Acura RL (1996-2004 year). Instruction — page 7

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Zinc-plated Steel Plate Repair

The zinc-plated steel plate used in some panels of the Acura 3.5RL requires different repair techlniques than ordinary steel plate. Refer

to «Body Construction» (see page

4-2

) for the location of the zinc-plated panels.

1. Before spot welding the zinc-plated steel plate, remove the paint from both sides of the flange to be welded. Apply sealer to

the flange after welding.

To prevent eye injury, wear goggles or safety glasses whenever sanding, cutting or grinding.

NOTE: Seal the sanded surfaces thoroughly to prevent rust.

2. The electric continuity properties of zinc-plated steel plate is different from ordinary steel plate. When spot welding, increase

the current by 10-20%, or increase the resistance welding time.

Increase the number of weld spots by 10-20% also.

NOTE: The MIG welding procedures for zinc-plated steel plate are the same as for ordinary steel plate.

To prevent eye injury and burns when welding, wear an approved welding helmet, gloves and safety

shoes.

3. Before applying putty or body filler to the zinc-plated steel plate, sand the zinc plating thoroughly to promote adhesion and

prevent blistering.

NOTE:

• Use only epoxy-based putties and fillers on zinc-plated steel plate.

• Follow the manufacturer’s specification.

4. When performing paint work, apply caulking to the ground wire

mounting position to mask the body.

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Avoid puttying as much as possible when repairing a new car. Use alternative methods as much as possible.

• Most paints contain substances that are harmful if inhaled or swallowed. Read the paint label before opening the

container. Spray paint only in a well ventilated area.

• Cover spilled paint with sand, or wipe it up at once.

• Wear an approved respirator, gloves, eye protection and appropriate clothing when painting. Avoid contact with skin.

• If paint gets in your mouth or on your skin, rinse or wash thoroughly with water. If paint gets in your eyes, flush with

water and get prompt medical attention.

• Paint is flammable. Store it in a safe place, and keep it away from sparks, flames or cigarettes.

1 . Prep the repair area.

2. Apply putty.

NOTE: Putty can be

applied after priming as

described in step 4.

3. Sand and clean the

puttied area.

4. Coat with primer.

NOTE: Apply to bare

sheet metal and puttied

area.

5. Sand and clean the whole

area.

6. Apply intermediate coat to

the whole area to be re-

painted.

Double-action sander, #80 sand-

paper.

Epoxy-based putty.

• Mix the putty and hardener

according to the manufacturer’s

directions.

Polyester resin putty.

Body filler.

Double-action sander, orbital san-

der, hand sanding file, #80, #120, #

240 sandpaper, wax and grease

remover, shop towels.

Epoxy-based primer and hardener,

epoxy thinner.

• Mix and thin the primer according

to the manufacturer’s directions.

Double-action sander, #300, #400

s a n d p a p e r , wax and g r e a s e

remover, shop towels.

Polyester/urethane resin primer/sur-

facer or top-coat enamel.

• Mix and thin the primer according

to the manufacturer’s directions.

Sand the area with a double-action sander

and #80 sandpaper.

Clean with wax and grease remover.

Apply in several thin coats if necessary. Try

to avoid leaving pinholes in the putty.

• Follow the manufacturer’s recommenda-

tions for preparation.

Rough-sand the area with a double-action

sander and #80 sandpaper, then sand with

#120 sandpaper. Featheredge with #240

sandpaper.

Clean with wax and grease remover.

Apply 2-4 coats, allowing sufficient flash

time between coats.

Force dry at 140-158°F (60-70°C) for at

least 30 minutes.

Sand the repair area by hand with #300, #

400 sandpaper.

Blow off with compressed air. Clean with

wax and grease remover.

Apply 2-4 coats, allowing sufficient flash

time between coats.

Force dry at 140-158°F (60-70°C) for at

least 30 minutes.

Spray to a

t h i c k n e s s

of 30-35

microns

Spray to a

t h i c k n e s s

of 30-35

microns

Spray to a

t h i c k n e s s

of 40-50

microns

Sand the repair area by hand with #400

sandpaper until it’s level. Sand the whole

area to repainted with #400-600 sand-

paper.

Clean with wax and grease remover.

Apply 2-4 coats allowing sufficient flash

time between coats.

Force dry at 140-158°F (60-70°C) for at

least 30 minutes.

Hand sanding file, double-action

sander, #400, #600 sandpaper, wax

and grease remover, shop towels.

Acrylic urethane resin top coat paint,

hardener, and thinner.

• Mix and thin the paint according

to the manufacturer’s directions.

7. Sand and clean the whole

area to be repainted.

8. Top-coat the whole area

to repainted.

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Door and Bumper Reinforcement Beams

Door and bumper reinforcement beams used on Honda automobiles are made from a metal equivalent to High Strength Steel.

Should High Strength Steel be heated, the strength of the steel will be reduced. If High Strength Steel is damaged, as in a automobile

accident where the door reinforcement beams are bent, the beams may crack should any attempt be made to straighten them.

For this reason, Door and Bumper Reinforcement Beams should never be repaired, they should be replaced if they become damaged.

NOTE: If a door beam is damaged, the whole door panel assembly should be replaced.

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Construction

NOTE: Be sure to use epoxy-based putty and primer surfacer to make any repairs on paint coats or zinc-plated sheet metal (see page

3-3

).

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