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Scrub Resistance Testing Panels

Scrub Test Panels

  • Panels for Scrub Resistance Testing
  • Ideal substrate for abrasion testing of coatings
  • PVC copolymer
  • Smooth matte finish
  • Compliant with ASTM D 2486, ASTM D 4213, ISO 11998, and other methods for abrasion testing
  • Available in White or Black
  • Economy version also available



To comply with ASTM, ISO, and other specifications, a coating is applied to the panel at a specified film thickness and allowed to dry. The panel with the dry coating is then scrubbed with either a Gardco or BYK Scrub Abrasion Tester in accordance with the applicable method to determine the scrub resistance. This is typically measured by the counting the number of cycles necessary to remove the coating, or by measuring the loss of weight of the coating after a specified number of scrub cycles, which enables the calculation of the reduction of film thickness. See the Standards section below for more information on specific standard tests.

Economy black scrub test panels are priced for significant savings, and comply with ASTM D 2486. These panels feature different gloss levels/surface profiles on the 2 sides of the panels.

Technical Data

Technical Data
Material: Plastic
Size: 6.5” x 17”x 0.01” (165mm x 432mm x .025mm)
Quantity Per Box: 100

ASTM Methods and Standards

The Wet Abrasion Scrub Tester is designed to comply with several ASTM methods.

ASTM D 2486 The scrub resistance of interior wall paint is the primary purpose of this method. The paint is applied to a black plastic panel and allowed to cure. The panel is scrubbed with a nylon bristle brush until failure occurs. An abrasive scrub media is used to accelerate the test.

ASTM D 3450 This test method determines the ease of removing soilant discoloration from interior coatings. The coating is drawndown on a black plastic panel and allowed to dry for seven days. A specified soilant medium is applied. The coating is scrubbed with an abrasive or non-abrasive media using a cellulosic type sponge for 100 cycles. The soilant removal is assessed by measuring the CIE Y standard tristimulus value before and after the test.

ASTM D 4213 The purpose of this method is to measure scrub resistance. The primary differences from ASTM D 2486 method are: The scrub resistance is determined by weight loss of the paint film relative to a standard calibration panel. The test panel and calibration panel are scrubbed simultaneously. The scrubbing device is a Scotch-Brite™ 7448 abrasive pad.

ASTM D 4828 This test method determines the relative ease of removing soil and stains from interior coatings. The coating is applied to a black plastic panel and dried for seven days. The soilant can be user defined or the soilant described in ASTM D 3450 can also be used. A user defined liquid or powder cleaner is applied. The panel is scrubbed 100 cycles with a sponge. The soilant removal is assessed using gloss or color measurement.

ECE 43 Wiper Resistance test In specific applications is necessary to adapt a test method to the typical stresses during it real-world use. The wiper resistance test was developed to simulate accelerated abrasion by automotive windshield wipers under controlled laboratory conditions. Instead of rotating abrasive wheels, a linear back and forth motion of a wiper blade is applied to the sample under test. The test specimen is placed in a box filled with a defined suspension according to ISO 12-103-1 A4 at ambient temperature.

Technical Data
ASTM: D1792, D2198, D2486, D3206, D3207, D3450, D4213, D4488, D4828, D6736
ISO: 11998
DIN EN: 53778, 13300
Canadian Government Specification: 26-GP-3a
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Specification: W-4
US Federal Specification: P-C-431a, P-D-220A, P-R-201b, P-W-155, T-1279D, TT-P-18, TT-P-22, TT-P-23a, TT-P-26a, TT-P-29B, TT-P-30, TT-P-47a, TT-P-51d, TT-P-88a, TT-P-508
FTMS: 141A, 6141, 6142
US Military Specification: MIL-C-3004, MIL-C-46057, MIL-E-11237, MIL-P-13340A, MIL-P-15422B
US Navy Specification: 512C20C
Rock Island Arsenal Specification: RIX-268
Master Painter Institute: MPI 138
Economic Council Europe: ECE 43



Prices listed in US dollars and subject to change    For more info Contact Us or call 954-946-9454    Request a Quote
Item Number Item Prices
PC-GP121-10N Black scrub panel P121-10N, 100/box $242.00
PC-GP122-10N White scrub panel P122-10N, 100/box 242.00
100862124 Economy black scrub panel, 100/box 99.00


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