One of the most frequently performed physical tests conducted on in-place coating systems is tape/knife adhesion. Performing this test in strict conformance to the ASTM standard is critical for obtaining accurate adhesion ratings. ASTM D3359, “Measuring Adhesion By Tape Test” describes two methods: Method A (X-cut) is used for coatings in excess of 5 mils; and method B (cross-cut) is used for coatings up to 5 mils thick. If your coating system is greater than 5 mils thick, then see https://ktagage.com/product/kta-x-cut-guide-kit-2/.
Adhesion test kits with special 5-blade cutter heads are handy, but when they dull a completely new cutter head must be installed. Why replace costly dull cutter heads when you can simply replace a utility knife blade for pennies? And making sure you have equal pressure across all 5 cutters when cutting through the coating film can be challenging, and frequently requires multiple attempts. Eliminate frustration and limit costs with the KTA Cross Cut Guide Adhesion Test Kit.
The KTA Cross Cut Guide Adhesion Test Kit contains all of the equipment you need to perform cross-cut adhesion testing according to Method B in ASTM D3359. A precision machined stainless steel guide/template contains 11 precut slots for maintaining 2mm spacing between incisions (for coatings between 2 and 5 mils thick), and contains adjustable, pointed set screws for leveling the guide on uneven surfaces, while keeping it in place. The Guide is packaged in a protective vinyl pouch with an Allen wrench to adjust the leveling feet. The kit comes complete with a Guide, utility knife and replacement blades, roll of tape, and a copy of the ASTM test method, all in a LIFETIME Warranty Pelican 1400 carrying case.
Replacement items including tape, utility knife and knife blades, test method, LIFETIME Warranty Pelican carrying case and Guide pouch are all available for purchase. Conforms to ASTM D3359. Made in the USA.
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