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Previous Quizzes


Thursday, September 18, 2014
What organization offers a standard that gives durability grades of low, medium, and high for paint systems in various environments and levels of surface preparation?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Which of the following statements about SSPC-SP 11, Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal, is correct?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
True or false: To be effective, a seal coat over a thermal-sprayed zinc coating must be applied after a significant amount of natural oxidation has occurred.

Monday, September 15, 2014
Which of the following has been banned as an ingredient in antifouling coatings on ocean-going vessels?

Friday, September 12, 2014
True or false: Some moisture meters for concrete are based on AC impedance.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
True or false: An inorganic zinc-rich primer can be topcoated as soon as it is dry.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
True or false: According to a recent JPCL article, application of silicone foul-release coatings presents numerous problems that need to be overcome.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
What do the terms “working mix” and “operating mix” refer to?

Monday, September 8, 2014
True or false: Coating materials that form films simply by solvent evaporation without chemical change are called thermoplastics.

Friday, September 5, 2014
What is an exempt solvent?

Thursday, September 4, 2014
What kind of corrosion is caused by the formation and collapse of bubbles?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
True or false: A polysiloxane is an aliphatic polyurea.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
True or false: A coating system description in a specification may include surface preparation and quality control requirements.

Friday, August 29, 2014
True or false: Calcium aluminate mortars are sometimes used as linings for rehabilitation of manholes.

Thursday, August 28, 2014
True or false: It is easier to remove coal tar epoxy than coal tar enamel from a steel substrate.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
True or false: A black light test can detect certain oil films on a bare steel substrate.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
What organization maintains a database describing the results of performance testing of bridge coatings?

Monday, August 25, 2014
True or false: There are both pneumatic and electric remote controls for air abrasive blast systems.

Friday, August 22, 2014
True or false: The EPA has decided to abandon its development of a lead-safe Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule for public and commercial projects.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
True or false: A polyaspartic coating is an aliphatic polyurea.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Certain machine guns, like the old Thompson sub-machine gun, are called chopper guns. What is a chopper gun in coatings work?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
True or false: According to a recent JPCL article, foul-release hull coatings can be divided into hard and soft technologies.

Monday, August 18, 2014
Which of the following types of contaminants, introduced in the vicinity of a person wearing a half-mask respirator to determine if it fits properly, are allowed by OSHA for qualitative fit testing?

Friday, August 15, 2014
True or false: Inorganic zinc-rich primers should be topcoated as soon as they appear to be dry.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
What is normally meant by the phrase, “hold the blast?”

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
True or false: Non-osmotic blisters can develop in coatings on concrete floors.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
True or false: The greater the permeability of a coating on concrete, the more effectively it will perform.

Monday, August 11, 2014
What mechanism of corrosion protection does zinc phosphate provide to coatings?

Friday, August 8, 2014
True or false: Ethanol is corrosive and highly water soluble, according to the EPA.

Thursday, August 7, 2014
True or false: A wet blast system can use air pressure, rather than water pressure, as the cleaning force.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
According to a JPCL article in July, how can flash rusting of newly abrasive-blasted steel be prevented or minimized?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Why is a gel coat consisting of paraffin wax in styrene often used over newly applied polyester and vinyl ester linings?

Monday, August 4, 2014
In coatings, “American process” and “French process” refer to the creation of what material?

Friday, August 1, 2014
True or false: Plastic shrinkage cracking of concrete can occur during the first few hours after placement.

Thursday, July 31, 2014
True or false: Some alkyd formulations will not undergo saponification if applied to high-pH substrates.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
In a laboratory test of metalized coatings reported recently in JPCL, which metal or alloy provided the best combination of corrosion protection and service life in immersion and intermittent immersion conditions simulating Bureau of Reclamation exposures?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
True or false: The Maritime Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) is a committee of the United Nations.

Monday, July 28, 2014
All respiratory protection equipment used in the workplace must be approved by what organization?

Thursday, July 24, 2014
True or false: According to a published study, elevated exposure to crystalline silica can result when it is present in coating materials being removed by blast cleaning.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
True or false: Certain coating types can saponify on galvanized surfaces with elevated alkalinity.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
True or false: The Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) was created by ISO.

Monday, July 21, 2014
What type of coating material was described as the most appropriate for overcoating lead-based paint on steel penstocks in a 2009 JPCL article?

Friday, July 18, 2014
If coatings were removed before abrading a concrete floor slab to conduct the ASTM anhydrous calcium chloride test, how much time must elapse between grinding and conducting the test?

Thursday, July 17, 2014
True or false: SSPC’s CAS (Coating Application Specialist) training and certification is based upon a joint SSPC/IUPAT standard.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
True or false: Abrasive particle size, shape, and hardness all have an impact on the creation of surface profile.

Monday, July 7, 2014
Ammonium polyphosphate is most likely to be found in what type of coating?

Thursday, July 3, 2014
What do HUNKOR and CEFRACOR have in common?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Which one of the following organizations does not train and certify coating inspectors?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
What is a common name for the safety cut-out device at the blast nozzle of an abrasive blast system, which is connected to a pressure-relief valve on the blast pot?

Monday, June 30, 2014
True or false: An ASTM subcommittee is working on a proposed standard to test the slip-coefficient properties of coatings used in slip-critical bolted connections.


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