1978-02-01

Designing Body Panels for Corrosion Prevention 780916

To aid in avoiding the corrosive elements of the environment, the designer of sheet metal body panels should consider principles which provide optimal drainage and access for the application of protective coatings. Major vehicle body components are considered individually or in closely related pairs such as door inner and outer panels. The general guidelines for preferred construction of drain holes, shingling, shielding and access for material application are outlined for each major component.

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