AALL AMERICAN Fasteners supplies standard and custom made fasteners, components and hardware in numerous materials and finishes.  Following is a brief outline of materials, finishes and their attributes.  Find specifics on available materials and finishes by product on specific product pages.


Fasteners are available in a variety of materials.  It is important to know the specifics of the application to ensure the proper material is selected for the intended use.

Things to consider:
  • Accessibility
  • Environment 
    • Temperature
    • Water Exposure
    • Corrosive Elements
  • Reusability
  • Weight Restrictions
  • Installation Processes
  • Materials Being Joined
  • Aesthetics
Each fastener material demonstrates different characteristics in strength, color, corrosiveness and appearance.   Below is a list of the most common fastener materials.  Additional materials and their characteristics are found on the Technical Resource page of our website under Fastener Material and Fastener Finishes.There are defined standards for fasteners to ensure consistency of qualities and although grade codes vary by country, association or industry they are easily crossed referenced.  More detailed information on fastener Standards, Grades, AN/MS/NAS, SAE and ASTM Grade Standards, are found on the Technical Reference page of our website under ID Markings and Fastener Standards Guides.  

Finishes & Plating

There are a variety of fastener finishes to protect from corrosion, achieve a special property or to improve appearance.   Each plating material and finish has its own properties relating to appearance, ability to resist corrosion and ability to reduce friction.

Available Finishes Include:
  • Anodized
  • Black Luster
  • Black Oxide
  • Cadmium
  • Ceramic
  • Chrome
  • Copper
  • Dry Film Lube
  • E Coat
  • Gold
  • Nickel
  • Paint
  • Passivation
  • Phosphates
    • Chromium
    • Iron
    • Manganese
    • Zinc
  • Powder Coat
  • Sealants
  • Silver
  • Tin
  • Zinc / Galvanize
    • Hot-dip
    • Electrodeposited
    • Inorganic
    • Mechanical
For more plating and finishes and their benefits see the Fastener Finishes page under the Technical Resource page.       

Please contact our Certified Fastener Specialists to review your specific requirements at 877-791-4426 or send your request for quote directly to us.
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