Corrosion Protection Guidelines: Kia

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 Kia says.

Information on corrosion protection can be found in the vehicle-specific body repair manuals. Kia calls out two different adhesives in the body repair manual under the Body Panel Repair Procedures tab: 3M 07333 or Henkel 5065.

There are two separate tabs in the body repair manual for corrosion protection. The first is titled Body Sealing Locations and covers where to apply seam sealer. The second is titled Corrosion Protection, and covers where to apply seam sealer. The second is titled Corrosion Protection and covers sound deadener pads (antivibration), undercoating, and cavity wax injection. You'll find locations of each respective product application on the specific vehicle you are repairing. Kia does not call out specific products to use for undercoating or cavity wax application.

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 Kia information, check out the Kia OEM Information page.

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