The hot-dip galvanized coating on a steel bar must withstand bending without flaking or peeling when the bending test is preformed in accordance with the procedure in A143/A143M.
Rebar is commonly bent prior to the hot-dip galvanizing process. Steel reinforcing bars bent cold prior to hot-dip galvanizing should be fabricated to a bend diameter equal to or greater than the specified value in A767/A767M.
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