Preparation of Steel Substrates Before Application of Paint and Related Products - Tests for the Assessment of Surface Cleanliness - Part 3: Assessment of Dust on Steel Surfaces Prepared for Painting (Pressure-Sensitive Tape Method); (Corrected and Reprinted - 1993)
|Publication Date:||1 January 1992|
|ICS Code (Surface preparation):||25.220.10|
This part of ISO 8502 describes a method for the assessment of dust remaining on cleaned steel surfaces prepared for painting. It provides pictorial ratings for the assessment of the average quantity of dust. It also provides descriptive classes for the assessment of the average size of the dust particles.
NOTE 1 The quantity ratings and size classes referred to in this part of ISO 8502 are derived from ISO 4628-1:1982, Paints and varnishes - Evaluation of degradation of paint coatings - Designation of intensity, quantity and size of common types of defect - Part 1: General principles and rating schemes.
The method may be carried out
a) as a "pass/fail" test by assessing the quantity of dust present on a test surface, and the average dust particle size, in comparison with specific limits;
b) to provide a permanent record of the dust present on a surface by mounting the tapes used to carry out the tests on tiles, cards or paper, of an appropriate contrasting colour.
This method is suitable for the assessment of dust retained, after cleaning, on a steel surface which corresponded before cleaning to rust grade A, B or C as defined in IS0 8501-I. Because of the limited elasticity of adhesive tape, it is not possible for the tape to penetrate into the deep pits present in cleaned steel that originally corresponded to rust grade D.
While a test procedure in which pressure is applied to a tape using the thumb is subjective, it is usually adequate, especially for use in situations where surfaces free from dust are required. In cases of dispute, except when rust grade C or D is involved, pressure may be applied to the back of the adhesive tape using a spring-loaded roller.