ASTM D7396 - 08

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

    Active Standard ASTM D7396 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.46

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    This guide describes procedures that can be used to prepare new zinc-coated surfaces for painting and improve the bond of paint to the zinc surface.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers surface cleaning and various methods of treating new zinc-coated by the continuous process (galvanized) surfaces produced by either the hot-dip method or by electroplating. This guide covers surfaces that have not been treated previously at the mill to provide temporary protection against staining by moisture other than by easily removed protective oils (see Appendix X1). For preparing surfaces of new or weathered items of zinc-coated steel produced by batch processing, refer to Practice D 6386.

    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 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.

    ASTM Standards

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

    D4285 Test Method for Indicating Oil or Water in Compressed Air

    D6386 Practice for Preparation of Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) Coated Iron and Steel Product and Hardware Surfaces for Painting

    D6492 Practice for Detection of Hexavalent Chromium On Zinc and Zinc/Aluminum Alloy Coated Steel


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.220.20 (Surface treatment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D7396-08

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