Corrosion Protection Guidelines: Volkswagen

Corrosion Protection Guidelines: Volkswagen

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 Volkswagen says.

Information on corrosion protection can be found in the Body Repair, Body Collision Repair manual and the Paint General Information manual. Here you can find information on where and how to restore corrosion protection.

Volkswagen warns, “The standard anti-corrosion protection must only be restored after repairs with materials which have been approved by the vehicle manufacturer.” Volkswagen has a long list of products used to duplicate the factory corrosion protection. This list is found in the Body Repair, Body Collision Repair manual. The products specified are all Volkswagen part numbers.

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.

For additional information and links to Volkswagen vehicles, check out the Volkswagen OEM page.