OK. so I have been seeing these door weld related posts about Civic X. Well let me explain it a little bit so that we all know whats right and whats wrong. In automotive industry like anywhere else the weld is very important and its application. It should be it combines two panels together, right from chassis and up.
Honda Civic like many other cars on the market don't have a single frame door. The upper portion and the lower portion comes in pieces. The weld will be there and it will remain visible under paint.
Its matter of proper improper weld. Putting the weld on top of joint vs putting a weld within joint has a altogether different outcome.. You can clearly see two welds examples and compare it.
There is huge difference between making a bead on joints as reinforcement and spreading weld on top of joint like a butter on a slice.. both are different things and technically it has a great value as far as transfer of forces and ability to take load and making load transfers. . Proper Bead has really a value, It works as reinforcement. You will be surprised to know that a simple bead is also designed and quality control matters a lot as far as welding.
The issue on the PKDM Civic X is not the visible weld, It will be there. the thing which matter is how its welded and how a bead is applied. It should be uniform and it should be identical almost on all cars if there is a proper quality control. It should not be lifted off the surface It should not be lifted off the surface and importantly no gaps between weld and surface.
I have seen many people sharing weld pictures that weld is visible. Dear friends the weld will be there like its seen on Pictures from Oman which has gone viral and people are saying if Country of Oman has it in their Civic and Oman gets Civic from US, has same weld than whats the problem with the weld on PKDM?
The pictures from Oman are now going to hurt Atlas more. Reason being it clearly show the level of weld. The more can be seen in engine bay around the area where the shock absorber sit and its the most Vital region. You can see a uniform bead size, its firmness to the surface, and it not lifted from the surface on US model or Model from Oman.
Atlas you should know that people are now well informed and they know what is quality product and what is ruining a product by bad workmanship.
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