Hot-dip galvanizing is the process of immersing iron or steel in a bath of molten zinc (approx 860° F) resulting in a metallurgical reaction that forms layers of bonded alloy coating on all surfaces immersed in the kettle.

Due to their relatively low cost, ease of application, durability and comparatively long maintenance-free service life galvanized products are favored in applications where corrosion resistance is needed.

Bayshore Metals has one of the largest and most extensive inventories of hot-dip galvanized steel products on the west coast, including:

AngleWide Flange / I BeamsSquare Tube
Plate and Diamond PlateRound TubeSheet (G-90)**
Flat BarExpanded MetalRectangular Tube
RebarSquare and Round BarPipe (Sch 40 / 80)

All of our hot-dip galvanized products conform to ASTM A123/A123M Standard Specification for Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) Coatings on Iron and Steel Products.

**Our galvanized sheet conform to ASTM-A-653 (Commercial Steel-Type B).

This specification covers hot-dip galvanizing steel sheet using the continuous (high-speed) galvanizing process where cold finished coils are run through a bath of molten zinc and controlled for weight and surface appearance as they exit the tank.  The coating produced by the continuous galvanizing process can withstand deep bending without damage because it consists almost entirely of pure zinc and has very little alloying.  The surface of the steel has an appearance of flowery crystals (spangles) that can vary in shape and size.