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Common Coating & Finish Durability Test Specifications

5100Z-SEO-0000- Auto Suspension Parts-Coating Quality Standards
5100Z-SGO-A000- Auto Suspension Parts-Coating Quality Standards on Iron-Zinc Alloy Coated Steel Sheet
ASTM B571- Standard Practice for Qualitive Adhesion Testing Metallic Coatings
ATSM D610- Standard Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Rusting on Painted Steel Surfaces
ASTM D714- Standard Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Blistering of Paints
ASTM D1654- Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Painted or Coated Specimens Subjected to Corrosive Environments
ASTM D1709- Standard Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Plastic Film by the Free-Falling Dart Method
ASTM D3359- Standard Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test
ASTM D3363- Film Hardness by Pencil Test
ASTM D4060- Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by the Taber Abraser
ASTM D5420- Impact Resistance of Flat, Rigid Plastic Specimen by Means of a Striker Impacted by a Falling Weight (Gardner Impact)
ATSM F735- Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Transparent Plastics and Coatings Using the Oscillating Sand Method
ASTM G105-02- Standard Test Method for Conducting Wet Sand/Rubber Wheel Abrasion Tests
DIN 55996-3- Paints and Varnishes-Stone Chip Resistance Test for Coatings
DIN EN ISO 2409- Paints-Varnishes; Cross-Cut Test
DIN EN ISO 4628-2- Paints and Varnishes-Evaluation of Degradation of Coatings Ford BI-104-01- Water Immersion Test for Painted Parts and Panel
Ford BI 106-01- Paint Adhesion Test
Ford BI 117-01- Thickness Measurement of Paint Films
Ford BI 157-06- High Performance Stone Chip Resistance Test New Rating Scale
Ford BN 108-02- Resistance to Abrasion-Taber Abraser
Ford BN 108-10- Crockmeter Scuff Test
Ford ESA-M2P109-A2- Paint Quality, Color and Clear Coating,Exterior Parts
GM9071P- Tape Adhesion Tests for Paint Finishes
GM9500P- Gasoline Puddle Test for Gasoline Fill Areas
GM9501P- Gasoline Dip Test for Painted Parts
GM9506P- Dime Scrape Test to Determine Paint Adhesion and Brittleness
GM9507P- Thumbnail Hardness Test for Painted Parts
GM9508P- Chip Resistance of Coating
GM9509P- Solvent Rub Method for Determining Cure of Painted Metal or Plastic Substrates
GM9515P- Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings
GME 00211- Performance Requirements for Applied Paint Finish on Plastic Parts and Components for Interior Use
GME 60401- Test Method Materials: Cross Hatch of Organic Coatings
GME 60402- Test Method Materials: Determining the Scratch Resistance of Organic Coating
Honda D6501-03- General Test Methods for Coating Film Performance
JIS H 8502- Methods of Corrosion Resistance Test for Metallic Coatings
JIS H 8504- Methods of Adhesion Test for Metallic Coatings
JIS K5600-1-1- Testing Methods for Paints-Part 1:General Rule-Sect. 1: General Test Methods (Conditions & Methods)
JIS L 0848- Test Method for Color Fastness to Perspiration
MIL-A-8625F- Anodic Coatings for Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys
MIL-DTL-5541F- Chemical Conversion Coatings on Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys
Mitsubishi ES-X83239- Standard Test Methods-Interior Plastic Parts
SAE J323- Test Method for Determining Cold Cracking of Flexible Plastic Materials
SAE J365- Methods of Testing Resistance of Scuffing of Trim Materials
SAE J400- Test for Chip Resistance of Surface Coatings
SAE J861- Method of Testing Resistance to Crocking of Organic Trim Materials
TSC430-07-089- Paint Film Quality Standards for Cathodic Electrodeposition Parts
Toyota TSH1539G- Test Method for Hardness of Paint Film
Toyota TSH1551G- Test Method for Electrodeposition Film Properties
Toyota TSH1553G- Test Method for Chip Resistance of Paint Films
Toyota TSH3128G- Anti-Corrosion Paints for Parts
Toyota TSN0505G- Smell Quality of Non-Metallic Materials
VW TL226- Paint Coating on Materials Used in Vehicle Interior Trim
VW TL599- Impact-Resistant Polystyrene, Finished Parts

Testing Services

Custom Testing

  • Fixture Design
  • Fixture Fabrication
  • Custom Test Stands
  • Prototype Testing Services
  • Product Safety Testing Services

Electric Testing

  • Dielectric Withstand
  • Hi-Potential Testing
  • Voltage Drop
  • Contact Resistance
  • Gate Leakage
  • Insulation Integrity
  • Dielectric Integrity

Corrosion Testing

  • Salt Spray
  • Salt Fog
  • Cyclic Corrosion
  • CASS
  • Combined Environment

Coating and Finish Durability

  • Adhesion
  • Impact Resistance
  • Gravelometer
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Cyclic Corrosion
  • Hardness
  • Chipping Resistance
  • Water Immersion
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  • Taber Abrasion
  • RCA Wear Tester
  • Resistance to Crocking
  • Washability
  • Pencil Hardness
  • Finish Adhesion

Environmental Testing

  • Thermal Cycle
  • Powered Thermal Cycle
  • High Temperature Storage
  • Low Temperature Storage
  • Humidity
  • Temp-Humidity
  • Autoclave
  • Dust
  • HAST
  • Water Intrusion
  • Ingress Protection

Mechanical Testing

  • Flammability
  • Solderability
  • Drop
  • Resistance to Solder Heat
  • Destructibility
  • Compression/Tension
  • Conformal Coat Compatibility
  • Resistance to Chemicals
  • Resistance to Solvents
  • Package Testing

Pressure Testing

  • Hydrostatic
  • Burst Testing
  • Proof Testing
  • Leak Pressure
  • Cyclic Pressure
  • External Pressure
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Product Testing by GTS

Automotive Parts

  • Interior Panels
  • Pressure Sensors
  • Sound System Components
  • ECUs
  • Braking System Components
  • Navigation Systems
  • Tire Pressure Sensors
  • Interior/External Finishes
  • Transmission Components
  • Engine Components
  • Air Bag Controls
  • Battery Testing
  • Cooling System Components
  • Video System Components
  • Hydraulic System Components
  • Hoses
  • Fuel Pumps
  • Exhaust Systems

Medical Devices

  • Glucose Meters
  • Lighting Devices
  • Mobility Aides
  • Blood Transportation Units
  • Medical Packaging
  • CPAP Components
  • Military Medical Devices
  • Battery Testing

Military Devices

  • Night Vision Components
  • Medical Devices
  • Cable Assemblies
  • Air Craft Coatings
  • Jet Air Manifolds
  • Cockpit Controls
  • Missile Control Units
  • Hydraulic System Components
  • Helicopter Components
  • Tank Components

Appliance Testing

  • Oven Elements
  • Defrost Heaters
  • Gas Ranges
  • Washer Supply Hoses
  • Refrigerator Components
  • Dryer Timing System
  • Dishwasher Pumps
  • Control System Components


  • Shopping Carts
  • Home Improvement Utility Carts
  • Pumps
  • Fasteners
  • Boat Lifts
  • Personal Hydration Systems
  • Residential Service Meters