M3x16 Socket Cap Head Zinc Plated (Pack Of 1)
Part No: M03-016SHC-Z
Excl VAT: £0.04
M3x16 Socket Cap Screws Zinc Plated (Pack of 200) [Grade 12.9]
Part No: FM03-016SHC-Z
Excl VAT: £4.02
Zinc coatings prevent oxidation of the protected metal to create a longer lasting finish. It does this by forming a barrier and by acting as a sacrificial anode if this barrier is damaged. Zinc oxide is a fine white dust that (in contrast to iron oxide) does not trigger a breakdown of the substrates surface integrity as it is formed. The zinc oxide, if left intact, can act as a barrier to further oxidation, in a way similar to the protection afforded to aluminum and stainless steels by their oxide layers.