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Yellow zinc vs. 316L stainless





How does yellow zinc compare to 316L stainless steel when it comes to corrosion? We were told by a supplier that SS is much better at resisting corrosion and we agree. However a customer is saying yellow zinc is better. Please advise.

Thanks,

Daniel Washburn
Garcia Technical Services Inc. - Garland, Texas
2003



I would certainly bet on the stainless steel based on the law of averages, and the fact that it's a homogeneous material rather than just a coating, but it isn't possible to answer conclusively without describing the corrosive situation. Gold is more corrosion resistant than either, of course. Good luck.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
2003




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