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Nope![:(]
the only rust proofing is the PVC undercoating under the car,although it was good back in the 70's it's old now and any cracks will let in water,Result?, RUST[xx(]
Restoring your car?,get familiar with POR15 products.
 

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I'll second that - POR15 paint is simply the best, don't waste your money or time with anything else.

Does anyone know when MB started galvanising, and which cars? I've had a trawl around but not found any info. I'm wondering if my 1987 W126 is protected.
 

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I haven't found any hard data yet (I'll post a follow-up if I do), but I suspect MB were quite a few years behind (after, that is) Porsche. My 116 (79) was REALLY rotten, and the 126 has the dreaded bottom of rear screen rot too. I doubt if the 126 was galvanised even in '87, which if true is pretty ridiculous given how expensive these cars were when new.
 
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