Need recommendation for corrosion resistant plating for steelApril 19, 2012
I am looking for a plating specification for corrosion resistance of mild steel parts.
This is an industrial application with continuous, long term outdoor exposure, non-cosmetic, thickness less than .0005" , cost effective and readily available in California
Thanks in advance for your help!
engineer - Sacramento, California, USA
A. Hi Cliff.
A zinc alloy plating like zinc-nickel would probably be your best bet. Electroless nickel is also a possibility. "Long term" is relative, but there is no plating of .0005" that will give you the outdoors lifespan of a heavy hot dip galvanized coating.
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Brick, New Jersey