Active Standard ASTM D3758 | Developed by Subcommittee: D21.04
Book of Standards Volume: 15.04
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Significance and Use
Spray buff products are utilized for the maintenance of polished floors. This practice is for the evaluation of a spray buff product against a reference product. The procedure is a floor test utilizing a rotary-disc floor machine. This practice as currently written may or may not be applicable for machines in excess of 350 R.P.M.
1.1 This practice covers the comparison of the performance of spray-buff products on test floors against a reference material. Spray-buff products are to be used to maintain base floor-polish films. This technique is intended to be used on water-emulsion floor polishes with a floor machine not exceeding 95 lb (43 kg) in weight and with a rate of rotation of 350 rpm or less.
1.2 Gloss, heel marking, soil resistance, and slip resistance of the spray-buffed test panels are rated in comparison to test panels similarly maintained with a reference spray-buff product.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
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.
D523 Test Method for Specular Gloss
D1455 Test Method for 60 Specular Gloss of Emulsion Floor Polish
Chemical Specialties Manufacturers Association Test Methods245-70 Comparative Determination Slip Resistance of Floor Polishes Available from Chemical Specialties Manufacturers Assn., Inc., 1913 Eye Street, N. W., Washington, DC 20006. Test Methods and General Information, Waxes, Polishes, and Floor Finishes Div.