Do Not Apply Corrosion Protection On Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Plastic Panels - Dodge & Jeep

NUMBER: 31-001-16
GROUP: Collision Bulletin
DATE: March 04, 2016

 

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES SERVICE BULLETIN 31-005-12, DATED AUGUST 03, 2012, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDE AN UPDATED MODEL.

 

SUBJECT:

Do Not Apply Corrosion Protection On Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Plastic Panels

 

OVERVIEW:

This bulletin involves discussing SMC plastic panels and applying corrosion protection.

 

DISCUSSION:

The application of corrosion protection on SMC plastic panels is unnecessary and not recommended. It can adversely affect the paint or any other coating applied to the substrate. In some instances it can cause a condition commonly referred to as solvent popping shown in (Fig. 1).

Although the condition appears to be repairable, it will reoccur because the SMC substrate is porous and has essentially absorbed the corrosion inhibitor, which will cause the condition to reoccur. Panel replacement is required when solvent popping is evident on SMC plastic panels and after corrosion protection materials have been applied.

Fig. 1 SMC Solvent PoppingFig. 1 SMC Solvent Popping

 

Unique SMC Plastic Applications Include But Are Not Limited To:

Models Description Body Panel
(SR) Dodge Viper Hood, Roof, and Doors
(JC) Dodge Journey Liftgate
(TJ) Jeep Wrangler Hardtop Roof Panels
(JK) Jeep Wrangler Hardtop Roof Panels
**(BU) Jeep Renegade Roof Panels**

 

POLICY:

Information Only.


MAKE MODEL YEAR
DODGE JOURNEY 2007-2018
DODGE VIPER 1992-2005, 2007, 2013-2017
JEEP RENEGADE 2015-2018
JEEP WRANGLER 9999

NUMBER: 31-001-16
GROUP: Collision Bulletin
DATE: March 04, 2016

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10141321

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2016/MC-10141321-9999.pdf

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