Hot Dipped Galvanized Finish
Ground Control’s hot-dipped galvanizing process provides an abrasion-resistant finish suitable for the most utilitarian applications of our products. Our regimented 4-stage process involves pre-treating the object to ensure a clean application of our finish before the product is immersed in 98% pure molten zinc and allowed to dry in ambient air. The final step is hand-filing the product to remove any “galvanizing flash.” This detailed process creates a non-permeable zinc-oxide barrier thereby prolonging the life of the rack or shelter in outdoor environments. Galvanizing is recommended for embeded, or in ground, installations. This 20-year product oxidizes after a 3 year period, slightly dulling the sheen to build up a protective layer that lasts years.
Duraplas™ Thermoplastic Finish
Site uniformity and pristine product finish are our goals for every project we work on. We learned through years of onsite experience that facilities staff usually has to paint racks year after year due to wear and tear and corrosion from environmental elements. Enter our finish of choice, Duraplas™ Thermoplastic. It is the most durable, longest lasting finish available, ensuring that our racks stand up to damage caused by harmful elements and direct impact. It’s double locked UV stabilized coating can withstand the harsh exposure of both seaside and snowy landscapes. This state-of-the-art polyolefin finish has been widely used in the automotive industry under a range of rigorous conditions, including marine environments where salt water and air corrosion can greatly diminish the lifespan of most outdoor metal products. In addition, our advanced polyolefin finish contains no PVCs making it an environmentally conscious choice. Duraplas™ is both the most bike friendly and rack friendly finish on the market, lasting years to ensure that every purchase is a one-time investment without the excessive maintenance of lesser finishes.