Specialist
Kirkwood, Pennsylvania
Anthony
   

I would've liked to have selected more/different categories but I was limited. Those two seemed to be the best choices of the lot. While I listed "autonomous", this isn't necessarily future-looking. It appears to actually apply to LIDAR-based ADAS now. It'll be "interesting" to see how it shakes out. I was at a training event last weekend. During conversation after the event, I brought up the

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Tanner Instructor
Wellford, South Carolina
Tanner
 

I sat in on a free training event put on by Mercedes Benz about their systems. They stated they have been seeing problems with collision shops putting too much paint on the bumpers causing problems or just respraying an old bumper causing too many layers of paint. They stated they were even having some issues with the cars being scratched in shipment and getting fixed at the port. I can’t

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Chris Diagnostician
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Chris
 

Tanner, Did they mention how they were determining it was too much paint during diagnosis of the systems? Guido was half joking about portable reflectance spectrometers but in my brief research so far, I have found very few ways to confirm that paint is the issue. I wonder if it's just knowing the symptoms that the thicker/improper paint causes and combining that with a record of paint work

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Tanner Instructor
Wellford, South Carolina
Tanner
 

They made mention that it would say the sensor was dirt or Impared. Much like when they get covered with snow. I would assume at that point they are using a paint thickness measurement tool.

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Chris Diagnostician
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Chris
 

Tanner, Thank you. I don't get involved in euro more than a few times a year, but it looks as if I'm going to have to do a lot more research and make some tooling decisions sooner then I thought.

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