What is the correct term for a zinc electroplated bolt? Is electroplated sufficient, or is more proper to use “zinc plated”, or “zinc coated”? Or do all of these terms describe the same thing?
Also, how does this affect friction values when using plated bolts and nuts when compared to plain steel? Some sites I found say friction increases with coating, and therefore applied torque values will also need to increase for the same loading on a bolted joint, but other sites say friction decreases. But since each source uses different terms to describe the coating I am not sure if I am comparing the same things.