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Old 16 May 2008, 11:35   #1
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Galvanizing

I have a small fabrication that needs galvanizing, I have phoned all the local Galvanizers up and they all have a minimum order charge of at least £80 to do the job. This isn't worth me going ahead as it's too expensive for what I want.

Anyone know of a local company (Hampshire area) that might piggy back my job with theirs?
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Have you tried wessex galvanisers in Eastleigh? They do all our work.

In cases like this I find the best thing to do is turn up there and go round the back and see the working class riff raff. Pretend you're one of them and they will probably throw your job in with somebody elses for a fiver cash
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Take it into Hayling Trailers (on LHS just over the bridge). They send off items with their galvanizing weekly and there is no minimum charge, just costed by weight. I use them frequently.
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I did wonder if just turning up at the Eastleigh plant was a good Idea. Certainly though the front door it's expnsive.

I phoned Hayling trailer up this afternoon, however I didn't realise that they are shut on a Friday afternoon, one to try tomorrow then.

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In cases like this I find the best thing to do is turn up there and go round the back and see the working class riff raff.
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I'm allowed to say that, I'm one of them
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If it's only small, clean it up and hit it with a can of Galvafroid.
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hit it with a can of Galvafroid.
Thats good stuff works for me too
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Thats good stuff works for me too


Can you let me know where you bought this stuff, as my trailer's starting to get a little red in places. I've covered bolt heads etc with grease, but was looking for something a little more permanent than grease and more effective than silver paint.
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You should find it in most decent paint stores. I will vouch for it too, theres nothing else on the market that even comes close. Do your self a favour when you buy a tin and see if you can get the paint shop to put it in their mixing machine. Its so zinc rich it takes at least half hour to stir it!
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