Gold Bond Press Room bolts are forged and utilize heat treated alloy steel. Forging provides extra strength by eliminating the weakness often found at the joint of head and shaft in machined bolts. The alloy steel is heat treated for a minimum tensile strength of 150,000 psi and a hardness of 302-352 BHN (33-39 RC).
Gold Bond bolts conform to or exceed current SAE-J-429 Grade 8 requirements and specifications of SAE-5-123. The threads are National Coarse - Class 2A.
Zinc plating protects against rust and corrosion. The gold finish identifies Gold Bond. These bolts are the superior press room bolt.