A653 Galvanized Sheet
A653 Galvanized steel is carbon steel coated with zinc on two sides. The process used to do this is known as the continuous hot dip process. This process results in a layer of zinc which adheres tightly to the base steel and has a spangled or snowflake-type appearance. The layer of zinc acts as a sacrificial coating.
A653 galvanized sheet and coil can be used bare, prepainted or postpainted. It can be used in most fabrication processes, much like uncoated flat rolled sheet. Typically, A653 galvanized sheet and coil are used in applications where corrosion resistance is important: air conditioning equipment, automotive parts, display cases, electrical boxes, farm buildings, equipment and machinery, garbage cans, heating equipment, mailboxes, outdoor signs, playground equipment, prefab buildings, roofing, and vending machines are just a few examples.