Category Archive: Galvanized

May 25

Stainless vs. Galvanized Material

Both stainless and galvanized steels prevent corrosion by forming a "sacrificial" layer of protective oxides. Stainless forms an almost invisible layer of chromium oxide and galvanized forms a (comparatively) thick layer of zinc oxide, according the Metallurgical Consultants website.   Eventually, the galvanized steel's zinc oxide coating will wear away, leaving it vulnerable to corrosives …

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