I'm going to have to do some bodywork soon. I hope my MIG skills are up to the task! I can't find a good answer as to why I shouldn't get any new panels I buy (or old ones I clean) galvanised or electroplated. It's going to be better than a zinc-rich primer, which I hear is also going to be a soft coating so Bondarust over that won't improve its resistance greatly. I know hot-dip could distort car bits because they're quite flimsy compared to RSJs, but I've not heard first-hand evidence of this. Zinc electroplating would remove this problem, and then I'd have highly resistant panels. Bondarust on top followed by numerous coats of cellulose and the car would be ready for another fifty years. ...wouldn't it?