Hanging Off the Ridge: Honda recalls 112,000 Ridgeline pickups for frame corrosion

Toronto, Ontario — More than 112,0-0 Honda Ridgelines have been recalled this week over fire safety hazard concerns due to rear-frame corrosion issues. The rear frame of these vehicles could become corroded and detach alongside exposure to road salt, which in turn causes fires and other significant damage, said Honda. The Honda Ridgelines affected by […]

We Were on a Brake: Mercedes recalls more than 30,000 cars for brake corrosion issue

Toronto, Ontario — Mercedes-Benz announced on Thursday that it will be recalling 31,577 vehicles from Canadian roads for a corrosion issue in the brake systems of multiple model years and classes. The German automaker’s U.S. headquarters confirmed that ML, GL, and R-Class vehicles from 2006 through 2012 model years are prone to the corrosion of […]

Life-Proof Paint: Queen’s University coatings research gets $24 million funding boost

Kingston, Ontario — A research project led by Queen’s University received an injection of $24 million to continue developing molecular coatings technology that aims to extend the lifespan of automotive paints. With this latest boost of funding provided by the New Frontiers in Research Funding program, the university believes that this research could put Canada […]

3M introduces new Cavity Wax Plus to protect repairs

3M's Cavity Wax Plus comes in an aerosol can, eliminating the need for spray equipment.

St. Paul, Minnesota — July 19, 2016 — Corrosion is a serious issue, with the potential for salt and corrosive chemicals, moisture or damaged coatings from stone chips to allow corrosion to attack repairs. According to a statement from 3M, corrosion is one of the primary causes of future vehicle damage and customer come-backs. According […]