Weld-Through Primer Recommendations From Fiat Chrysler
Fiat has always recommended the use of weld-through primer. Chrysler has for years recommended against the use of weld-through primer. Now that the two brands are on the same website, Fiat Chrysler Automotive, how have those recommendations changed?
They haven’t. So what is a technician to do?
Fiat Chrysler’s instructions, at least for now, are to follow the specific body repair information, and that includes the use of weld-through primer. Manuals developed by Fiat will stay as written, recommending the use of weld-through primer. Manuals written by Chrysler will continue to forbid the use of weld-through primer. This is all the more reason to pay attention to what’s written in the service information. For example, Fiat-written manuals includes the Jeep Renegade, which is on the same platform as the Fiat 500X. Thus, weld-through primer is recommended when making repairs to the Jeep Renegade, but not when making repairs to the Jeep Grand Cherokee.