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Kia Sportage: Preparation of assembly

Kia Sportage - Second generation (JEKM) (2005-2015) - Body Workshop Manual / General information / For best results / Preparation of assembly

Applying spot sealer

Remove paint from the surface of new parts and body to be spot welded, and apply spot sealer for rustproofing.

Selecting a welding method

If the thickness of the area to be welded with the panels overlapped is greater than 0.1 in (3 mm), do plug welding using a carbon arc welding machine.

Machining holes for plug welding

Machining holes for plug welding

Drill a hole of approximately 0.2~0.24 in (5~6 mm) in diameter in those areas which are not suitable for spot welding.

Adjusting a new part

Adjusting a new part

The new part should be cut larger than the repair area, overlapping the repair area by 1.2~2.0 in (30~50 mm).

Assembly

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