Galvastop Australia

Are you battling zinc residue after galvanising?

That’s because the Hot Dip Galvanising industry often uses tape, silicone and lime for their galvanising procedures.

Finally, there’s a solution to this problem: Galvastop®. It is an easy-to-use paint-on masking product for Hot Dip Galvanising that goes through all pre-treatments and comes out of the kettle as ash that is simply wire brushed off. Unwanted zinc sticks to the Galvastop® and not the steel, allowing you to easily remove both. No grinding or retaping required.

Chemical engineers developed this product as a stable and convenient stop-off galvanising material. It’s also safe for use as a heavy-duty corrosion preventative coating in extreme environments.

An Easy to Use Galvanising Stop Off Solution

Galvastop is an easy-to-use STOP-OFF Hot Dip Galvanising solution. It creates a layer on top of the metal, allowing your metal surface to be protected from Zinc. By simplifying the process and minimizing material waste, Galvastop can be a more cost-effective solution compared to traditional methods.

Protect your Metal, Iron and Steel surfaces with Hot Dip Galvanisation

What is Hot Dip Galvanisation?

Hot dip galvanizing is a detailed, formative process, where iron or steel is coated with a layer of zinc, in order to protect the iron or steel surface from environmental factors. The galvanisation process involves the metal surface being immersed in a bath of molten zinc, at temperatures nearing 450°C.

 

The Hot Dip Galvanising Benefits

Hot Dip Galvanisation offers a greater amount of protection, as it is a thorough galvanizing process that accounts for various factors. It offers a long term durability to your metal surfaces, even in harsh environments due to its bonded zinc coating, that protects iron and steel from corrosion.

Hot Dip STOP-OFF Galvanising is often recommended, as it allows the unwanted zinc sticks to the Galvastop® and not the steel, allowing you to easily remove both. Furthermore, no grinding or retaping is required.

The Time and Money saving benefits of Galvastop® include:

Hot Dip Galvanizing with Galvastop Australia

Protecting steel, iron and ferrous materials from rust and corrosion is generally done by passing the metal through molten zinc. The zinc creates a tough covering across the surface of the metal, sealing it from the corrosive effects of the environment.

Stop off materials are an essential part of the steel galvanisation process. These formulations are used to prevent the zinc coating from adhering to specific parts of the surface, such as threads and blind holes. It is crucial to use a good quality stop-off material, to ensure there are no flaws or defects in the coating.

Although products from other industries are sometimes used for this process, a purpose-made formulation such as Galvastop delivers the best results in steel coating and masking.

Protect your Metal, Iron and Steel surfaces with Hot Dip Galvanisation

What is Hot Dip Galvanisation?

Hot dip galvanizing is a detailed, formative process, where iron or steel is coated with a layer of zinc, in order to protect the iron or steel surface from environmental factors. The galvanisation process involves the metal surface being immersed in a bath of molten zinc, at temperatures nearing 450°C.

 

The Hot Dip Galvanising Benefits

Hot Dip Galvanisation offers a greater amount of protection, as it is a thorough galvanizing process that accounts for various factors. It offers a long term durability to your metal surfaces, even in harsh environments due to its bonded zinc coating, that protects iron and steel from corrosion.

Hot Dip STOP-OFF Galvanising is often recommended, as it allows the unwanted zinc sticks to the Galvastop® and not the steel, allowing you to easily remove both. Furthermore, no grinding or retaping is required.

Galvastop Australia Application

Effective Galvastop application can be done with a brush or via immersion. With either method, the only preparation required is the thorough cleaning of the surface, for example, high-pressure spray with good degreaser or manually clean parts with MEK(Methyl Ethyl Ketone).

Galvastop Australia can also be used for heavy-duty corrosion prevention. The unique formulation of Galvastop makes it a great solution for avoiding corrosion in severe atmospheres.

Frequently Asked Questions

Galvanizing is a process of applying a protective zinc coating to steel or iron to prevent corrosion. The steel is immersed in molten zinc, forming a durable and corrosion-resistant layer. Galvanizing is used to protect steel from corrosion and rust. The zinc coating acts as a protective layer, providing long-lasting protection, even in harsh environments. Galvanizing is suitable for a wide range of steel and iron products, including structural steel, pipes, fences, and more. However, certain factors like steel thickness and composition can affect the process.

Hot-dip galvanization provides excellent corrosion protection, durability, and a longer service life. It is suitable for larger structures and offers cathodic protection to the underlying steel. While hot-dip galvanization is versatile, factors like size, shape, and steel composition can affect the process. Consultation with a professional is recommended for specific applications. 

Galvanized steel requires minimal maintenance. The protective zinc layer provides long-lasting corrosion resistance, reducing the need for frequent touch-ups or recoating.

Yes, Galvastop can also serve as a heavy-duty corrosion preventative coating in extreme environments. As Galvastop is  a Galvanising Stop Off, Its versatility extends its utility beyond hot-dip galvanizing.

Our Galvanising Stop-off products, that have various uses, from hot-dipped galvanisation for steel to galvanising pipes, comply with Australian requirements. We prioritise safety standards and our expertise with corrosion prevention for metals, as well as, our years of experience in the field are the driving force behind our steel galvansising products, including Galvastop. Our industry knowledge, and pride in delivering our clients with the highest quality galvanising stop-off products.