Install all the components that were removed in
a. Check the vehicle to ensure that all areas
requiring rustproofing compound have been properly
and completely coated.
(1) Check seams, welds, corners, and boxed
areas to ensure that they are adequately coated.
(2) Check wet film thickness with a wet film
10 mils is required. In areas where a wet film thickness
of 10 mils cannot be obtained or where thickness
(3) Check all drain holes to ensure that they are
(4) Check all inspection and drilled access
holes to ensure that compound coverage is adequate.
Plugging of access holes may be delayed
until after vehicle inspection, if inspection
Figure 8-5. Film Thickness Gage.
occurs immediately after rustproofing. If
inspection is delayed too long, rustproofing
compound may drip from access holes.
b. Plug access holes.