That is for the show room. Zinc corrodes off.It could also be re-galvanized.
Not for steel. This is not a conversion coating.Rusty is a good thing, if you keep the water off of it.
No, it's not for the show room, it's to protect the steel from rotting away! How long do you think a plain steel chain that's not galvanized would last in salt water? Why do you think that almost all commercial marine hardware is galvanized? And trailers? And steel scuba tanks? Why do you think there are re-galvanizing companies, and that customers pay significant dollars to have chains, anchors, and other things re-galvanized? Wow.That is for the show room. Zinc corrodes off.
Hmmmm?Why do you think there are re-galvanizing companies, and that customers pay significant dollars to have chains, anchors, and other things re-galvanized?
If you keep your Anchor Chain "Dry" in storage, then just like Stainless Steel, it forms a oxidative barrier[Rust]...No wave action bow spray or rain going to get to my..[steel chain]..
keep the water off it" are words to live by in this context.
measure the thickness
So measure the diameter of worst link.
John, you and others are playing fast and loose with the science here. Galvanizing is not to make steel look pretty, and it won't crack, chip, and flake off. It's a very mature industrial coating technology that is widely used and has stood the test of time.You can try to make the steel look pretty with coverings ( paint, galvanizing etc. ). Those are delaying tactics. The covering will crack, chip and flake off exposing the steel and the rust cycle.
Ya think? Holy Cow! 50% reduction is something to be concerned about? Who knew? [/sarcasm]If the chain thickness is less than 50% of the original then you have lost strength in the chain you bought.
Is a different discussion, completely.galvanic protection
Good, you've done enough damage here already, with your idiotic assertions about rust protecting steel chain.Bye on this thread...