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- Galvanized Fasteners
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- Galvanized Steel
- Bolt Nuts
Designed to thread onto a bolt to secure what the bolt is holding. Hot dipped galvanized steel. Different sized nuts for different sized bolts available. All sizes weigh less than a pound. Threads easily onto the bolt. Add lock washers or flat washers to help secure the nut from slipping through the bolt hole. Used on boat lifts and boat lift hoists and other fastener projects.
Galvanized steel is created by dipping standard steel into molten zinc by a process called hot dipping. The layer of zinc serves as a protectant from corrosion. The protectant makes galvanized steel the best option for seawater environments. Galvanized steel typically has a rough surface and can vary in color. There is no uniform finish for this type of steel.
Galvanized steel is ideal for marine environments because of its protective layer over carbon steel. Stainless steel will react with salt water resulting in rust. The zinc layer on galvanized steel prevents this reaction. The protective layer can corrode or fade over time. This is due to the zinc sacrificing itself to protect the base metal.