Aluminum is the number two most used material in cars and already is used in approximately 40% of all hoods and deck lids. Therefore there’s already a great deal of proven experience in repairing aluminum. Repair of aluminum is not difficult, it’s just different, much as repair of part made of steels is not difficult; it’s just different.
Founded in 1979, I-CAR is a not-for-profit education, knowledge, and solutions organization designed to support the evolving needs of the Collision Repair Inter-Industry. I-CAR is focused on improving the quality , safety, and efficiency of auto repair for the ultimate benefit of both industry and the consumer (their website is www.i-car.com).
Here’s what Jason Bartanen, Director of I-CAR Industry Technical Relations had to say in an article he published on aluminum repair.