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Body in white refers to the stage in automotive design or automobile manufacturing in which a car body's sheet metal components have been welded together. This process occurs before painting and before moving parts have been added. Both hot and cold rolled steel coil, most or all of it galvanized, is used to fabricate the parts that make up the body in white.