Zinc-plated Steel Plate Repair
The zinc-plated steel plate used in some panels of the Accord require different repair techniques than ordinary steel plate. Refer to ‘‘Body Construction'' for the location of the zinc-plated panels.
|1.||Before spot welding the zinc-plated steel plate, remove the paint from both sides of the flange to be welded. Apply sealer to the flange after welding.|
NOTE: Seal the sanded surfaces thoroughly to prevent rust.
|2.||The electric continuity properties for zinc-plated steel plate are different from ordinary steel plate. When spot welding, increase the current by 10-20%, or increase the resistance welding time. Also increase the number of weld spots by 10-20%.|
NOTE: The MIG welding procedures for zinc-plated steel plate are the same as for ordinary steel plate.
|3.||Before applying putty or body filler to the zinc-plated steel plate, sand the zinc plating thoroughly to promote adhesion and to prevent blistering.|
NOTE: Use only epoxy-based putties and fillers on zinc-plated steel plate, following the manufacturer's specifications.
|4.||When performing paint work, protect the ground wire and ground wire mounting hole threads with a bolt or a plug.|