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Somebody ran into the side of my 2014 28k Positiv tonight. Significant damage to rear nearside door & quarter but hopefully not terminal.

Does anybody have any useful experience to share regarding finding body repairers able to work on EVs.

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I would have thought that if the damage is confined to body work there is no need to seek out specialists. On the other hand if there may be any possibility that the high voltage system is in any way compromised or may be affected by the repair then stick to the specialists, at least to get quotes and discuss the implications.
 

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My friend had a low impact bump back last summer - insurance wrote his MY'13 electron off. He got his local bodyshop to fix it. No need to disable anything HV related when you put it in a low-bake. I'm pretty sure all the details related to paint booth preparation are in the repair guide:

 

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I was about to post by @HughF got there first.
The problem is the paint oven to cure the paint however these days most are "low bake" so no problem - just do not leave in too long!

This is from the GM Volt "service manual" (Same car )

• Do not expose the high voltage battery to an object temperature exceeding 60°C / 140°F and for a time of more than 60 minutes."


some links on this subject.
https://www.fenderbender.com/articles/11358-refinishing-electric-vehicles
https://www.repairerdrivennews.com/2017/03/13/andersons-q5-example-battery-science-suggests-care-needed-with-electric-vehicles-in-paint-booths/

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