Test: ASTM D3363
NIC Industries, Inc. examined hydrographic panels that had been clear coated using industry accepted clear topcoats. The hydrographic film analyzed was manufactured by True Timber™. The clear topcoats used were: Cerakote® MC-161 Matte Ceramic Clear, PPG AUE 100 Clear, US Paint AF3096 Flat Clear and Single Source Dead Flat Clear.
In order to determine the performance of the clear top coats, each coated panel was subjected to the following ASTM tests: ASTM D3363 "Measuring Film Hardness", ASTM D3359 "Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test" and ASTM D523 "Specular Gloss".