Most of the test methods for the coatings raw materials are described by ASTM

Standard ASTM test methods for coatings


Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus B117-97 
Terminology for Paint, Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications D16-98b
Sampling and Testing Volatile Solvents and Chemical Intermediates for Use in Paint and Related Coatings and Material D268-96 
Mandrel Bend Test of Attached Organic Coatings D522-93a 
Specular Gloss D523-89(1999) 
Conducting Tests on Paint and Related Coatings and Materials Using Filtered Open-Flame Carbon-Arc Exposure Apparatus D822-96 
Producing Films of Uniform Thickness of Paint, Varnish, and Related Products on Test Panels D823-95 
Testing Water Resistance of Coatings Using Water Immersion D870-97 
Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by Falling Abrasive D968-93 
Laboratory Determination of Degree of Bleeding of Traffic Paint D969-85(1998) 
Measurement of Dry-Film Thickness of Organic Coatings Using Micrometers D1005-95 
Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Nonmagnetic Coatings Applied to a Ferrous Base D1186-93 
Measurement of Wet Film Thickness of Organic Coatings D1212-91(1996)e1 
Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Nonconductive Coatings Applied to a Nonferrous Metal Base D1400-94 
Indentation Hardness of Organic Coatings D1474-98 
Density of Liquid Coatings, Inks, and Related Products D1475-98 
Acid Value of Organic Coating Materials D1639-90(1996)e1 
Drying, Curing, or Film Formation of Organic Coatings at Room Temperature D1640-95(1999) 
Testing Water Resistance of Coatings Using Water Fog Apparatus D1735-99 
Test Method for Determining the Hardness of Organic Coatings with a Sward-Type Hardness Rocker D2134-93 
Adhesion of Organic Coatings by Scrape Adhesion D2197-98 
Testing Water Resistance of Coatings in 100% Relative Humidity D2247-99 
Detergent Resistance of Organic Finishes D2248-93 
Volatile Content of Coatings D2369-98 
Tensile Properties of Organic Coatings D2370-98 
Pigment Content of Solvent-Reducible Paints D2371-85(1999) 
Determining the Effect of Overbaking on Organic Coatings D2454-95 
Light Stability of Clear Coatings D2620-87(1995)e1 
Volume Nonvolatile Matter in Clear or Pigmented Coatings D2697-86(1998) 
Resistance of Organic Coatings to the Effects of Rapid Deformation (Impact) D2794-93(1999)e1 
Filiform Corrosion Resistance of Organic Coatings on Metal D2803-93 
Determining Volatile and Nonvolatile Content of Paint and Related Coatings D2832-92(1999) 
Chipping Resistance of Coatings D3170-87(1996)e1 
Unreacted Toluene Diisocyanates in Urethane Prepolymers and Coating Solutions by Gas Chromatography D3432-89(1996)e1 
Determining Constituents Classified as Hazardous Contained in Protective Coatings D3630-89(1993) 
Reporting Cure Times of Ultraviolet-Cured Coatings D3732-82(1996)e1 
Testing Coil Coatings D3794-94 
Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content of Paints and Related Coatings D3960-98 
Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by the Taber Abraser D4060-95 
Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Protective Coating Systems by Destructive Means D4138-94
Determining Volatile and Nonvolatile Content of Pigments D4139-82(1999) 
Volatile and Nonvolatile Content of Driers, Drying Oils, Naval Stores, and Solvents D4140-82(1996)
Conducting Accelerated Outdoor Exposure Tests of Coatings D4141-95 
Estimating Package Stability of Coatings for Ultraviolet Curing D4144-94(1999) 
Coating Flexibility of Prepainted Sheet D4145-83(1996)e1 
Applying Coil Coatings Using The Wire-Wound Drawdown Bar D4147-99 
Hardness of Organic Coatings by Pendulum Damping Tests D4366-95 
Pull-Off Strength of Coatings Using Portable Adhesion Testers D4541-95e1 
Testing Water Resistance of Coatings Using Controlled Condensation D4585-99 
Preparation of Uniform Free Films of Organic Coatings D4708-99 
Conducting Tests on Paints and Related Coatings and Materials Using Enclosed Carbon-Arc Exposure Apparatus D5031-96 
Amount of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Released from Solventborne Automotive Coatings and Available for Removal in a VOC Control Device (Abatement) D5087-91(1994) 
Mar Resistance of Organic Coatings D5178-98 
Measuring Adhesion of Organic Coatings to Plastic Substrates by Direct Tensile Testing D5179-98 
Calculating Formulation Physical Constants of Paints and Coatings D5201-97 
Assessing the Solvent Resistance of Organic Coatings Using Solvent Rubs D5402-93(1999) 
Volatile Content of Radiation Curable Materials D5403-93(1998) 
Preparation, Maintenance, and Distribution of Physical Product Standards for Color and Geometric Appearance of Coatings D5531-94(1999) 
Instrumental Measurement of Distinctness-of-Image Gloss of Coating Surfaces D5767-95(1999) 
Measuring Times of Drying or Curing During Film Formation of Organic Coatings Using Mechanical Recorders D5895-96 
Dry Abrasion Mar Resistance of High Gloss Coatings D6037-96 
Acetone Content of Solvent-Reducible and Water-Reducible Paints, Coatings, Resins, and Raw Materials by Direct Injection Into a Gas Chromatograph D6133-97 
Test Method for Rub Abrasion Mar resistance of High Gloss Coatings D6279-99 
Short Term Vehicle Service Exposure of Automotive Coatings D6486-99 

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