Again calling out to engineering people..
Has anyone ever plated mild steel for non-product contact surfaces to combat rust? We have a base for a sifter screen that is mild steel and we keep painting each year. Our maint team suggested powder coating and the powder coat person suggested plating. It is a difference of only $300-400 but if it will not flake off or rust than this is good. I am wondering if anyone has used plated steels in lieu of stainless? Thanks