Corrosion Protection Guidelines

Corrosion Protection Guidelines

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 we learned in this series.

Most OEMs have recommendations for the use of corrosion protection before, during, and after repairs are completed. Some of the OEMs recommend using their own specific product line whereas some recommend third party corrosion protection products. A few even let you choose which product to use and give specifications that the product must meet.

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.

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