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ASTM D2649 Anodized Aluminum Test Panels

ASTM D2649 Anodized Aluminum Test Panels

Aluminum test panels used in ASTM D2649 (Corrosion Characteristics of Solid Film Lubricants). The test panels are made of 2024 aluminum and measure 3" x 6" x 0.020". The test panels are anodized in accordance with ASTM D1730 Type C Method 2 before testing. Two panels (one coated with the test film lubricant) are assembled at a 90° angle inside an aluminum channel and are fixed in place for the duration of the test. Two more panels (both uncoated) are also assembled and included in the test as a check on the test panel condition. 


Metaspec provides these test panels with an as rolled surface finish or with the ASTM D1730 coating (inquire for availability). Customized test panels are available on request.

  • Regular test panels are PVC-coated on both sides, cut to size, deburred, and packed in bundles. These panels may have some minor surface defects and will have mill oil on the surface, as these are the sheets in “as-received” condition from the aluminum mill.

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