Galvanized Steel vs High Carbon Steel: Mechanical Performance

In summary, galvanized steel can be used for high carbon steel, but its mechanical performance may be lower. It is not recommended to replace high carbon steel with galvanized steel due to its electrochemical reactivity in the environment. Epoxy paint or powder coat can provide better protection and longer lifespan compared to sacrificial zinc coating. There have been improvements in powder coat and epoxy, but a handy reference is needed for further information.
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In what condition and how galvanized steel is lower mechanical performant
In what condition and how definitively galvanized steel is lower in mechanical performance and counts to be ruled out replacing high carbon steel ?
 
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That's pretty generic. Can you elaborate a little on your project, its needs and application?
 
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abdulbadii said:
In what condition and how definitively galvanized steel is lower in mechanical performance and counts to be ruled out replacing high carbon steel ?
You can galvanize high carbon steel.

Zinc coatings are employed where electrical conductivity is required, but galvanized steel is electrochemically reactive in the environment and will be consumed. Epoxy paint, or a powder coat, is not as reactive as zinc, and will now protect an item for longer than a sacrificial zinc coating.
 
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Baluncore said:
Epoxy paint, or a powder coat, is not as reactive as zinc, and will now protect an item for longer than a sacrificial zinc coating.
Is this new (i.e are. there new improvements to powder coat and epoxe?) Do you have a handy reference?
 

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