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.