LORD Fusor 108B, a metal bonding adhesive designed for body shops, is now recommended by Ford Motor Company for the repair of their new 2015 Ford F-150 aluminum cab.
Unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI, on January 13, 2014, Ford Motor Company approved LORD Fusor 108B metal bonding adhesive for repairs on the 2015 F-150 military-grade aluminum alloy cab by their dealers and independent body shops. This new design will require adhesive in nearly all joints in the cab. Ford will be listing specific repair procedures in the collision repair manual along with instructions that will be provided with service parts.
“Over the years, Fusor has led the industry with innovative metal bonding applications such as quarter panel bonding, rivet bonding on laminate steel, and weld bonding with STRSW by working with the OEM repair teams before the vehicles launch. LORD Fusor has been a sponsor of the Ford Paint and Body Technology Center and continues to work with them to develop important vehicle repair procedures,” says Julie Miller, market manager at LORD Corporation. “We recommend following the OEM procedure when using Fusor 108B for vehicle specific procedures. LORD Fusor 108B metal bonding adhesive is one of three approved repair adhesives by Ford Motor Company, including Motorcraft TA-1B.”
Gerry Bonanni at Ford Motor Company’s Paint and Body Technology Center stated that the developed procedures are easy to follow and can be performed by any body shop that performs collision repairs on F-150 trucks today.
“The approved adhesives are widely available and training will be available by I-CAR to assist technicians with this mainstream repair process,” says Bonnani.
Ford presented information on the 2015 F-150 and aluminum repair at the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers/New Jersey (AASP/NJ) Northeast Show March 21–23, 2014, in Secaucus, NJ. Additional details will be presented at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC), April 9–10, 2014, in Portland, OR; International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) and the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS), July 31–August 2, 2014, in Detroit, MI; and Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, November 4–7, 2014, in Las Vegas, NV.
LORD Fusor 108B is currently available to all dealers and body shops.