Bilt Hamber Electrox protects steel from corrosion by both barrier and electrical functionality. Coating steel with electrox produces a surface film containing over 90% metallic zinc, once cured the tightly packed zinc particles establish an electronically conductive pathway enabling cathodic protection of the underlying steel - exactly the same principle utilised in hot zinc galvanising.
For years galvanised steel has proven to provide outstanding longevity even in the most hostile and aggressive environments, it’s unfortunate that the process involves hot dipping steel into a bath of liquid zinc.
For many items and projects this is, of course, simply not possible. For those wanting to provide the very best protection to steel Bilt-Hamber’s electrox allows the advantages of a zinc coating to be obtained as simply as if a normal metal primer were being used. It’s applied by brush, although spraying is easy too, and as it’s a single pack product there’s no need for mixing activators. The cured zinc film can be left uncoated or top coated with a wide range of finishing paints to further increase protection
Electrox is recommended for use on off-shore structures, harbour installations, jetty and pier pilings and extreme duty vehicle chassis work.
Electrox is of particular benefit in vehicle restoration where under body protection is of vital importance, the highnesses levels of corrosion protection can easily be imparted to chassis rails, floor pans, sill sections, suspension components etc, in fact any area or part can be protected with this outstanding primer.