Standard Active Last Updated: Oct 08, 2020
ASTM D6625-13(2020)

Standard Practice for Conducting a Test of Protective Properties of Polish Applied to a Painted Panel Using Fluorescent UV-Condensation Light- and Water-Exposure Apparatus

Significance and Use

3.1 Organic coatings on exterior exposure are subjected to attack by degrading elements of the weather, particularly ultraviolet light, oxygen, and water. This practice may be used for evaluating the protective behavior of polish film applied to a coating. This polish-coated coating is then exposed in an apparatus that produces ultraviolet radiation, temperature variation, and water condensation for a given time period.

3.2 No single light exposure apparatus, with or without water, can be specified as a direct simulation of natural exposure. This practice does not imply a specific correlation with outdoor exposure. It is, however, useful in screening the relative protective qualities of a polish within the test parameter.


1.1 This practice covers the selection of test conditions from Practice G53 to be employed for exposure testing of polish-coated paint, related coatings, and materials. This practice covers the basic principles and operating procedures for using fluorescent ultraviolet (UV) and condensation apparatus to simulate the deterioration caused by sunlight and water as rain or dew.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.04
Developed by Subcommittee: D21.04
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/D6625-13R20
ICS Code: 19.020; 87.020