Land Rover Discovery Owners & Service Manuals

Land Rover Discovery: Approved Service Materials for Repair

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Approved service materials for repair

Approved service materials for repair

Approved service materials for repair

Approved service materials for repair

Approved service materials for repair

Approved service materials for repair

APPROVED SERVICE MATERIAL SUPPLIER - CONTACT DETAILS

3M

  • 3M United Kingdom PLC
  • 3M Centre
  • Cain Road
  • Bracknell
  • Berkshire
  • RG12 8HT
  • Telephone (01344) 858000

Cooper Pegler

  • Burgess Hill
  • Sussex
  • RH 15 9LA

Sika Ltd

  • Watchmead
  • Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertfordshire
  • AL7 1BQ

SATA Spray Equipment

  • Minden Industrial equipment
  • 16 Greyfriars Road
  • Moreton Hall
  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Suffolk
  • IP32 7DX

Henkel Loctite Adhesives Limited

  • Technologies House
  • Wood Lane End
  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Hertfordshire
  • HP2 4RQ

Teroson

  • Henkel Ltd
  • Apollo Court
  • 2 Bishops Square Business Park
  • Hatfield
  • Hertfordshire
  • AL10 9EY

UNDERBODY SEALER

Under floor areas and the front part of the spare wheel well are treated with a plastisol PVC underbody sealer. This material is not suitable for retreatment.

When repairing areas of underbody sealer, strip the factoryapplied underbody sealer back to a suitable break point. Ensure that a clean metal surface is exposed and that the edge of the existing adheres soundly to the panel.

Apply new underbody sealer between primer and surface paint operations.

Apply seam sealer as necessary before application of underbody sealer.

Ensure that blanking plugs and grommets in the floor pan (except those used for wax injection) are fitted before underbody sealer application. Refit any heat-fusible plugs which have been disturbed in repair with the aid of a hot air blower, or replace with rubber grommets

CAUTION:

Ensure that suspension units, wheels, tires, power unit, drive shafts, exhaust and brakes (including all mounting points) are shielded prior to application of fresh underbody sealer.

Area of Underbody Sealer Application - Floor Pan

Area of Underbody Sealer Application - Floor Pan

Area of Underbody Sealer Application - Spare Wheel Well

Area of Underbody Sealer Application - Spare Wheel Well

PRECAUTIONS DURING BODY REPAIRS AND HANDLING

Take care when handling the vehicle in the workshop. Underbody sealers, seam sealers, underbody wax and body panels may be damaged if the vehicle is carelessly lifted.

PROPRIETARY ANTI-CORROSION TREATMENTS

The application of proprietary anti corrosion treatments in addition to the factory-applied treatment could invalidate the corrosion warranty and should be discouraged. This does not apply to approved, compatible, preservative waxes which may be applied on top of existing coatings.

FITTING APPROVED ACCESSORIES

When fitting accessories ensure that the vehicle corrosion protection is not affected, either by breaking the protective coating or by introducing a moisture trap.

Do not screw self-tapping screws directly into body panels. Fit suitable plastic inserts to the panel beforehand. Always ensure that the edges of holes drilled into panels, chassis members and other body parts are protected with a suitable zinc rich or acid etch primer, and follow with a protective wax coating brushed onto the surrounding area.

Do not attach painted metal surfaces of any accessory directly to the vehicle's bodywork unless suitably protected. Where metal surfaces are bolted together always interpose a suitable interface material such as weldable zinc rich primer, extruded strip, or zinc tape.

STEAM CLEANING

Due to the high pressure/temperature generated by steam cleaning equipment, there is a risk that certain adhesives and corrosion prevention material may become softened or liquified.

Take care not to allow the steam jet to dwell on one area, and keep the nozzle at least 300mm from the panel surface.

CAUTION:

Do not remove wax or lacquer from underbody areas during repairs.

INSPECTION DURING MAINTENANCE SERVICING

It is a requirement of the corrosion warranty that the vehicle is inspected for corrosion by a Land Rover Authorised Repairer during a routine service, to ensure that the factory-applied protection remains effective.

Rectify any bodywork damage or evidence of corrosion found during inspection as soon as is practicable, both to minimise the extent of the damage and to ensure the long term effectiveness of the factory-applied corrosion prevention treatment.

UNDERBODY PROTECTION REPAIRS

Whenever body repairs have been carried out, ensure that full sealing and corrosion protection treatments are reinstated. This applies both to the damaged areas and also to areas where protection has been indirectly impaired, as a result either of accident damage or repair operations.

Remove corrosion protection from the damaged areas before straightening or panel beating. This applies in particular to panels coated with wax, PVC underbody sealer, sound deadening pads etc.

CAUTION:

Do not use oxy-acetylene to remove corrosion prevention material.

Large volumes of fumes and gases are liberated by these materials when they burn.

The most common method of removal is by means of a hot air blower with an integral scraper. High temperatures can be generated with this equipment which may cause fumes. Take care during its use.

STRUCTURAL ADHESIVE

CAUTION:

When separating a joint with metal to metal adhesive, it is important to avoid distortion. Heat gradually until the bond weakens sufficiently to permit panel separation - do not apply excessive heat.

NOTE:

When spot welding through metal to metal adhesive, take particular care to adjust the equipment setting to ensure a suitable weld.

Metal to metal adhesive is applied to critical joint areas during factory assembly. The material used is a high temperature, heat cured, nitrile phenolic which serves to bond two metal surfaces and also to seal the joint against ingress of dust, moisture and fumes. This material is not suitable for service use and, during repair, should be substituted by an approved structural adhesive. For panel specific information and to identify the areas of structural adhesive application in repair, refer to the relevant sheet metal removal and installation procedure.

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