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Bodywork galvanising

The safest way to protect steel against corrosion is by galvanising it. During galvanisation, the zinc does not form a loose layer on top of the sheet metal components, but rather becomes a stable compound insensitive to damage on the surface. Galvanic zinc plating, which results in a very thin layer of less than 20 microns (millionths of a metre), allows finer surfaces to be treated. It is especially suitable for the visible surfaces of the body.

A galvanised or fully galvanised body reduces financial risk, as it ensures safety, value maintenance and service life over a long period. Galvanising guarantees optimal protection against corrosion, ensuring structural integrity over the car’s entire lifetime. The car’s extended service life means resources are used sustainably. SEAT offers a 12-year warranty against corrosion on all models.