I remember this being a "hot topic" (pun intended) in the 80s. The consensus
then was that you DON'T hot-dip galvanize them. You mechanically galvanize
them using the "tumbling" process that coats them with a powder-based
Be interesting to know if there's anything new in that arena.
From: Paul Feather [mailto:pfeather(--nospam--at)san.rr.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2000 8:26 PM
To: SEAOC List
Subject: Galvanizing High Strength Bolts
Is it possible to hot dip galvanize (hot dip) high strength bolts and
threaded rod, or will the heat of the process destroy the tempered qualities
of the material?
All input is appreciated.
San Diego, Ca