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Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual: Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair Emblems/Decals/Paint

Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual / Body / Body Exterior / Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair Emblems/Decals/Paint

Warning:When applying sound deadeners, or anti-corrosion materialsdue care and preventative measures must be exercised to prevent anymaterial from being sprayed into door and quarter panel mechanismssuch as door locks, window run channels, window regulators and seatbelt retractors, as well as any moving or rotating mechanical orsuspension parts on the underbody, particularly the parking brakecable. After material application, be sure that all body drainholes are open. Improper application may increase chance ofcorrosion damage or limit the operation of moving parts, resultingin personal injury.

Any procedure that disturbs these special treatments, such aspanel replacement or collision damage repair operations, may leavethe metal unprotected and result in corrosion. Proper recoating ofthese surfaces with service-type anti-corrosion material isessential.

After repair and/or replacement parts are installed, allaccessible bare metal surfaces must be treated with metalconditioner and reprimed. Refer to the GM Approved RefinishMaterials book which identifies the paint systems you mayuse.

The latest revision of the GM Approved Refinish Materialsbooklet is located on the GM Genuine Parts website atwww.genuinegmparts.com.

After a collision, some vehicle structure areas such as framerails, cross-members and rocker panel sections may need to berepaired. In most cases, the anti-corrosion materials need to beremoved to perform these repairs. These materials are classifiedinto two types: Closed Cavity coatings and Undercoat coatings. Theprimary difference is the way the products set up or "dry". Bothare intended to protect the surface they are applied to fromcorrosion caused by water, salt water or Magnesium Chloride blendedde-icing compounds used to thaw icy winter roads. They also canprovide a measure of sound deadening.

The Closed Cavity coatings remain sticky to the touch andwill seep into seams initially and over extended periods of time.Closed Cavity coatings provide the best corrosion protection insideof rocker panel sections, pillar sections, frame rails,cross-members, doors, rear compartment lids and closed areas ofhoods - anywhere that is concealed or closed off to exteriorsurfaces.

The Undercoat coatings are "dry to the touch" and offer thebest corrosion protection and sound deadening for floor pans,wheelhouses, inside rear compartment and underhood areas - anywherethe coated surface is exposed.

Below is a listing of Undercoat coatings and Closed Cavitycoatings that GM believes to be reliable. While others may exist,we have found these products, or equivalents to them, can be usedwith satisfactory results. Always use these products according totheir manufacturer’s recommendations.

Undercoating and Closed Cavity Coatings

The following products are available from *AutomotiveInternational/Valugard. Contact them at 1-800-543-7156, or atwww.valugard.net

Stock number

Type

Description

VG-104

WAX/SOLVENT BASED UNDERCOAT

Traditional Wax/Solvent based Undercoating available inaerosol or spray gun canister

Meets OE specifications for corrosion resistance

VG-076M

HYBRID (SOLV./WATER) UNDERCOAT

Meets OE specifications for corrosion resistance

VG-140

WATER BASED UNDERCOAT

Meets OE specifications for corrosion resistance

VG-101

WAX BASED CLOSED CAVITY COATING

Meets OE specifications for corrosion resistance

VG-UCG

CANISTER UNDERCOATING GUN

High quality undercoating gun uses canister packaging ofundercoating

VG-CRG

CANISTER CLOSED CAVITY COATING GUN

High quality closed cavity coating gun uses canisterpackaging of coating and comes with 30-in inner panelapplication tube with nozzle

The following products are available through your local*3M® distributor. Information about 3M® productretailers in your area may be obtained at 1-866-364-3577 or atwww.mmm.com/automotive.

Stock number

Type

Description

08804

No Cleanup Water-Based Undercoating – Black

Coarse texture SBR rubber and acrylic applied with 3MNo-Cleanup Gun 08801

08964

No Cleanup Undercoating – Black

Smooth texture SBR rubber applied with 3M No-Cleanup Gun08801

08881

16-oz aerosol Undercoating

Calcium Carbonate and asphalt based undercoating

08882

17-oz aerosol Underseal™ Undercoating– Black

Rubber based, paintable undercoating

08883

19.7-oz aerosol Rubberized Undercoating– Black

Synthetic polymer based undercoating

08891

Rust Fighter – 1 Amber Closed Cavity Coating– quart canister

Synthetic Resin remains tacky seeps into crevices; Appliedwith 3M Applicator Gun 08997 and Application Wand 08998

08892

Rust Fighter – 1Amber Closed Cavity Coating– 24-oz aerosol

Synthetic Resin remains tacky seeps into crevices; aerosolcan

08801

No Cleanup Undercoating Gun

The following products are available from *Crest Industries,Inc. at 1-800-822-4100 or www.crestauto.com.

Stock number

Type

Description

AH-C

HONEY COAT/WAX BASED CLOSED CAVITY COATING

16.5 OZ AEROSOL CAN AMBER COLORED SEEPS INTO CREVICES ANDREMAINS PLIABLE

36-in spray wand with 360-degree nozzleavailable (WA-HC)

BZ-BAC

BZ-BACB

AMBER COAT/WAX BASED CLOSED CAVITY COATING

GALLON – AMBER COLORED (BZ-BAC) OR BLACK (BZ-BACB)SEEPS INTO CREVICES AND REMAINS PLIABLE

APPLIED WITH WZ-GRP GUN AND SIPHON HOSE

Flexible spray wand also available (WA-ND)

AC-R

RUBBER COAT/RUBBER BASED UNDERCOATING, PAINTABLE

17.75-OZ AEROSOL

AR-C

SUPER RUBBER COAT/LOW V.O.C. RUBBER BASED UNDERCOATING,PAINTABLE

17.75-OZ AEROSOL

BA-C

AUTO COAT/RUBBER BASED UNDERCOATING, PAINTABLE

28.7-FL-OZ CONE-TOP CAN AND GALLONAPPLIED WITH GU-C UNDERCOATING GUN

GU-C

UNDERCOATING GUN

ATTACHES TO BA-C CONE-TOP CAN

WZ-GRP

GUN AND SIPHON HOSE

USED WITH BZ-BAC AND BZ-BACB

WA-ND

FLEXIBLE SPRAY WAND

USED WITH WZ-GRP

The following products are available from *Kent Automotive.Contact them at 1-888-YES-KENT (888-937-5368) or atwww.kent-automotive.com.

Stock number

Type

Description

P60305

Wax Based Inner Panel Rustproofer – CLOSED CAVITYCOATING

24-oz Aerosol (can apply with 36-inwand and 360-degree nozzle kit)

KT14912

Rubber Guard Low VOC Rubber Based Undercoating

24-oz Aerosol (can apply with 36-inwand and 360-degree nozzle kit)

KT14725

Aerosol Extension Wand Kit

36-in wand and 360-degree nozzle

KT14796

Rubber Guard Low VOC Rubber Based Undercoating

QUART – Applied with undercoating gun

P30025

Siphon Feed Gun

P86079

360-Degree Wand for siphon feed gun

Weld Thru Coating

Part Number

Description

4353

Weld-Through Primer

*We believe these sources and their products to be reliable.There may be additional manufacturers of such material. GeneralMotors does not endorse, indicate any preference for or assume anyresponsibility for the products from these firms or for any suchitems which may be available from other sources.

Seam Sealers

Sealers are intended to prevent water and dust from enteringthe vehicle and also are anti-corrosion barriers. Sealers areapplied to such areas as rear compartment lid hem flanges,wheelhouse, quarter outer, floor, cowl, roof, and various otherpanel to panel attaching points. The originally sealed joints areobvious and any damage to these sealed locations should becorrected by resealing. Attaching points of new replacement panelsshould be resealed. Replacement lids and doors will also requiresealing in the hem flange areas.

Flanged joints, overlap joints, and seams should be sealedusing a quality sealer of medium-bodied consistency. The sealerused must retain its flexible characteristics after curing and bepaintable.

Open joints which require bridging of the sealer in order toclose a gap should be sealed using a heavy-bodied caulkingmaterial. Follow the label directions for the materialselected.

Color application may be required in order to restorerepaired areas such as hood, fenders, doors, quarters, lid, roof,engine compartment, underbody, and inner panels to originalappearance. When this is necessary, conventional refinishingpreparation, undercoat buildup, and color application techniquesshould be followed.

Deadener materials, spray-on type, are used on various metalpanels in order to provide corrosion resistance and joint sealing.They control the general noise level inside the passenger area ofthe vehicle. When deadeners are disturbed because of damage, areremoved during repair operations, or a new replacement panel isinstalled, the deadener material must be replaced by a serviceequivalent material. The application pattern and location ofdeadener materials can be determined by observing the originalproduction installation.

Cleaning of the interior and underbody panel surfaces isnecessary when original galvanized or other anti-corrosionmaterials have been burned off during welding or heatingoperations. Removal of the residue from burning will requireadditional care in such areas as interior surfaces of box-typeconstruction and when configurations of the metal panels limitaccess to interior surfaces.

Rail Dust Damage Repair Emblems/Decals/Paint
Warning:Refer toEye Protection Warning.Note:If rail dust has penetrated into the basecoat, the panelrequires refinishing. Ensure all the rail dust has been removedprior to refinishing or the rust spot ...

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Other materials:

Sunroof Housing Rear Drain Hose Replacement Roof Drainage
Sunroof Housing Rear Drain Hose ReplacementCalloutComponent NamePreliminary ProceduresRemove the quarter window trim finish panel. Refer toQuarter Window Trim Finish Panel Replacement.Remove the body side trim panel. Refer toBody Side Trim Panel Replacement - Left SideorBody Side Trim Panel Replacem ...

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