Dakota 2WD V6-239 3.9L (1987)
Vehicles with darker colors may exhibit small cracks in the paint surface. The cracks start from a center point and branch out, normally with three to five
lines resembling a "crows foot" (Figure 1). Surrounding the "crows foot" shaped cracks may be short straight or "V" shaped cracks (Figure 1).
Of the body types listed above, the following bodies are not affected by this condition.
11 of VIN)
1985-87 "K" 4 Door
St. Louis I
BECAUSE THE AFFECTED VEHICLES WERE ORIGINALLY MANUFACTURED WITH PPG MATERIAL, THE MATERIALS
REFERENCED BELOW ARE PPG (FORMERLY DITZLER). EQUIVALENT MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH
OTHER MANUFACTURERS AND CAN BE USED, AS LONG AS THE COMPLETE SYSTEM AND MANUFACTURER'S
PROCEDURES ARE FOLLOWED.
Please furnish your body shop foreman and/or painter with this information.
The panel that contains the paint cracks must be sanded to the primer surface.
IN MOST CASES, THE CRACKS ARE LIMITED TO THE TOP CLEAR COAT AND BASE COLOR COAT. CARE
SHOULD BE TAKEN NOT TO SAND OR STRIP PAST THE PRIMER SURFACE UNLESS THE CRACKS GO THROUGH
THE PRIMER. DOING SO WILL REMOVE THE ORIGINAL COATING APPLIED FOR RUST PROTECTION.
Any areas sanded or chemically stripped to metal must be treated with Galvo Prep - DX 520, or equivalent, and primed with DP 40 Epoxy
Chromate Primer, or equivalent.
The entire panel must then be primed with a two-component primer surfacer (K 200 - part "A" and K 201 - part B, or equivalent).
The entire surface must then be scuff sanded.
The panel should then be top coated with the appropriate DBU base color coat and DAU 82 or DBU 88 clear coat, or equivalent.
Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty
Use of the following Labor Operation will require Zone authorization.
23-77-93-00 . . . . . . . .
Actual Time (A/T)
P3 - Checking or Cracking