Corrosion Protection Guidelines: Volvo

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 if 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 Volvo says.

Volvo has information on corrosion protection in the vehicle-specific body repair manuals. This information can be found under Information > Repair > General Information > 8 Body and Interior > 81 Body Frame > 810 General > Rustproofing. Here you will find how to restore corrosion protection after body repairs.

Volvo specifies their own brand of seam sealer and cavity wax. The part number for cavity wax is 116 2682 and the part number for seam sealer is 1161767. You will also find corrosion protection areas and special tools needed for restoring corrosion protection.

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 Volvo information, check out the Volvo OEM Information page.