ArmorGalv® grain structure provides a much better bonding surface than electroplated zinc (or Hot Dip Galvanized). The ArmorGalv® surface results in superior adhesion of any top coat. The smooth surface of electro-plating requires various preparations such a chromating and primers to provide basic adhesion of paint, or over-molding.

For extremely rigorous conditions, many top coat options may be used to take advantage of the Armorgalv base and strong bonding surface. This is an ideal combination to reduce corrosion creep when the topcoat barrier is breached in continuous severe conditions.