ASTM D1882 - 96(2012)

    Standard Test Method for Effect of Cooling System Chemical Solutions on Organic Finishes for Automotive Vehicles

    Active Standard ASTM D1882 | Developed by Subcommittee: D15.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.05


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This test method will distinguish between cooling system chemical solutions that do or do not have a tendency to change the surface appearance when applied to organic finishes used on vehicles. Such changes may be manifested by discoloration, loss of gloss, softening, swelling, or other similar phenomena.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method determines the effect of cooling system chemical solutions on organic finishes used on motor vehicles. Cooling system chemicals include: coolants or corrosion inhibitors, or both, cooling system cleaners or flushes, or both, and stop leak additives.

    Note 1This test method is a modification of Practice D1540.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values stated in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D609 Practice for Preparation of Cold-Rolled Steel Panels for Testing Paint, Varnish, Conversion Coatings, and Related Coating Products

    D1176 Practice for Sampling and Preparing Aqueous Solutions of Engine Coolants or Antirusts for Testing Purposes

    D1540 Method of Test for Effect of Chemical Agents on Organic Finishes Used in the Transportation Industry


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.100.45 (Refrigerants and antifreezes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D1882-96R12

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