Galvanizing is one of the most widely used to methods for protecting metal from corrosion. It involves applying a thin coating of zinc to a thicker base metal helping to shield it from the surrounding environment. The next time you are in your car take a look at the street signs and lamp posts you pass. A large number of them will have a mute silver color on them. That “silver” is actually the coating of zinc Galvanization is the process of applying a protective zinc coating to steel or iron in order to prevent premature rust and corrosion. Proponents of galvanized steel who may use it to construct or repair steel structures for example benefit from lower maintenance and repair costs because of its special properties.