This guide covers the selection and use of procedures for testing traffic paints in the laboratory and in the field. This guide covers the testing of a ready-mixed paint product of sprayable consistency that shall be suitable for use as a reflecting traffic guide on paved roadways. Tests shall be performed in accordance with the following test methods: liquid paint properties; application and appearance properties; properties of the dried film; analysis of paint; and field evaluations. Conditions, such as: substrate type; climatic conditions; service density; traffic type; and presence of foreign matter on the road surface, may affect traffic paint.
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1.1 This guide covers the selection and use of procedures for testing traffic paints in the laboratory and in the field.
1.2 This guide covers the testing of a ready-mixed paint product of sprayable consistency that shall be suitable for use as a reflecting traffic guide on paved roadways.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 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.
C219 Terminology Relating to Hydraulic Cement
D8 Terminology Relating to Materials for Roads and Pavements
D16 Terminology for Paint, Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications
D154 Guide for Testing Varnishes
D185 Test Methods for Coarse Particles in Pigments
D215 Practice for the Chemical Analysis of White Linseed Oil Paints
D562 Test Method for Consistency of Paints Measuring Krebs Unit (KU) Viscosity Using a Stormer-Type Viscometer
D711 Test Method for No-Pick-Up Time of Traffic Paint
D713 Practice for Conducting Road Service Tests on Fluid Traffic Marking Materials
D868 Practice for Determination of Degree of Bleeding of Traffic Paint
D869 Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Settling of Paint
D870 Practice for Testing Water Resistance of Coatings Using Water Immersion
D913 Practice for Evaluating Degree of Traffic Paint Line Wear
D968 Test Methods for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by Falling Abrasive
D969 Test Method for Laboratory Determination of Degree of Bleeding of Traffic Paint
D1210 Test Method for Fineness of Dispersion of Pigment-Vehicle Systems by Hegman-Type Gage
D1309 Test Method for Settling Properties of Traffic Paints During Storage
D1475 Test Method For Density of Liquid Coatings, Inks, and Related Products
D1644 Test Methods for Nonvolatile Content of Varnishes
D1647 Test Methods for Resistance of Dried Films of Varnishes to Water and Alkali
D1729 Practice for Visual Appraisal of Colors and Color Differences of Diffusely-Illuminated Opaque Materials
D1737 Method of Test for Elongation of Attached Organic Coatings with Cylindrical Mandrel Apparatus
D2244 Practice for Calculation of Color Tolerances and Color Differences from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates
D2371 Test Method for Pigment Content of Solvent-Reducible Paints
D2372 Practice for Separation of Vehicle From Solvent-Reducible Paints
D4061 Test Method for Retroreflectance of Horizontal Coatings
E97 Method of Test for Directional Reflectance Factor, 45-Deg 0-Deg, of Opaque Specimens by Broad-Band Filter Reflectometry
E308 Practice for Computing the Colors of Objects by Using the CIE System
U.S. Federal Test Methods Standard 141B
4121 Dry Opacity
coatings; paints; traffic paint; Testing methods--paints/related coatings; Traffic paint;
ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes); 93.080.30 (Road equipment and installations)
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