This specification covers corrosion-inhibiting adhesive primers for use on aluminum alloys that are to be adhesively bonded in the fabrication of honeycomb sandwich panels for tactical shelters. When applied to a properly cleaned surface of aluminum alloy, the primer imparts corrosion resistance and forms a surface suitable for structural bonding and coating with shelter paint finishes. The primer shall be a pigmented liquid composed of a modified epoxy resin system, compounded so that it can be spray-applied to produce a continuous coating without the addition of any solvent. Uncured primers shall be tested for solids content, inhibitor content, storage stability, shelf life, color, sprayability, and curing properties. Cured films, on the other hand, shall be tested on adhesion to metal, impact resistance, pencil hardness, water resistance, environmental resistance, corrosion resistance, humidity aging, heat resistance, and low-temperature shock. Finally, bonded specimens shall be tested and conform to normal-, low-, and high-temperature lap shears, humidity-exposure lap shear, salt-spray exposure lap shear, and normal- and low-temperature floating roller peel strengths.
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1.1 This specification covers sprayable, pigmented liquid primers for use on aluminum alloys that are to be adhesively bonded in the fabrication of honeycomb sandwich panels for tactical shelters. When applied to a properly cleaned surface of aluminum alloy, the primer imparts corrosion resistance and forms a surface suitable for structural bonding using adhesives complying with Specification E 865 and for coating with shelter paint finishes.
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.
B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
B209 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate
D522 Test Methods for Mandrel Bend Test of Attached Organic Coatings
D1002 Test Method for Apparent Shear Strength of Single-Lap-Joint Adhesively Bonded Metal Specimens by Tension Loading (Metal-to-Metal)
D3167 Test Method for Floating Roller Peel Resistance of Adhesives
E864 Practice for Surface Preparation of Aluminum Alloys to Be Adhesively Bonded in Honeycomb Shelter Panels
E865 Specification for Structural Film Adhesives for Honeycomb Sandwich Panels
E1749 Terminology Relating to Rigid Wall Relocatable Shelters
adhesive bond; aluminum; corrosion resistance; honeycomb sandwich panels; primer; relocatable shelters;
ICS Number Code 83.180 (Adhesives)
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