SAF Designation System for aluminum finishes

SAF Designation System for aluminum finishes, including SAFinish coatings
SAF ANODIZING GUIDE FORM SPECIFICATION
CUSTOM PAINTING AND ANODIZING


Anodic Finish on exposed aluminum components, (** denotes choice, see below chart to fill in the blanks.)

  1. Type: All exposed aluminum shall be given caustic etch followed by an Architectural Class **(I or II)** anodic coating with color conforming to Aluminum Association Designation ___**____. The color shall be _____**______ and shall meet standards set forth by AAMA 611.
  2. Designation: Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Inc., SAFINISH “SAF____”. (e.g. SAF 215 is Class I Clear)
  3. Appearance: coating shall be continuous, uniform in appearance, and free from scratches and other blemishes.
  4. Color variation: No more than 5E (CMC) when measured in accordance with AATCC 173-1989.

NOTES:

  1. SAFINISH coatings are recommended for long-term exterior use. Ask about our 5 and 20 year limited warranties for SAFINISH coatings.
  2. Limitations: Class II dyed finishes (SAF 804) are not exterior lightfast.
  3. Spectrocolorimeter conditions: integrating sphere specular included, 10 degree standard observer, D-65 Illuminant, CMC Ratio 1.50:1.00.

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SAF SPRAY PAINTED SAFINISH SPECIFICATION Spray Painted Finishes

  1. All aluminum sheet shall be finished in accordance with the designations and proprietary identification set for in the schedule on the shop drawings.
  2. All high performance organic spray coatings shall meet AAMA 2605 requirements. Aluminum is to be cleaned with solutions to remove organic and inorganic surface soils, remove residual oxides, followed by a chrome phosphate conversion coating to which organic coatings will firmly adhere. Approved applicator shall apply an organic spray coating as specified below.
    1. Southern Aluminum Finishing Co shall apply a standard multicoat thermo-cured 70% Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) coating, composed of a primer specially formulated for aluminum and fluorocarbon topcoats complying with AAMA 2605.
    2. Provide color as selected by the Architect from standard choices available from Southern Aluminum Finishing Co.
  3. Touch-up painted shall only be used for small scratches and abrasions and is never to be spray applied.
  4. When all the metal is spray coated during the same set-up, the finish shall not show a color variation greater than 2E (CMC) when measured in accordance with AATCC 173-1989.
Available Colors Class I(SAFINISH) Class 2 Other Names Aluminum Association Designation for Aluminum Finishes AAMA specification
Painted coatings n/a n/a Kynar 500,Hylar 5000, Duranar, SAF 266, see kynar.html AAMA 2605
n/a n/a Polyster,Polycron,SAF 264 AAMA 2603
Powder Coatings Polyester TGIC,SAF 268, see powder.html AAMA 2604
Clear anodize SAF 215 Class I AA-M10C22A41 AAMA 611
- SAF204 Alumilite,A31 AA-M10C22A31 AAMA 611
Light BronzeAnodize SAF442 - 2-Step,Champagne AA-M10C22A44 AAMA 611
SAF342 2-Step,Champagne AA-M10C22A34 AAMA 611
Medium BronzeAnodize SAF443 - 2-step AA-M10C22A44 AAMA 611
- SAF343 2-Step AA-M10C22A34 AAMA 611
Dark Bronze Anodize SAF444 - 2-Step,Dark Bronze AA-M10C22A41 AAMA 611
- SAF344 2-Step,Dark Bronze AA-M10C22A34 AAMA 611
Statuary Bronze Anodize SAF445 - 2-Step,Statuary Bronze AA-M10C22A44 AAMA 611
- SAF345 2-Step,Statuary Bronze AA-M10C22A34 AAMA 611
Black Anodize SAF446 - 2-Step,Black AA-M10C22A44 AAMA 611
SAF346 2-Step,Black AA-M10C22A34 AAMA 611
Dyes Colors 2Gold
Blue
Turqoise
Red
Yellow
SAF815 SAF804 Almost anycolor available, call factory for options AA-M10C22A43 (Class 1)AA-M10C22A33 (Class II) AAMA 611

NOTES:

  1. SAFINISH coatings are recommended for long-term exterior use. Ask about our 5 and 20 year limited warranties for SAFINISH coatings.
  2. Limitations: Class II dyed finishes (SAF 804) are not exterior lightfast.
  3. Spectrocolorimeter conditions: integrating sphere specular included, 10 degree standard observer, D-65 Illuminant, CMC Ratio 1.50:1.00.

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