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Texas Specification No. 630-51-01A

Effective Date: June 5, 1984

Reformatted Date: June 28, 1996




1. SCOPE: This specification establishes the minimum requirements for ready mixed aluminum paint for general use on surfaces which are not to be exposed to temperatures in excess of two-hundred degrees (200 °F).

2. APPLICABLE SPECIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS: Reference to specifications, standards, and test methods shall be to the issues in effect on the date of the Invitation for Bids. Copies of the following documents may be obtained at the addresses shown. The following documents form a part of this specification to the extent specified herein:

2.1. Federal Specifications and Standards: Superintendent of Documents, U.S.Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402:

2.1.1. Federal Specifications: TT-P-320D -- Pigment, Aluminum: Powder and Paste for Paint TT-T-291F -- Thinner, Paint, Mineral Spirits, Regular and Odorless.

2.1.2. Federal Test Method: Standard No. 141B -- Paint, Varnish, Lacquer, and Related Materials; Methods for Testing of . . . Method 3011 -- Condition in Container. Method 4021 -- Pigment Content (Centrifuge). Method 4042 -- Volatile and Nonvolatile Content (Vacuum Oven). Method 4061 -- Drying Time. Method 4081 -- Water Content (Reflux Method). Method 4321 -- Brushing Properties. Method 4331 -- Spraying Properties.

3. REQUIREMENTS: Aluminum paint furnished under this specification shall meet or exceed the following requirements:

3.1. Composition: The pain shall be a uniformly blended mixture of ingredients selected from each of the following groups.

3.1.1. Aluminum pigment paste conforming to Federal Specification No. TT-P-320D, Type II, Class B, in an amount sufficient to provide at least eleven percent (11%) by weight metallic aluminum in the total formulation, as determined by Federal Test Method 141B/4021.

3.1.2. Paint vehicle resins having softening points above one-hundred-ten degrees (110 °C) including, but not restricted to, phenolic, coumarone-indene, and hydrocarbon resins.

3.1.3. Alkyd resins suitable for use as vehicles for aluminum pigments. The alkyd may be modified with dicyclopentadiene or other polymerizable monomers, thus becoming and integral part of the resinous vehicle. (See Paragraph 2.)

3.1.4. Mineral spirits conforming to Federal Specification TT-T-291F, Type II.

3.1.5. Driers and other additives as necessary to meet the testing requirements of this specification.

3.2. Test Properties: The paint shall conform to the requirements of Table No. One, when tested by the cited methods from Federal Test Method Standard No. 141B.



Requirement Minimum Maximum Test Method
Nonvolatile content, pbw 42.00 -- 4042.00
Drying time, hr., set-to-touch -- 2.00 4061.00
Drying time, hr., dry-to-recoat -- 16.00 4061.00
Water content, pbw1 -- 0.15 4081.00
Aluminum pigment content, pbw1 11.00 -- 4021.00
  1. pbw: Percent by Weight.

3.3. Working Properties: The paint shall have satisfactory brushing properties when tested in accordance with Federal Test Method 141B/4321. It shall have satisfactory spraying properties when tested by Method 141B/4331.

3.4. Condition in Container: When tested at any time up to six (6) months from date of delivery, paint from a previously unopened container shall meet the criteria of Federal Test Method 141B/3011 with regard to such defects as curdling, gelling, livering, gassing, skinning, and coarse particles. Defects judged serious enough to affect the use of the paint adversely shall constitute cause for rejection.

3.5. Disposition of Rejected Paint: In case of rejection of paint for noncompliance with this specification, the Commission shall require one of the following procedures, depending on the degree of seriousness of the noncompliance:

3.5.1. Reworking: The manufacturer, within four (4) weeks form date of notification, shall rework the rejected paint so that it meets this specification, and return it, gallon for gallon. The manufacturer shall bear all related expenses.

3.5.2. Replacement: The manufacturer, within four (4) weeks from date of notification, shall replace the rejected paint, gallon for gallon, with paint which meets this specification. The manufacturer shall bear all related expenses.

3.5.3. Cancellation of Contract: The Commission shall cancel the purchase contract and reject future deliveries on said contract. The manufacturer shall reimburse the State of Texas fro any expenses incurred by the cancellation of the contract and in securing a satisfactory replacement for the paint which was rejected.

4. SAMPLES: Unless otherwise specified in the Invitation to Bid, predelivery samples will not be required. Samples for testing shall be taken from the finished product either at the place of manufacture or at the destination. The Commission reserves the right to take samples of the raw materials for testing, either before or during the manufacturing process.

5. TESTING: Paint furnished under this specification shall be tested by or at the direction of the Commission. In the event that the paint fails to meet or exceed all requirements of this specification, the cost of testing shall be borne by the supplier. Testing shall be performed in accordance with Federal Test Method Standard No. 141B, or by approved equally applicable procedures.

6. INSPECTION: Products furnished under this specification shall be inspected by, or at the discretion of, the Commission and/or the ordering State agency.

7. PACKING and/or PACKAGING: The paint shall be furnished in new, well sealed metal containers which not only meet DOT requirements, but also are strong enough to withstand a normal amount of rough handling in transit. Rusty and/or bent containers are not acceptable. Type and size of container shall be one or more of the following, whichever is specified in the Invitation for Bids.

7.1. One (1) gallon cans with bail, packed in the manufacturer's usual shipping carton.

7.2. Five (5) gallon pails with bail.

8. MARKING and/or LABELING: Each product container shall bear a securely affixed and durable label showing the following:

8.1. Name of contents.

8.2. Quantity contained.

8.3. Name and address of the manufacturer.

8.4. Direction for use, including thinning for spray application.

8.5. Month and year of manufacture.

8.6. Precautionary statements meeting the requirements of applicable Federal and State regulations.

9. COMPLIANCE: In order for consideration to be given to the bid on an item under this specification, the bidder must comply with the following conditions.

9.1. Equipment Identification: The make, model number, name of the manufacturer, brand or trade name, etc., as applicable, of the item which the vendor proposes to furnish must be state as part of the bid.

9.2. Exceptions: Notwithstanding the above, any exception taken by the bidder to the requirements and conditions of this specification must be stated and described in detail as a part of the bid. If no exceptions or deviations are identified in this manner, the items must be furnished exactly as described herein.

9.3. Proof: The bidder shall bear the burden of proof of compliance with this specification.

10. ORDERING DATA: When ordering paint conforming to this specification, the requisitioning agency must specify the following:

10.1. The number of this specification (630-51-01A).

10.2. The quantity required, in gallons.

10.3. The size of container required.

11. PRODUCT INFORMATION: Aluminum paint conforming to this specification provides a durable, highly reflective topcoat for exterior or interior surfaces, including galvanized iron, steel, foamed insulation, roofing and other building materials. It may be applied by brushing, or after thinning in accordance with instructions on the label, by spraying. Always follow the label instructions for safe handling and use.

12. AVAILABILITY OF SPECIFICATIONS: Copies of this specification may be obtained by writing or calling:

Bid Services

Texas Procurement and Support Services

P. O. Box 13186

Austin, TX 78711-3047

(512) 463-3416

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