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Galvanized Steel Split Lock Washers
Hot-dipped galvanized hardened steel. Suitable for use in treated lumber, boat lifts, and boat lift hoists. Used with nuts and bolts to help keep the bolt from un-threading from the nut. All lock washers weigh less than a pound. Different sized lock washers for different sizes of nuts and bolts. Lock washers have a split designed to grab ahold of the threads of the bolt.
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.