ASTM WK69264

    New Test Method for Assessment of Visible Surface Particulate Contaminants Using Foam-Back-Tape

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D01.46 | Committee D01 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes a procedure for semi-quantifying visible surface particulates on steel, non-ferrous metals, and other non-ferrous surfaces (i.e. concrete, sheetrock) intended to be painted/coated. It is suitable for both laboratory and field use and can serve as a permanent record, which can prove useful in resolving future disputes.


    Visual Surface Contaminants, Foam Tape


    For proper bonding of coatings, sealer and overlays, it is important that a prepared surface (i.e. steel, non-ferrous materials, concrete, sheetrock, etc.) be properly cleaned, inspected and recorded. This test method allows contractors, applicators and inspectors to obtain a permanent record of the surface cleanliness prior to application. This allows for evaluation/comparison of the tested foam tape to a certified visual percentages. This permanent sample may also prove useful in resolving future disputes.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Thomas Glover

    Draft Under Development