U. S. Automotive Corrosion Trends: 1998 SAE (ACAP) Automotive Body Corrosion Survey Results 2003-01-1244
The Body Division of the Automotive Corrosion and Prevention Committee of SAE (ACAP) has conducted biannual surveys of automotive body corrosion in the Detroit area since 1985. The purpose of these surveys is to track industry-wide corrosion protection improvements and to make this information available for public consumption. The survey consists of a closed car parking lot survey checking for perforations, blisters, and surface rust. This paper reports the results of the seven surveys conducted since 1985.