Just went to the Redi-Coat site and read through the e-coat process. Sounds like it is a pretty good way of protecting bare metal. The price is kind of steep but if I had the budget I would probably go that way.
Just on average what does the Evansville Redi-Strip charge to do a complete car? Body, hood, doors, deck lid, loose items...
How do they charge for their service? By the hour, by weight or by the type of parts being dipped?
Going by what I've read on your posts I would think you apply the primer yourself. Do you prime the car yourself or have you ever had them do it?