Active Standard ASTM D3002 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.55
Book of Standards Volume: 06.02
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Significance and Use
This guide is designed to set up a series of screening tests that will indicate the performance level to be expected of a coating or coating system on a given plastic substrate.
Plastic substrates vary widely in their acceptance characteristics for a given coating.
Note 1—Not all tests apply to all plastics.
Surface cleaning or preparation prior to application of the coating can be critical to the proper performance of the coating.
1.1 This guide is intended for the evaluation of clear and pigmented coatings designed for use on rigid or semirigid plastic substrates. Coated film and sheeting are not covered by this guide.
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.
D522 Test Methods for Mandrel Bend Test of Attached Organic Coatings
D523 Test Method for Specular Gloss
D658 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by Air Blast Abrasive
D822 Practice for Filtered Open-Flame Carbon-Arc Exposures of Paint and Related Coatings
D870 Practice for Testing Water Resistance of Coatings Using Water Immersion
D968 Test Methods for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by Falling Abrasive
D1308 Test Method for Effect of Household Chemicals on Clear and Pigmented Organic Finishes
D1729 Practice for Visual Appraisal of Colors and Color Differences of Diffusely-Illuminated Opaque Materials
D2199 Test Method for Measurement of Plasticizer Migration From Vinyl Fabrics to Lacquers
D2244 Practice for Calculation of Color Tolerances and Color Differences from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates
D2246 Test Method for Finishes on Primed Metallic Substrates for Humidity-Thermal Cycle Cracking
D2247 Practice for Testing Water Resistance of Coatings in 100 % Relative Humidity
D3170 Test Method for Chipping Resistance of Coatings
D3359 Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test
D3361 Practice for Unfiltered Open-Flame Carbon-Arc Exposures of Paint and Related Coatings
D3363 Test Method for Film Hardness by Pencil Test
D4060 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by the Taber Abraser
D4141 Practice for Conducting Black Box and Solar Concentrating Exposures of Coatings
D4587 Practice for Fluorescent UV-Condensation Exposures of Paint and Related Coatings
D5031 Practice for Enclosed Carbon-Arc Exposure Tests of Paint and Related Coatings
D5179 Test Method for Measuring Adhesion of Organic Coatings to Plastic Substrates by Direct Tensile Testing
D6695 Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposures of Paint and Related Coatings
G99 Test Method for Wear Testing with a Pin-on-Disk Apparatus
ICS Number Code 25.220.01 (Surface treatment and coating in general); 83.020 (Manufacturing processes in the rubber and plastics industries)