This SAE Standard specifies the special treatments and precautions that are to be observed when protective and other surface treatments are applied to items, including springs, made from steel of specified maximum tensile strength exceeding 1450 MPa. The requirements of this Standard qualify those in process specifications and override the latter where there is conflict. The Standard also gives advice on design, manufacture, and preparation of items prior to cleaning and protection.
This Standard is a direct replacement for DEF STAN 03-4 and has been reproduced by SAE International under the Open Government Licensing Agreement. The technical content remains unchanged from Issue 6 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.