Metallizing is a substitute for painting materials that protects steel for decades longer than paint alone. This process has been used around the world for 90 years. Metallizing is an effective and resilient coating for protecting steel structures. After proper surface preparation, aluminum wire and/or zinc wire is continuously melted in an electric arc spray or gas flame spray gun. Clean, compressed air strips droplets of molten metal from the wire depositing these particles onto the steel forming the protective coating. This sprayed metal coating is both a barrier coating and a galvanic coating in one.
This system can in turn then be over coated with an appropriate epoxy and Urethane system to offer an ever further corrosion resistance and aesthetic finish.