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Mar2713, 07:27 AM

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For the basis of a report in university, i have been given an assignment which involves discussing various surface treatments. Is galvanizing a surface treatment? Some sources refer to it as a surface coating because obviously it involves building up layers of zinc oxide.



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Mar2713, 09:15 AM

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Its a coating of zinc rather than zinc oxide.



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Mar2713, 11:22 AM

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Surface treatments presumably encompass techniques such as shot peening, where no other elements are added to the material. Galvanizing and other coating techniques are surely in a different class, but only your professors knows whether this assignment is to include them. You have to ask them to get the answer.



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