Aluminum Repairs – Three Important Factors
To quote an aluminum engineer from a few years ago aluminum repair compared to steel repair is not difficult, it is different.
Both metals require well trained technicians and with this training aluminum is not a difficult material to work with. At Tsawwassen Collision we have technicians trained in aluminum repair including I-CAR Aluminum Welding Certification.
Aluminum repair equipment is in most cases similar to the equipment used in steel repairs, but a mandatory part of correct repair procedures is that all tools used for one metal have to be kept away from the other to avoid contamination. This means that a full complement of aluminum specific tools is needed. At Tsawwassen Collision we have made the investment and are fully equipped.
A Clean Work Area
Aluminum repair cannot be done in a repair area where steel repairs are being done, again to prevent cross contamination. We have a dedicated space for aluminum repair and do these repairs in isolation from steel repairs.