This SAE Standard specifies the properties of chromate conversion coatings on aluminum and aluminum alloys. It details inspection and testing requirements for chromate conversion coatings. Where there are differences in the requirements for the Brushing Grade from the Standard Grade they are highlighted in this Standard.
This Standard is a direct replacement for DEF STAN 03-18 and has been reproduced by SAE International under the Open Government Licensing Agreement. The technical content remains unchanged from Issue 5 of the Defence Standard it supersedes. Any queries should be referred via the link shown in the feedback box at the bottom of this page.