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What are brick tongs made of?

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Brick tongs are made from heavy duty steel designed and built for strength and durability. Brick tongs are usually made from heavy duty steel designed and built for strength and durability.
The main body of a pair of brick tongs consists of two tubes constructed from steel. One tube is fixed, while the other is able to slide back and forth over it, increasing or decreasing the length of the tongs. The main body of a pair of brick tongs consists of two steel tubes. One tube is fixed, while the other is able to slide back and forth over it, increasing or decreasing the length of the tongs.
Some brick tongs have an electroplated finish which is the process of coating an item with a thin layer of metal. The process consists of dipping an object that can conduct electricity into a solution that contains a dissolved metal. An electrical current is then passed through both the object and the metal in the solution.

What is an electroplated finish?

Some brick tongs have an electroplated finish which is the process of coating an item with a thin layer of metal. The process consists of dipping an object that can conduct electricity into a solution that contains a dissolved metal. An electrical current is then passed through both the object and the metal in the solution.

The current causes the item to become negatively charged while the metal (ions) in the solution are positively charged so they are attracted to each other, causing the metal to deposit on the object. The current causes the item to become negatively charged while the metal (ions) in the solution are positively charged so they are attracted to each other, causing the metal to deposit on the object.
The electroplated finish acts as a shield preventing water and oxygen from touching the metal underneath. The electroplated finish acts as a shield preventing water and oxygen from touching the metal underneath.

Benefits of electroplating are resistance to abrasion, protection against corrosion and a visually attractive finish.

Benefits of electroplating are resistance to abrasion, protection against corrosion and a visually attractive finish. Some brick tongs come with a powder coated finish.

This type of finish produces a thicker coat than liquid coatings such as paint, without the sagging or running. It gives the frame of the brick tongs protection from rust, scratches and chips.