Friday, January 25, 2013

Galvanizing Appearance

A large portion of the questions we receive at Hubbell are regarding the appearance of the galvanized product.  One of the most frequent questions in the "appearance genre" is regarding a non-uniform (dull gray and shiny silver) finish.  While the contrast may look surprising and lead you to think there might be an issue with the product, we can assure you that this is a completely normal occurrence.  Most often, the non-uniform appearance results from the chemical make-up of the steel itself.  It is important to note that as the galvanized product weathers over time, the initial appearance differences you see will fade away, and the product will be a uniform matte grey.  Below is an excellent article from the American Galvanizers Association regarding this very topic:

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