Plenty of “comparable” truck scales are designed and built with both a top and underside plate. This closed-bottom style produces a cavity for harsh moisture buildup. This moisture content build-up results in the rusting of inner parts encased in the cavity. That corrosive rust could eventually result in total failure of the scale. Rice Lakeâ€™s SURVIVOR steel deck truck scales include a completely open-bottom design and style. The open-bottom layout enables unhindered airflow removing the cavity in which rust-causing moisture can build-up. Plus, a 2-to 4-mills thick high solids urethane paint finish is applied over the primer. The urethane paint provides excellent durability, mar and chemical resistance as well as a smooth, glossy finish and gives every SURVIVORÂ® scale its polished look and added protection against the environment.