08 Apr Assembly
After paint, a repair returns to our body technicians for the careful assembling of the vehicle.
Assembly refers to putting the pieces back together – door handle back in the door; moldings back onto the fender, door or quarter panel; headlamp or tail lamp reinstalled; hood ornament or windshield washer nozzles back in the hood… And so on. In some instances, parts of a vehicle are painted off the car and need to be reinstalled. For example, a new bumper might have been painted separately and needs to be installed on a vehicle. To assemble the bumper, not only does a technician need to attach the bumper to the car, but the original lights, moldings and/or license plate from the original bumper must be swapped onto the new. Still in other instances, interiors are usually left disassembled until after refinishing, so carpets, seats and interior trim work need to be reinstalled. Depending on the severity of the repair, this can still be a substantial amount of work.