Technical information should always be available to the foremen and mechanics, because their careful and constant adherence to the instructions is essential to ensure vehicle road-worthiness and safety. In addition, the normal basic safety precautions for working on motor vehicles must, as a matter of course, be observed.
As these temperatures cannot be achieved under normal work‐ shop conditions, proceed as follows:
– Remove foam material remains on vehicle.
–Restore the paint work structure. If necessary, apply two coats (wet in wet) of glass/paint primer -D 009 200 02- (apply the second coat in the opposite direction) - flash-off time of about 10 minutes.
–Before continuing with this procedure, ensure that the part for replacement is correctly prepared e.g. cut and adapt to fit, corrosion protection measures.
Renewing moulded foam element
–Wrap moulded foam element with sealing cord -AKD 497 010
04 R10- all round.
–Fix moulded foam element to vehicle.
–Secure new part (e.g. A-pillar) in position. Apply gentle pres‐ sure to contact new part in area of moulded foam element and weld in.
–Do not do perform shielded arc welding within 15 mm on either side of moulded foam element.
–Carry out cavity preservation on repair area after painting ve‐ hicle.
Managing the Vehicle Damage Repair Process
In the event that your vehicle requires damage repairs, GM recommends that you take an active role in its repair. If you have a pre-determined repair facility of choice, take your vehicle there, or have it towed there. Specify to the facility that any required replacement collision parts be original equipment parts, either new Genuine GM parts or recycled original GM parts. Remember, recycled parts will not be covered by your GM vehicle warranty.
Insurance pays the bill for the repair, but you must live with the repair. Depending on your policy limits, your insurance company may initially value the repair using aftermarket parts. Discuss this with your repair professional, and insist on Genuine GM parts. Remember if your vehicle is leased you may be obligated to have the vehicle repaired with Genuine GM parts, even if your insurance coverage does not pay the full cost.
If another party’s insurance company is paying for the repairs, you are not obligated to accept a repair valuation based on that insurance company’s collision policy repair limits, as you have no contractual limits with that company. In such cases, you can have control of the repair and parts choices as long as cost stays within reasonable limits.