• Contour Mapping: Keeping Body Repairs from Looking Like Repairs
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    Contour Mapping: Keeping Body Repairs from Looking Like Repairs

    Fixing a dent or a scratch doesn’t require a repair in just that area. Even minor imperfections can stand out, creating visible differences between original surfaces and the repair. People in the industry call this “contour mapping.” Like the elevation lines on a topographic map, these shifts in paint and surface quality result in dramatic

  • Wiring: An Increasingly Critical and Complex Component in Collision Repair
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    Wiring: An Increasingly Critical and Complex Component in Collision Repair

    In the 1960s, the wiring harness for a typical car just needed to power the lights and horn, so it only weighed around 10 lbs. Today, a luxury vehicle with all the modern convenience and safety features along with electronic control systems for the engine and drive system has a wiring harness that can weigh

  • Keeping Up with ADAS in Collision Repair
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    Keeping Up with ADAS in Collision Repair

    It may be a few years before we have autonomous cars, but self-driving technology is making its way into cars to improve safety and drivability. These Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) include features like lane-keep assist, collision mitigation, blind spot detection, adaptive cruise control and automatic braking. While they can do a lot to help

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