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Keep it Running: Maintaining Your LaserLock Measuring System

Posted by Chief Automotive on Dec 21, 2015 2:34:22 PM

laser_lockOnce you decide to invest in a LaserLock measuring system, you’ll want to do everything you can to make it run smoothly. That way, it can help you blueprint those repairs and complete them accurately. Here’s how to keep it in tip-top shape.

Paint Precautions

The body scanner and targets need to communicate with each other effectively to get the job done. In order to do that, you’ll need to protect them from some common elements in the collision repair landscape. Make sure to keep them well away from areas being undercoated, primed or painted so the laser and reflective targets don’t become obstructed.

 It’s also important to keep these components protected from the heat of torches. This is a well-built tool, but it’s not indestructible. Put the targets and scanner in the included workstation away from paint or excessive heat when not in use, to protect your investment.

Cleaning Tips

No matter how clean your shop is, the body scanner, targets and computer will all need a wipe-down now and then. Be sure to:

  •          Use a lint-free, low-abrasion cloth
  •          Stick with ammonia-based glass cleaner
  •          Avoid solvents or alcohol-based cleaners

Don’t forget to wipe down the keyboard cover with a soft cloth, as well.

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Air Filters

The air filters on the workstation will need to be cleaned from time to time to allow for adequate airflow to the components inside. To do that:

  •          Disconnect the workstation power source
  •          Remove air filters
  •          Wash them in warm water with mild detergent
  •          Shake off excess water
  •          Let them air dry
  •          Reinstall in the workstation

 Along with these cleaning tips, remember:

  •          Not to plug or unplug the cable from the body scanner unless it’s turned off.
  •          Not to gouge or scratch the targets’ reflective surfaces.
  •          To update your software as needed. Any updates to computer programs will be issued via computer DVDs.

All in all, the LaserLock system is easy to use and to maintain. Keep it in good condition, and it will help you accurately measure for years to come.

 And if you’d like to learn more about measuring, take a look at our free download: What is 3-point Measuring.

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Topics: Auto Body Repair, Shop Tools, Measurement