ASTM D660 - 93(2011)

    Standard Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Checking of Exterior Paints

    Active Standard ASTM D660 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.25

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.01


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    Significance and Use

    Since checking is not easily recognizable, this test method is intended to provide, through definition and illustrations, a means of evaluating the degree of this film failure.

    1. Scope

    1.1 The illustrated reference standards included in this test method are representative of degrees and types of checking of exterior paint films. These standards are primarily intended for comparative evaluation.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D0660-93R11

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