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SAE J361

Procedure for Visual Evaluation of Interior and Exterior Automotive Trim

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Organization: SAE
Publication Date: 1 April 2017
Status: active
Page Count: 12
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This SAE Recommended Practice applies to parts and materials used in vehicle manufacture which are intended to be acceptable color matches to a specified standard. This document is intended for use with parts or materials which are opaque or nearly so. Materials covered by this document include topcoat paint finishes, interior soft trim, interior and exterior hard trim, and exterior film and flexible trim. This practice requires judgments by observers with a minimum of normal color vision and preferably superior as rated with the FM-100 Hue Test as specified in ASTM E1499, Guide for Selection, Evaluation, and Training of Observers.

Purpose

The intent of this document is to precisely specify procedures for the visual evaluation of appearance of colored materials or parts incorporated in the manufacture of vehicles. The document provides a consistent engineering practice for the determination of visual color difference between materials or parts of the same or like materials. A suitable fixture providing daylight, fluorescent, and horizon lighting conditions is necessary for this evaluation.

Document History

SAE J361
April 1, 2017
Procedure for Visual Evaluation of Interior and Exterior Automotive Trim
This SAE Recommended Practice applies to parts and materials used in vehicle manufacture which are intended to be acceptable color matches to a specified standard. This document is intended for use...
November 1, 2016
Procedure for Visual Evaluation of Interior and Exterior Automotive Trim
This SAE Recommended Practice applies to parts and materials used in vehicle manufacture which are intended to be acceptable color matches to a specified standard. This document is intended for use...
June 1, 2010
Procedure for Visual Evaluation of Interior and Exterior Automotive Trim
This SAE Recommended Practice applies to parts and materials used in vehicle manufacture which are intended to be acceptable color matches to a specified standard. This document is intended for use...
June 1, 2010
Procedure for Visual Evaluation of Interior and Exterior Automotive Trim
This SAE Recommended Practice applies to parts and materials used in vehicle manufacture which are intended to be acceptable color matches to a specified standard. This document is intended for use...
January 1, 2003
(R) Procedure for Visual Evaluation of Interior and Exterior Automotive Trim
This SAE Recommended Practice applies to parts and materials used in vehicle manufacture which are intended to be acceptable color matches to a specified standard. This document is intended for use...
April 1, 1996
(R) Procedure for Visual Evaluation of Interior and Exterior Automotive Trim
This SAE Recommended Practice applies to parts and materials used in vehicle manufacture which are intended to be acceptable color matches to a specified color standard. This document is intended for...
March 1, 1985
Test Method for Determining Visual Color Match to Master Specimen for Fabrics, Vinyls, Coated Fiberboards, and Other Automotive Trim Materials
This SAE Standard presents a method of matching the color of a test specimen to that of an approved appearance master specimen.

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