ISO 8503-5:2003
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Preparation of steel substrates before application of paints and related products -- Surface roughness characteristics of blast-cleaned steel substrates -- Part 5: Replica tape method for the determination of the surface profile


ISO 8503-5:2003 describes a field method for measuring the surface profile produced by any of the abrasive blast-cleaning procedures given in ISO 8504-2. The method uses replica tape and a suitable gauge for measuring, on site, the roughness of a surface before the application of paint or another protective coating.

The method is applicable within the range of profiles cited for a given grade (or thickness) of replica tape. The commercial grades currently available permit measurement of average peak-to-valley profiles of 20 micrometres to 115 micrometres. The method is valid for surfaces that have been cleaned with either metallic or non-metallic abrasives.


  • Document published on: 2003-07
    Edition: 1 (Monolingual) ICS: 25.220.10
    Status: Published Stage: 90.92 (2011-06-08)
    TC/SC: ISO/TC 35/SC 12 Number of Pages: 7
  • Revised by: ISO 8503-5

  • No corrigenda or amendments available

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