Standard Active Last Updated: Jun 06, 2019
ASTM F485-08(2019)

Standard Practice for Effects of Cleaners on Unpainted Aircraft Surfaces

Significance and Use

3.1 This practice is used to ensure that candidate aircraft surface cleaners do not leave a residue which, on drying, would leave a permanent stain requiring polishing to remove.


1.1 This practice describes the procedure used to determine the effect of cleaners on unpainted aircraft surfaces. Visual observation is used for determining streaking or permanent stains which require polishing to remove.

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information.

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: 15.03
Developed by Subcommittee: F07.07
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/F0485-08R19
ICS Code: 49.040