ASTM D6386 - 10

    Standard Practice for Preparation of Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) Coated Iron and Steel Product and Hardware Surfaces for Painting

    Active Standard ASTM D6386 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.46

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    This practice describes the procedures that can be used to prepare new and weathered zinc-coated surfaces on after-fabrication steel products for painting, and that can improve the bond of paint to the zinc surface.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice describes methods of preparing surfaces of new and weathered hot-dip galvanized steel for painting. Hot-dip galvanized steel is produced by the immersion of fabricated or unfabricated products in a bath of molten zinc, as specified in Specifications A123/A123M or A153/A153M. This practice covers surface preparation on iron and steel products and hardware that have not been painted previously. Galvanized surfaces may have been treated with protective coatings to prevent the occurrence of wet storage stain. This practice does not apply to sheet galvanized steel products nor to the coil coating or continuous roller coating processes. Sheet and coil surface preparation can be done in accordance with Practice D7396.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given 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 to determine the application 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

    A123/A123M Specification for Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) Coatings on Iron and Steel Products

    A153/A153M Specification for Zinc Coating (Hot-Dip) on Iron and Steel Hardware

    A780 Practice for Repair of Damaged and Uncoated Areas of Hot-Dip Galvanized Coatings

    B201 Practice for Testing Chromate Coatings on Zinc and Cadmium Surfaces

    D7396 Guide for Preparation of New, Continuous Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Steel Surfaces for Painting

    E376 Practice for Measuring Coating Thickness by Magnetic-Field or Eddy-Current (Electromagnetic) Testing Methods

    Society for Protective Coatings Specifications

    PaintSpecificationNo Basic Zinc Chromate-Vinyl Butyral Wash Primer


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.220.10 (Surface preparation)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D6386-10

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