All of our boat stand bases are fully hot dip galvanized, and the K3 is no exception. Coated in it's entirety - inside and out - this stand is comparable to Rusty stand's painted model. But wait, don't they sell a galvanized unit as well? Only in the KS4 according to their website. Considering the painted competition prices out about $70 more than our galvanized unit (Top and base, they do not have the base only available on their site)... do you even want to know what they might charge for this?