Corrosion Protection Guidelines: Maserati

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 Maserati says.

Maserati provides corrosion protection information for most late models within vehicle-specific workbooks under: 9 Bodyworks ➤ 09.AA Introduction ➤ 9.AA.004 Cautions For Body Repair Process.

Per the 2023 Ghibili workshop manual, Maserati states: "After painting, apply corrosion-proof products on all areas affected by the repair (rust-proof coating for bodywork, underbody protection, if any)."

Recommended materials may be found under: 9 Bodyworks ➤ 09.AA Introduction ➤ 9.AA.005 Sealing OR 9 Bodyworks ➤ 09.AA Introduction ➤ 9.AA.008 Sealant And Consumables. This area provides information on structural glues, sealants, soundproofing, and corrosion protection. Locations to apply products may also be depicted in this area.

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 protection ensures a complete, safe, and quality repair.

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