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What is galvanized steel?

Galvanized steel is a metal alloy of iron and carbon that has been coated with a type of sealant to protect the material against corrosion. It has two advantages over a zinc coating. During galvanizing, the molten zinc reacts with the carbon steel to form layers of zinc/iron alloys. The alloy layers between have increased hardness to provide mechanical (barrier) protection and because of their zinc content they are also anodic relative to carbon steel. The hardness of these alloy layers provides much more protection from scratches than paint can provide.

Galvanized Steel Clevis Hanger
Galvanized Steel Clevis Hanger

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