A Stainless Steel Pig on wood in front of stacks of increasing coins.

Many people have the perception that it is always less expensive to put a corrosion-resistant coating on carbon steel versus using stainless steel.  Examples of these coatings would be zinc electroplated coatings, and hot-dip galvanizing. While it is typically less expensive to coat the part, there are exceptions. Metal plating companies charge a lot fee…

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