Weld-Through Primer Guidelines: Hyundai

Weld-through primers are generally a zinc-based product that are applied to the mating surfaces prior to welding. Corroding zinc forms zinc oxide which protects the steel. This is called sacrificial corrosion. For a quality weld to be made it’s required that the weld-through primer be removed from the direct weld zone before welding the joint when GMA welding. Many OEMs have a position on when and how to use weld-through primer or when it shouldn’t be utilized. Let’s see what Hyundai recommends and where this information can be found.

Information can be found within repair procedures in vehicle-specific body repair manuals (BRMs). Hyundai calls for "zinc corrosion inhibitor for welding" when replacing a body panel. Hyundai does not specify what brand of zinc weld-through primer to be used.

Use the vehicle-specific BRM to determine which type of welding is required for the repair you are performing. Failure to follow OEM procedures will sacrifice the safety and quality of the repair.

For additional Hyundai information, check out the Hyundai OEM Information page.

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