Thermal Spray Metallizing is also referred to as a Thermal Spray Coating and Metallizing. The process of Thermal Spray Metallizing includes heating metals to a molten state, then spraying them onto the steel surface.
Thermal Spray Metallizing leaves a coating of pure zinc on the surface. However, it does so without heating, or bathing, the entire structure being coated. You will not experience warping the way you do with galvanizing.
Part of the thermal spray process is to seal the zinc or alloy with a traditional coating. This addresses the porous nature of metallizing and adds additional adhesion strength.
Thermion, a manufacturer of Thermal Spray Metallizing equipment, states on their website that corrosion protection will last for “more than 50 years”.
Thermal Spray Metallizing doesn’t have the size limitations that galvanizing does. Galvanizers are limited to what they can fit in their tank. This just isn’t the case with metallizing.
Metallizing can be done indoors and outdoors. As long as proper application processes are followed, structures of any size can be coated with Thermal Spray Metallizing.