Corrosion Protection Guidelines: Nissan/INFINITI

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 Nissan/INFINITI says.

Information on corrosion protection can be found in the vehicle-specific body repair manuals. These manuals contain information on where to apply corrosion protection after repairs are made. Nissan does not give a specific recommendation for which products to use, but they do give guidelines for choosing a product. For example, per the 2017 Nissan Maxima body repair manual: “Select an excellent anti-corrosive wax which will penetrate after application and has a long shelf life.”

Nissan also has a separate section on foam replacement, located in the body repair manual. Here there are step-by-step instructions for how to replace foam after collision repairs. Nissan specifies to use 3M Automix Flexible Foam 08463 or equivalent.

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.

For additional information and links to Nissan/INFINITI vehicles, check out the following OEM pages:

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