Dacro Coated Bolts
Bolts that make contact with
the aluminum body or aluminum suspension components have a special
Dacro coating to prevent corrosion between two dissimilar metals.
If these bolts are removed, the Dacro coating is destroyed. Consequently,
the Dacro coated bolts must be replaced once they are removed.
These bolts can be identified
by the light green color of the Dacro coating.
Body Repair Techniques
Anyone performing service or
repair of the aluminum body must be familiar with pertinent information
in the Service Manual and Body Repair Manual. The information below
is by no means complete repair procedures; it is simply provided
to give you some of the key procedures that should be followed if
you ever have someone carry out repairs on your Insight's body.
1. Wash and grind the welding
2. Confirm welding conditions before welding, using a test
3. Use A5356WY for the welding wire.
4. Use argon 100% for shielding gas.
5. Do not perform any type of brazing or acetylene welding.
6. Welding repairs should be done by MIG welding only.
1. Always replace
any structural parts that have been damaged. Do not attempt to repair.
2. Do not solder mold any part.
3. Do not heat shrink any part.
4. Use only the repair tools specially designed for aluminum
1. Use only the repair tools
specially designed for aluminum vehicles.
2. Use only wire brushes made of stainless steel.
Use only the specified screws,
bolts and nuts (Dacro coated and "torka" coated).
1. After completion of any "drawing"
or pulling, welding or panel replacement, conduct a fatigue crack
inspection of all areas.
2. Perform measuring operations.