Corrosion Protection Guidelines: Kia

Corrosion Protection Guidelines: Kia

A key factor in collision repair is making long-lasting repairs. When a vehicle is repaired, many areas of corrosion protection are disturbed. This creates corrosion hot spots, that left untreated will lead to corrosion, and potentially a repair failure. However, there are certain precautions that can be taken to safely and properly restore the corrosion protection throughout the repair process. OEMs often give specifications on restoring corrosion protection. These specifications generally include seam sealer, adhesives, foam fillers, and cavity waxes. Let’s take a look at what Kia says.

Information on corrosion protection can be found in the vehicle-specific body repair manuals. Information on adhesives is found under the General Information tab. Here you will find a step-by-step procedure for removing and replacing adhesive. Kia calls out two different adhesives in the body repair manual 3M - 8115 and HENKEL – Terokal 5055.

There are two separate tabs in the body repair manual for corrosion protection. The first is titled Body Sealing Locations and covers seam sealer. The second is titled Corrosion Protection, and covers sound deadener pads, under coating, and cavity wax. Kia does not call out specific products to use to replace any of these materials.

Always follow OEM repair procedures for all repairs. Failure to follow corrosion protection guidelines can lead to premature failure on a repair. Using the proper corrosion protections will ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

Check out the Kia OEM page for additional information and links.

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