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SURFACE GLOSS RETENTION PRIVATE STANDARD

1. TOOLS
1.1 BYK PB-8100 abrader
1.2 Norton Bear-Tex maroon pad
1.3 Gloss reader

2. SAMPLING
100x100 mm sample

3. TESTING PROCEDURE
3.1 Condition the sample for at least 24 hours at 23 (+/- 2) ° C and 50 (+/-5) % relative humidity
3.2 Conduct the test under the same environmental conditions

4. TESTING PROCEDURE
4.1 Make sure the sample’s wood grain is parallel to the movement of the abrading pad
4.2 Mark one specific flat spot on the sample surface (“the spot”). You can mark the spot with the help of a jig or by drawing the gloss reader’s profile on the surface and then using the drawn profile as a template. “The spot” location should be such that it will be completely abraded twice in any given cycle
4.3 Test gloss on “the spot”



4.4 Place the sample on the tester
4.5 Attach the pad under a 1 kg weight

4.6 Abrade 500 cycles and clean the sample with the help of a soft brush



4.7 Test gloss on “the spot”
4.8 Turn the pad over
4.9 Abrade an additional 500 cycles
4.10 Test gloss on the “the spot”
4.11 Express gloss difference after 500 and 1,000 cycles as a % of the original gloss

5. ASSESSING TEST RESULTS
Per the contract



 
  
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