Performance Specs, Tests & Methods

All Sun/UV Cured PRESTO!™ Products Meet or Exceed The Following Performance Specifications, Standards and Testing Methods

Since 1988, PRESTO!™ has undergone extensive testing. Tests were performed by our labs during product development, by our customers and by independent labs. PRESTO!™ made ground breaking performance claims that needed to be verified. Since ’88, PRESTO!™ was subject to at least one of the following tests and methods accumulated over the years.

For the first time, we have collected the tests and methods that PRESTO!™ was subject to. The following summates the performance specifications, standards and standard that our products surpass.

In-house testing appears in BLUE below.


General Motors SAE Standards & Testing

GM4901M-D-2005 Surpasses the following tests to meet the GM4901M Specification:

• Surpasses  Tukon Hardness – point of hardness of paint film after cure;

+Tabor Abraser Tests 300-700% harder than epoxy and 2K clear;

• Surpasses Humidity Adhesion – durability of paint films exposed to rain and damp weather conditions;

+4 weeks immersion in 50% wt. NaOH Solution has no effect on PRESTO!™ film properties;

+Used as marine gelcoat/fiberglass coating above and below water line. Stops oxidation of polyester resin (gelcoat);

+Surpasses Q-Fog Corrosion testing;

• Surpasses Chip Resistance – resistance of paint films to stone chipping and or small mars caused by road dirt/gravel;

+Surpasses Gravelometer testing;

• Surpasses Cycle Test – durability of paint films going from cold-to-hot-to-cold or hot-to-cold-to-hot conditions;

+Shock Tested: Sample cooled to -70C for 4 hours then dropped immediately and directly into boiling water and allowed to dwell 30 min. The sample is then returned to the freezer for 4 hour.  This cycle is repeated 5 times.

• Surpasses Gas Resistance – resistance of paint to staining or softening when exposed to gasoline;

+Surpasses Gasoline;

+Impervious to Aircraft Stripper, Acetone or any other solvent system;

• Surpasses Chemical Resistance – resistance to environmental chemicals/ products;

+Substituted 10% solutions of Nitric, Sulfuric and Hydrochloric Acids with 100% full strength acids no effect on film properties (not even gloss) after 5 minute dwell;

• Surpasses Weather Resistance – overall long-term durability of the paint system as related to cracking, crazing, fading, hazing, fogging or any other customer dissatisfaction issues;

+Surpasses QUV Accelerated Weathering Testing;

+Surpasses Xenon Arc Testing;

+Surpasses “Birdometer” exposure;

• Surpasses ALL VOC Rules and Regulations with an absolute VOC content of 0.00000000% VOC;

• Contains NO free isocyanates or any other toxic components;

General Motors SAE Specification

  Test

GM 4350M Painted Part Performance Requirement
GM 9070P Flammability
GM 4298P Salt Spray Test
GM 4465P Water Fog Humidity Test
GM 6090M Flammability of Materials
GM 9071P Tape Adhesion Test for Paint Finishes
GMW 3286 Procedure for Neutral Salt Spray Test
GMW 15282 Corrosion/Undercutting Scribe Creepback
GM 9502P Knife Cross-Hatch Adhesion Test
GMW 15272 Corrosion Performance Specification
GMW 15635 Determination of Aldehyde and Ketone Emissions from Interior Materials
GMW 14914 Test Fluids for Fuel Resistant Testing
GMW 14829 Tape Adhesion Test for Paint Finishes
GMW 14729 Procedures for High Humidity Test
GMW 14700 Stone Impact Resistance of Coatings
GMW 14671 Organic Coating Performance for Underhood and Underbody Components
GMW 14669 Organic Coating/Finish Performance for Exterior and Interior Metallic Materials
GM 9506P Dime Scrape Test to Determine Paint Adhesion & Brittleness
GM 9507P Thumbnail Hardness Test for Painted Parts
GM 9509P Solvent Rub Method for Determining Cure of Painted Metal or Plastic Substrates
GM 9511P SCAB Corrosion Creepback of Paint Systems on Metal Substrates
GM 9540P Accelerated Corrosion Test
GM 9675P Test for Dynamic Flex Fatigue
GM 9838P Tape Lamination to Automotive Components
GMW 14334 Chemical Resistance to Fluids
GME 60400 Abrasion Resistance
GMW 14333 Resistance to Fuels of Exterior Automotive Materials and Components
GMW 14162 Colorfastness to Artificial Weathering
GMW 9538 Weathering Exposure Tests for Interior Trims
GMW 3205 Determining the Resistance to Odor Propagation of Interior Materials
GMW 3235 Fogging Characteristics of Trim Materials
GMW 3232 Test Method for Determining the Flammability of Interior Trim Materials
GMW 3208 Rotary Abrasion Test, Taber Type

Ford SAE Specification

 Test 

WSS-M2P188-A1 Resistance to Fade
ESB-M2P29 Paint performance, Functional Exterior Parts. Used in conjunction with FORD WSS-M99P1111-A
ESB-M2P28 For visible parts subject to severe weathering corrosion or are required to be functional over a long period of time.
ESB-M2P29 for parts which are subject to less severe weathering, corrosion or functional requirements.
ESB-M2P30-A Paint performance, functional exterior parts
FOESB-M2P30-B Paint performance, functional exterior parts – light duty. Used in conjunction with FORD WSS- M99P1111-A
BI 103-01 Salt Spray Resistance Test for Painted Panels and Parts
BI 104-01 Water Immersion Test for Painted Parts & Panel
BI 104-02 Condensing Water Vapor Test
BI 106-01 Coating Adhesion Test
BI 106-03 Hydrolysis Resistance of Painted Plastic Panels
BI 107-05 Thermal Shock Test for Coating Adhesion
BI 113-02 Resistance to Acid Spotting
BI 117-01 Thickness Measurement of Paint Films
BI 161-01 Mar Resistance Determination for Automotive Coatings
BI 168-01 Fluid Resistance of Chassis & Exterior Materials for Incidental Exposure
BO 116-01 Resistance to Interior Weathering
BO 116-03 Interior Trim – Fogging Characteristics
BO 131-03 Interior Odor Test
BO 160-04 Resistance of Plastic Painted Parts to High Pressure Cleaning Operations
BV 101-07 Stress Durability Test for Lap-Shear Bonds
BZ 156-01 Determination of Formaldehyde, Aldehyde, and Ketone Emissions
BZ 157-01 Determination of Organic Emissions from Non-Metallic Materials
CETP: 00.00-L-467 Accelerated Cyclic Corrosion Test
ESB-M70J5-A Thermosetting Polyester
MA-0005 Resistance to Fade
MA-0015 Chemical Compatibility
MA-0022 Scratch Resistance
MA-0024 Cold Impact-Interior Components and Hard Instrument Panels
MA-0124 Resistance to Exterior Weathering – Accelerated
MA-0128 Simulated Sunload Resistance – Exterior
MA-0130 Humidity Aging
MA-0131 Heat Age Exposure – Exterior
     WSS-M2P177-B1 – B2 Paint Performance
WSS-M2P177-C1 – C3 Paint Performance
WSS-M2P178-A – A3 Paint Performance
WSS-M2P180-A Paint Performance, Rigid Substrates, Exterior
WSS-M2P190-A Resistance to Artificial Weathering
WSS-M2P190-A1 Paint Performance, Visible Metallic Interior Parts.
WSS-M5P8-B1 – B2 Lighting Metallization, Plastic & Metal Substrates

Chrysler SAE Specification

Test

CS-Corrosion Corrosion Requirement
PF-7051 Paint Continuous Performance – PPAP & PSO
AS-10169 Surface Appearance Requirements for Fascias & Exterior Components
49-00023 Performance Requirements for Paint Finish Systems
LP-463DD-8-02 Accelerated Service Temperature Tests
LP-463LB-13-01 Heat Aging of Trim Materials
LP-463DD-18-01 Determination of Scratch and Mar Resistance of Automotive Plastics
LP-463KB-12-01 Weatherometer Test of Automotive Type Trim Materials
LP-463PB-31-01 Resistance of Paint Films to Various Fluids
LP-463PB-57-02 Determination of Asphalt Staining of Exterior Plastics
LP-463PB-57-03 Determination of Automotive Fluids Staining of Plastics
LP-12491 Wax Whitening Resistance
MS-JP9-8 Chemical & Abrasion Resistance of Plastics, Exterior Applications

BMW SAE Specification

Test

AA-0224 Cyclic Corrosion Test
AA-P 177 Crosshatch Testing
AA-P 224 Condensation Water Constant Atmosphere Test
AA-P 288 Accelerated Weathering Color Stability
AA-P 187 Multi-Stone Chip Test with Salt Water Exposure
AA-P 192 Determination of Multi-Stone Chip Resistance
AA-P 193 Single Impact Testing
AA-P 194 Chemical Resistance
AA-P 225 CASS
BMW GS 97019 E Coats Standard
BMW TP 303.5 Alternating Climate Test for Trim Parts
BMW AA-0026 Aging Resistance Test
BMW AA-0180 Cross Hatch Testing
BMW AA-0213 Condensation Water Constant
BMW GS 97045-2& Coatings on Plastic Parts
BMW GS 95003-4 Environmental Testing
BMW GS 95003-5 Chemical Resistance
BMW GS 97034-1 Manual Abrasion Test
BMW GS 97034-2 Finger Nail Test
BMW GS 97034-3 Shoe Sole Test
BMW GS 97038 Burning Behavior
BMW GS 97045-1 Painted Plastic Parts Interior & Exterior
BMW GS 97045-2 Painted Plastic Parts Interior & Exterior
ISO 2409 Cross Cut Test
PA-P 028 Crosshatch Testing
PA-P 100 Determining the Reflectometer Value (Gloss)
TP 303.5 Alternating Climate Test for Trim Parts

Mercedes SAE Specification

Test

DBL 7399 General Conditions and Tests for Enamels, paints and similar coating materials and associated coatings
DBL 7381 Coating for major passenger car components/ body panels and other functional parts with high corrosive stress
DBL 5555 Supply Specification Finished parts and semi-finished products made of organic polymer materials

Subaru SAE Specification

Test

TS-371-00-004 Test Method of Exterior Parts Quality Requirement
TS-371-00-009 Quality Standard of Painting for Exterior Plastic Parts
TS-371-00-010 Basic Characteristic Specifications of Exterior Plastic Molding Parts
TS-420-6-21 Standard of Adhesion for Tape Material

ISUZU

ISUZU ISC-F20-013   Test Procedure for Accelerated Weathering (Open-flame Sunshine Carbon-arc Type and Enclosed Carbon-arc Type)

DELPHI DX900140  OUTDOOR WEATHERING OF AUTOMOTIVE EXTERIOR MATERIALS


SAE J1961  Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Exterior Materials Using a Solar Fresnel Reflector Apparatus

SAE J2020  Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Exterior Materials Using a Fluorescent UV and Condensation Apparatus


Pertinent ASTM StandardS

ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

ASTM D7091-05 Standard Practice for Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Nonmagnetic Coatings Applied to Ferrous Metals and Nonmagnetic, Nonconductive Coatings Applied to Non-Ferrous Metals

ASTM D2794-93(2004)  Standard Test Method for Resistance of Organic Coatings to the Effects of Rapid Deformation (Impact).

ASTM D3029-95 Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Flat Rigid Plastic Specimens by Means of a Tup (Falling Weight) (Withdrawn 1995 replaced by D5420 & D5628).

ASTM D4226-16 Standard Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Building Products

ASTM D5420 Standard Test Method for Impact Resistance of Flat, Rigid Plastic Specimen by Means of a Striker Impacted by a Falling Weight (Gardner Impact)

ASTM D5628 Standard Test Method for Impact Resistance of Flat, Rigid Plastic Specimens by Means of a Falling Dart (Tup or Falling Mass)

ASTM D2794-93(2010) Standard Test Method for Resistance of Organic Coatings to the Effects of Rapid Deformation (Impact)

ASTM D522-93a(2001)  Standard Test Methods for Mandrel Bend Test of Attached Organic Coatings (Mandrel)

ASTM D3359-02 (Method “A” or X-Cut, and “B” or Cross Hatch)  Standard Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test

ASTM D3363-05  Standard Test Method for Film Hardness by Pencil Test

ASTM D4060-07  Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by the Taber Abraser

ASTM D3170-03  Standard Test Method for Chipping Resistance of Coatings (“Gravelometer”)

ASTM D523-89(1999)  Standard Test Method for Specular Gloss

ASTM D2244-07  Standard Practice for Calculation of Color Tolerances and Color Differences from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates

ASTM D1308-02e1 Standard Test Method for Effect of Household Chemicals on Clear and Pigmented Organic Finishes

ASTM D2247-02  Standard Practice for Testing Water Resistance of Coatings in 100% Relative Humidity

ASTM B117-07 Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus

ASTM D610-01 Standard Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Rusting on Painted Steel Surfaces

ASTM D1654-05 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Painted or Coated Specimens Subjected to Corrosive Environments

ASTM D1014-02 Standard Practice for Conducting Exterior Exposure Tests of Paints and Coatings on Metal Substrates

ASTM D4141-01 (Procedure A,  Procedure B [discontinued] and Procedure C) Standard Practice for Conducting Black Box and Solar Concentrating Exposures of Coatings

ASTM F502  Standard Test Method for Effects of Cleaning and Chemical Maintenance Materials on Painted Aircraft Surfaces

ASTM D1239 Standard Test Method for Resistance of Plastic Films to Extraction by Chemicals

ASTM D543 Standard Practices for Evaluating the Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents

ASTM 06.01 Paint – Tests for chemical, physical, and optical properties.

ASTM D5590 Standard Test Method for Determining the Resistance of Paint Films and Related Coatings to Fungal Defacement by Accelerated Four-Week Agar Plate Assay.

ASTM D2486  Standard Test Methods for Scrub Resistance of Wall Paints

ASTM C1138M  Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Concrete (Underwater Method)

ASTM D1849 Standard Test Method for Package Stability of Paint

ASTM D7356/D7356M  Standard Test Method for Accelerated Acid Etch Weathering of Automotive Clearcoats Using a Xenon-Arc Exposure Device

ASTM D3836  Standard Practice for Evaluation of Automotive Polish

ASTM D4955  Standard Practice for Field Evaluation of Automotive Polish

ASTM D6486  Standard Practice for Short Term Vehicle Service Exposure of Automotive Coatings

ASTM D4364  Standard Practice for Performing Outdoor Accelerated Weathering Tests of Plastics Using Concentrated Sunlight

ASTM D609 Practice for Preparation of Cold-Rolled Steel Panels for Testing Paint, Varnish, Conversion Coatings, and Related Coating Products

ASTM D823 Practices for Producing Films of Uniform Thickness of Paint, Varnish, and Related Products on Test Panels

ASTM D1186 Test Methods for Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Nonmagnetic Coatings Applied to a Ferrous Base

ASTM D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

ASTM D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

ASTM D3679 Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Siding

ASTM D5947 Test Methods for Physical Dimensions of Solid Plastics Specimens

ASTM E178 Practice for Dealing With Outlying Observations

ASTM D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics

ASTM 2794 Test Method for Resistance of Organic Coatings to the Effects of Rapid Deformation (Impact)

D4226 ASTM D4226 Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Building Products

ASTM D5628 Test Method for Impact Resistance of Flat, Rigid Plastic Specimens by Means of a Falling Dart (Tup or Falling Mass)


ISO

ISO 6272-2 Rapid- deformation (impact resistance) falling-weight test, small-area indent

ISO 291 Standard Atmospheres for Conditioning and Testing ISO 6603-1 Plastics Determination of Multiaxial Impact Behavior of Rigid PlasticsPart 1: Falling Dart Method

ISO 6603-1 Plastics Determination of Multiaxial Impact Behavior of Rigid PlasticsPart 1: Falling Dart Method


UNSPSC

UNSPSC Code 46181533 Rapid- deformation (impact resistance) falling-weight test, small-area indent

UNSPSC13102030 (Polyvinyl Chloride PVC) Rapid- deformation (impact resistance) falling-weight test, small-area indent

UNSPSC 13100000 (Rubber and elastomers) Standard Test Method for Impact Resistance of Flat, Rigid Plastic Specimen by Means of a Striker Impacted by a Falling Weight (Gardner Impact)


ICS

ICS 87.040 (Paints and varnishes) Rapid- deformation (impact resistance) falling-weight test, small-area indent

ICS 83.080.20 (Thermoplastic materials) Rapid- deformation (impact resistance) falling-weight test, small-area indent

ICS 83.140.10 (Films and sheets) Rapid- deformation (impact resistance) falling-weight test, small-area indent


INDEPENDENT LAB TESTING

Independent Lab Tested PRESTO!™ as a Wipe-On Treatment for minor clear coat scratches

Independent Lab Tested PRESTO!™ Abrasion & Hardness


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