GM Repair Insights: Spring 2018

GM Repair Insights: Spring 2018

A new issue of the General Motors (GM) publication, GM Repair Insights, Spring Issue 2018, is now available. This issue is packed with information on the new 2018 Buick Regal Tourx, GMs new training requirements, new Service Parts Identification (SPID) labels, and information on impact resistant structural adhesive.

The article about impact resistant (IR) structural adhesive covers when, how, and what to use for impact resistant structural adhesives on GM vehicles. GM states, on “When it comes to GM vehicles, always stick to I.R. structural adhesives, with one exception replacing the adhesive used on door skins. Everywhere else, I.R. structural adhesives should be applied.” This is meant to avoid confusion by using the wrong adhesive in the wrong place. They go on to say that impact resistant structural adhesive always needs to have some type of mechanical bond (attachment method), but MIG plug welds are not the correct attachment method to use. For application of impact resistant structural adhesive, GM states to follow the product maker instructions. Finally, GM shares a list of approved impact resistant structural adhesive. Check out the rest of the GM Repair Insights GM Repair Insights for more information.


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