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Letter No 56

Passenger Car Service Letter - 1963 Series - No 56

Anglia Range
16th May 1963

Paint Repairs and Re-Finishing Precautions

All Models

To increase efficiency and speed up the “turn-round” of paintwork repairs, infra-red lamps are now frequently used to “force-dry” and harden newly painted areas. When using such equipment, it should be borne in mind that unless precautionary measures are taken, the high temperatures which it is possible to achieve can adversely affect certain body components

For example, if exposed to high temperatures, plastic parts such as rear lamp lens will quickly soften and become permanently distorted. PVC Materials often used to trim the car interior can also be affected. One component which requires special consideration is a transistor radio, should one be fitted to the vehicle under repair. Wax insulation commonly used in the manufacture of these sets can melt and cause extensive consequential damage if strong local heat is applied.

Care should be taken at all times to shield such parts from the direct heat emitted from these lamps and where practicable, components which could be affected should be temporarily removed from the car, to be replaced on completion of the repair.

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A copy of Service Letter No 56 can be downloaded below


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