Protective Coatings for Steel Structures: Laboratory and Field Evaluation and Development of a Model Coating Guide Specification.
Final rept. Jun 77-Jan 80,
AIR FORCE ENGINEERING AND SERVICES CENTER TYNDALL AFB FL ENGINEERING AND SERVICES LAB
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The effectiveness and durability characteristics of ten specially selected coating systems were evaluated using laboratory and outdoor exposure testing techniques. Test emphasis was placed on testing combinations of coating materials that could protect high value steel structures. Additionally, the authors have written a model coating guide specification. This specification, when combined with a special Paint Inspectors Guide that was also developed as a part of this project, will help coatings specifiers select proper coating systems based on the existing nature and condition of the surface to be coated. The Paint Inspectors Guide is included as Appendix A to this report. It can be used by paint inspectors to help characterize paint failures and to advise paint inspectors when overseeing painting applications. Author
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