Standard Historical Last Updated: Dec 31, 2010
ASTM D2651-01

Standard Guide for Preparation of Metal Surfaces for Adhesive Bonding


1.1 This guide covers procedures that have proved satisfactory for preparing various wrought metal surfaces for adhesive bonding. It does not address the preparation of cast metals.

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 Surface preparation methods are included for:

Aluminum Alloys7
Stainless Steel8
Carbon Steel9
Titanium Alloys10
Magnesium Alloys11
Copper and Copper Alloys12

1.4 Procedures included herein are based on the commercial practice of numerous agencies and organizations. The methods may be revised or supplemented, as necessary, to include methods based on proven performance.

1.5 The surface preparation of metal systems used for qualification and quality control testing of the adhesive should be agreed upon by both manufacturer and user.

1.6 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.06
Developed by Subcommittee: D14.80
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.1520/D2651-01
ICS Code: 83.180