Standard Practice for Measuring MEK Resistance of Ethyl Silicate (Inorganic) Zinc-Rich Primers by Solvent Rub
|Publication Date:||1 February 2010|
This practice describes a solvent rub technique for assessing the MEK resistance of ethyl silicate (inorganic) zinc-rich primers. The MEK resistance of some twocomponent ethyl silicate zinc-rich primers has been shown to correlate well with the cure of the primer as determined by diffuse reflectance infrared spectroscopy.2 The technique can be used in the laboratory, field, or in the fabricating shop. Practice D5402 is the preferred method for organic coatings.
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2 Starr, T. L., Henton, L. E., Lewis, W. S., and Rideout, F. A., "Improved Field Reliability of High Performance Coating Systems: Phase II-Develop Procedures and Criteria in Critical Performance Areas," available from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, 40 24th St., Sixth Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, www.sspc.org.
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