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D823 Standard Practices for Producing Films of Uniform Thickness of Paint, Varnish, and Related Products on Test Panels

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Revision Date: December 06, 2012
Updated On: June 03, 2013
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4.1 These practices should be used for those coatings that are designed for spray applications of objects in the factory or in the field. It is particularly important that it be used in the evaluation of metallic coatings for appearance properties, such as gloss and color.

4.2 Coatings applied by this test method may exhibit a slight orange-peel or spray wave.

1.1 Five practices are given for preparing films of uniform thickness of coatings on test panels. These practices are: Practice A—Automatic Spray Machine Application Practice B—Motor-Driven Dip Coater Application Practice C—Motor-Driven Blade Film Application Practice D—Hand-Held Spray Gun Application Practice E—Hand-Held Blade Film Application

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 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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