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Test Panels

Test Panels

Q-Panel brand test panels minimize metal variability in coatings tests.

Panels are available in various sizes and finishes, including bare steel, iron phosphated steel, bare aluminum and chromated aluminum.

Panels are supplied pre-cleaned, with a 1/4" (6mm) Q-shaped hole. For safety and ease of handling, the panels have rounded corners and deburred edges.




ALUMINUM PANELS STEEL PANELS PRICE LIST
 



 

Aluminum Panels

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Aluminum test substrates minimize metal variability as a source of bias in critical tests. Made from high quality aluminum, they are clean, consistent, convenient, and economical. A wide range of panel sizes and types are available and are typically in stock. Panels are stored completely clean, and in most cases can be used right out of the box.

Because they are lightweight and rust free, it is often more convenient to use aluminum panels in place of steel. Aluminum panels can be used to replace steel for sales samples, color standards, mailing and even for weathering tests.

Bare Aluminum Panels (Type A) are our standard aluminum panels, made from alloy 3003 H14, and are 0.64 mm (0.025 in) thick. Alloy 3003 H14 is now the most widely used general purpose aluminum alloy from coil stock.

Chromated Aluminum Panels (Type AL) are treated with a chromium conversion coating which improves paint adhesion and resistance to underfilm corrosion. Most aluminum is given such a pretreatment prior to painting. Type AL are made from alloy 3003 H14, and are 0.64 mm (0.025 in) thick.


Aluminum Panel Technical Data
Aluminum Panels Type A/AL
Alum. Assoc. Material Design.: 3003 H14
ASTM Material Specifications: B209
AMS Material Specifications: QQ-A-250/2
ISO Material Design. (ISO 209-1): AlMn1Cu
ISO Panel Specifications: 209-1, 1514
Tensile Strength* (kpsi): 20 - 26
Tensile Strength* (MPa): 140 - 180
Min Yield Strength* (kpsi): 17
Min Yield Strength* (MPa): 115
Aluminum: (%) Balance
Chromium: (%) -
Copper: (%) 0.05 - 0.20
Iron: (%) <0.70
Manganese: (%) 1.00 - 1.50
Magnesium: (%) -
Silicon: (%) <0.60
Titanium: (%)
-
Zinc: (%) <0.10
Iron + Silicon: (%) -
Others (Each/Total): (%) 0.05 - 0.15


Steel Panels

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Steel test substrates minimize metal variability as a source of bias in critical tests. Made from standard low-carbon, cold-rolled steel, they are clean, consistent, convenient and economical. A wide range of panel sizes and types are available and are typically in stock. Panels are stored completely clean and, in most cases, can be used right out of the box.

Steel panels are made from standard low-carbon, cold-rolled steel complying with ASTM A 366, A 109 and QQS-698.

Smooth Finish Steel Panels (Type QD, and DT) have a smooth, bright finish. Type QD are 0.020 in (0.51 mm) thick, and are our smoothest panel. They are recommended for testing gloss and color, and are the best buy for many general applications. Type DT are very thin 0.010 in (0.25 mm), flexible panels and are tin plated. These types are very inexpensive and are stocked in a limited number of sizes.

Matte Finish Steel Panels (Type R) are a dull matte mill finish produced by roughened rolls. This matte finish is representative of general purpose sheet metal applications. Because they are thicker, 0.032 in (0.81 mm), Type R panels are more rigid than Type QD.

Ground (Polished) Finish Steel Panels (Type S) are the same steel as Type R, with a thickness of 0.032 in (0.81 mm), but one side is polished by grinding it with an abrasive until the mill surface is completely removed. This imparts a smooth surface that looks similar to a “brushed” finish. The ground (or polished) surface frequently gives better adhesion results than a matte finish.

 

Steel Panel Technical Data
CRS Panel Specifications (nominal) - Cold Rolled Steel, Low Carbon, SAE 1008/1010
Type QD Type R Type S Type DT
SAE Material Designation: 1008/1010 1008/1010 1008/1010 1008/1010
ASTM Material Specifications: A1008 A1008 A1008 A624
ISO Material Specifications: 3574 Type CR1 3574 Type CR1 3574 Type CR1 11949
ASTM Panel Specifications: D609 - Type 3 D609 - Type 1 D609 - Type 2 -
ISO Panel Specifications: 1514 - Type 3 1514 - Type 1 1514 Section 3.5.4 1514 Section 4.1
Roughness Ra (micro-inches): <20 25-65 20-45 <20
Surface Finish: Smooth

Bright finish produced at the steel mill by rolling with smooth ground rolls. Recommended for testing gloss and color. NOT recommended for physical properties and corrosion tests.
Dull Matte

Mill finish produced by roughened rolls. This matte finish is representative of general purpose sheet metal applications. Because they are thicker, more rigid than Type QD.
Ground

Polished Finish (one side), same steel as Type R but one side polished by grinding with an abrasive until mill surface is completely removed. Not representative of any specific steel surface normally used for painting, they are widely used because they provide a standardized surface for testing.
Tinplate

Tin-plated with bright reflow finish. This type is required by some government standards.
Temper: 1/4 hard 1/4 hard 1/4 hard T2
Hardness (Rockwell B): 50-65 50-65 50-65 50-65
Tensile Strength (MPa): 310 - 448 310 - 448 310 - 448 262 - 400
Also Available: Smooth Finish Panels, Thin, Flexible (Smooth Finish Type D) Panels, Adhesion Panels (Ground Finish), Taber® Abraser Panels, 304SS Panels.

 

Prices

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Prices subject to change    Prices listed in US dollars for domestic shipments within US, Canada, & Mexico only    Export orders require quotations - click here for a quote     For more info call us 1-800-762-2478 or 954-946-9454.
Item Number Size (inches) Qty/Box Weight/Box (lbs.) Prices
Aluminum Type A
PP-08-02x03.5 2 x 3.5 x 0.025 500 10 $215.00
PP-08-03x05 3 x 5 x 0.025 500 19 259.00
PP-08-03x06 3 x 6 x 0.025 500 23 263.00
PP-08-03x09 3 x 9 x 0.025 150 11 214.00
PP-08-04x06 4 x 6 x 0.025 250 16 164.00
PP-08-04x08 4 x 8 x 0.025 150 13 119.00
PP-08-04x12 4 x 12 x 0.025 125 16 136.00
PP-08-06x12 6 x 12 x 0.025 125 24 194.00
Aluminum Type AL
PP-09-02x03.5 2 x 3.5 x 0.025 500 10 $293.00
PP-09-03x05 3 x 5 x 0.025 500 19 336.00
PP-09-03x06 3 x 6 x 0.025 500 23 371.00
PP-09-03x09 3 x 9 x 0.025 150 11 270.00
PP-09-04x06 4 x 6 x 0.025 250 16 207.00
PP-09-04x08 4 x 8 x 0.025 150 13 288.00
PP-09-04x12 4 x 12 x 0.025 125 16 173.00
PP-09-06x12 6 x 12 x 0.025 125 24 228.00
* Other sizes available - prices upon request
Steel Type QD
PP-01-02x04 2 x 4 x 0.020 600 26 $290.00
PP-01-03x05 3 x 5 x 0.020 400 34 174.00
PP-01-03x06 3 x 6 x 0.020 400 41 180.00
PP-01-03x09 3 x 9 x 0.020 200 31 223.00
PP-01-04x06 4 x 6 x 0.020 200 28 106.00
PP-01-04x08 4 x 8 x 0.020 200 38 127.00
PP-01-04x12 4 x 12 x 0.020 150 43 123.00
PP-01-06x12 6 x 12 x 0.020 150 64 167.00
Steel Type R
PP-02-02x03.5 2 x 3.5 x 0.032 300 20 145.00
PP-02-03x05 3 x 5 x 0.032 250 36 124.00
PP-02-03x06 3 x 6 x 0.032 250 43 132.00
PP-02-03x09 3 x 9 x 0.032 125 33 167.00
PP-02-04x06 4 x 6 x 0.032 200 45 127.00
PP-02-04x08 4 x 8 x 0.032 125 38 99.00
PP-02-04x12 4 x 12 x 0.032 100 46 106.00
PP-02-06x12 6 x 12 x 0.032 100 68 147.00
Taber® Abrasion (Type R)
PP-02-04x04 4 x 4 x 0.032 250 38 483.00
Steel Type S
PP-03-03x05 3 x 5 x 0.032 250 36 217.00
PP-03-03x06 3 x 6 x 0.032 250 43 228.00
PP-03-03x09 3 x 9 x 0.032 125 33 290.00
PP-03-04x06 4 x 6 x 0.032 200 45 208.00
PP-03-04x08 4 x 8 x 0.032 125 38 145.00
PP-03-04x12 4 x 12 x 0.032 100 46 158.00
PP-03-06x12 6 x 12 x 0.032 100 68 357.00
Taber® Abrasion (Type S)
PP-03-04x04 4 x 4 x 0.032 250 38 889.00
Steel Type DT
PP-05-03x06 3 x 6 x 0.010 800 40 347.00
*Other sizes available - prices upon request
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