Zinc plating places a protective layer across metal surfaces, so impenetrable it cannot be breached by moisture. It is an economic, rust prevention solution that has been in popular use for more than 100 years.

Steel and iron surfaces rust easily, even in mildly corrosive environments. Once rust forms on parts and components, it leaves ugly surface stains, weakens structures and hinders mechanical performance. With time, rusted parts seize and fail to function. Therefore manufacturers attempt to avoid rust at all costs.

Zinc plating protects metal surfaces from rust and extends part performance by preventing moisture from breaching part surfaces. It is used in all types of applications and has been in popular use for over a century. Manufacturers apply this economical rust prevention solution on nuts, bolts, latches and screws, and on much larger applications as well.

Zinc Plating Provides a Host of Benefits:

  • Rust Protection
  • Bright aesthetic appearance (jewel-like)
  • Long-lasting, durable finish
  • Improved solderability
  • Lower corrosion rate than steel (in most atmospheres/when in contact with water)

Quick Turnaround on High-Volume Zinc Plating Orders

KC Jones Plating has provided North American manufacturers with zinc plating expertise for six decades and counting. It provides a quick turnaround, even on extremely large orders.

KC Jones has several automatic zinc rack and barrel lines to provide manufacturers with the widest range of choices. Engineers and technicians at KC Jones regularly and carefully monitor baths to ensure the quality of zinc solutions and to extend the life of parts. Our goal is to produce zinc coatings of consistent excellence, to precisely match your application.

Zinc Plating

Available today from KC Jones Plating

Choose between acid or alkaline zinc plating options

  • Clear
  • Iridescent Yellow
  • Black
  • Olive Drab


KC Jones plates zinc to the following specifications:

  • AMS 2402
  • ASTM B633

Extend the Life of Steel, Iron and Other Metals

Since zinc offers sacrificial protection to iron and steel substrates, it will corrode first in preference to metal substrates. This provides the added benefit of protecting steel that is exposed at cut or abraded areas.

Choose from the Full Range of Trivalent Chromate Conversion

Chromate finishes are the first line of defense against corrosive attack on plated coatings. The thin, protective film on chromate finishes makes coatings more durable and increases the overall value of metal coatings. KC Jones provides the full range of chromate conversion coatings.

KC Jones Offers 2 Zinc Formulas:

Alkaline Zinc

  • Non-cyanide, zinc brightener system (higher quality than any other brand)
  • Advances performance

Acid Zinc

  • Superior brilliance and leveling (rivals nickel-chrome)
  • Can plate cast iron and hardened steels

Zinc is a well-proven plating system. It is stable, consistent and has an outstanding list of unique features that enhance how it protects metal parts.


  • Springs
  • Lock Washers
  • Fasteners
  • Screws & Bolts
  • Military Hardware
  • Brake Systems
  • Fuel Systems
  • Hydraulic Fittings
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