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Chromate conversion coating testing
In our specifications for signing materials, we specify a chromate conversion coating for the aluminum sign panels and blanks.
One of our vendors has established a new method for applying the chromate and we would like to test for the Coating Mass per Unit Area. A procedure is called out in ASTM B449 [affil link], however I do not have access to the procedure, ISO 3892 [affil link]. Does anyone have a copy of this procedure that they could send to me?
Your help is appreciated in advance.
Missouri Department of Transportation - Jefferson City, Missouri
You do not need Standard you need to make stripping test by removing the conversion coating by concentrated Nitric Acid Solution.
You have to weigh the panel before stripping and after and make your calculation. One important limitation: You ought to make the test only maximum four hours after application otherwise the coating is not removable.
YB Plating Engineering and Quality - Haifa Israel
Have you contacted ASTM? Do you need the ASTM or the ISO specification, or is the ISO called out in ASTM B449
[affil link] ?
Best regards, Tom
Falls Township, Pennsylvania
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