VEHICULAR CORROSION CONCERNS-Tuesday, 30 July 2019
Frequently, dealer installed accessories, whether aftermarket or dealer-approved, require drilling holes in body panels or supports to complete installation. Whenever you drill into a metal surface, the corrosion resistance of that panel is compromised. Testing was recently conducted to determine the best method to use to protect fastener-to-panel mounting holes from future corrosion. Several commercially available sealers and coatings were evaluated.
In all cases, Super Lube® Multi-Purpose Synthetic Grease with Syncolon® (PTFE) performed the best at preventing corrosion in fastener to panel interface holes and is now the official recommended product by a prominent car manufacturer. It is recommended to coat any hole and fastener when installing to a drilled attaching hole in a metal panel with Super Lube® Multi-Purpose Synthetic Grease with Syncolon® (PTFE).
Important: Super Lube® Multi-Purpose Synthetic Grease with Syncolon® (PTFE) is the only product recommended and required by the manufacturer for the corrosion protection of metal panels where fasteners will be added to metal panels.