Have a look at our picture database and the explanations below to help you check if your galvanizing is OK.

Inspection of galvanized steel is often confused with painting.  Hot dip galvanizing is very different.   If aesthetics are more important than corrosion protection, then you need to talk to your Galvanizer before you send your steel in.

 

Airlock

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Ash Collection

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Caustic blow out

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Slow drain – frozen zinc

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Mig weld slag

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Spider web pattern

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Oxide lines

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Weld spatter

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Pitted steel surface

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Flame cut surfaces

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Void area from touching plates

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Weep stains

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Frozen Zinc Run

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White Rust

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Delamination

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Extreme overcooking

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Poorly mixed Carbon in Steel

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Overcooking

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Tree barking

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Ash marks

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Chain Mark Repair

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Mechanical Damage

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Uneven growth

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Wash Lines

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Zinc splash

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Pipe lacquer

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Oil based markers

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Sticker marks

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Zinc collection

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Pipe Fish boning

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Quench Mud Stain

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Dull Surface

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Weld Slag

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Solidified zinc runs

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Over blasting

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Advanced White Rust

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Poorly stripped zinc

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Over ground galvanizing

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Dissimilar metal corrosion

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Refurbished steel pitted surfa

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Colour variation

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Stop off paint

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Handling black scuff marks

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