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Daily Quiz (18)

Why does the EPA make some solvents exempt from VOC calculations?

True or false: Some coatings become solvent-resistant, as shown by a solvent rub test, before they are sufficiently cured for service.

What is the term used to describe solvents with limited photochemical reactivity?

True or false: “Solvent pop” occurs because of hackles in a steel substrate.

The last solvent in a solvent blend to evaporate from an applied coating film is called what?

What is an exempt solvent?

Retained water-soluble solvents within a coating film in immersion or continuous high moisture service will, most likely, lead to what kind of failure?

A solvent rub test is used on coatings for what main purpose?

What solvent is used in the solvent rub test for cure of inorganic zinc coatings?

What is solvent popping?

Anatase and rutile are types of what paint component?

True or False: Exempt solvents are highly photochemically reactive.

What is an exempt solvent?

What is meant by the word “exempt” in the phrase “exempt solvent?”

Inside a confined space, where do solvent vapors normally collect?

Which of the following solvents is not a hydrocarbon type?

When you add non-exempt solvents as thinners to a high solids coating, what happens to the VOC content?

Which of the following is not an oxygenated solvent?


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