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Specifications for Anodizing Aluminum

ALCOA Specifications

Alumilite 201 > 0.1 mil (2.5 µm) None Clear - equivalent to Alum. Assoc. A211
Alumilite 202 > 0.2 mil (5.0 µm) None Clear - equivalent to Alum. Assoc. A212
Alumilite 204 > 0.4 mil (10 µm) None Clear - equivalent to Alum. Assoc. A31
Alumilite 215 > 0.7 mil (18 µm) None Clear - equivalent to Alum. Assoc. A41

Aluminum Association Specifications

C1X None Some form of cleaning
C22 None Medium matte etch
C27 / C28 None Desmut / Deoxidize
A211 > 0.1 mil (2.5 µm) None Clear - equivalent to Alumilite 201
A212 > 0.2 mil (5.0 µm) None Clear - equivalent to Alumilite 202
A31 0.4 - 0.7 mil None Clear - equivalent to Alumilite 204
A33 0.4 - 0.7 mil None Dye
A34 0.4 - 0.7 mil None Anolok®
A41 > 0.7 mil None Clear - equivalent to Alumilite 215
A43 > 0.7 mil None Dye
A44 > 0.7 mil None Sandocolor®

Architectural Specifications

AAMA 604.2 >0.3 mil (8 µm) >18.6 g/m2 <2.6 mg/in2 Seal stain test
AAMA 611-98 Class I (A41) >0.7 mil (18 µm) >41.8 g/m2 <2.6 mg/in2 Clear - Interior/Exterior
AAMA 611-98 Class I (A43) >0.7 mil (18 µm) >41.8 g/m2 <2.6 mg/in2 Dye - Interior/Exterior
AAMA 611-98 Class I (A44) >0.7 mil (18 µm) >41.8 g/m2 <2.6 mg/in2 Sandocolor® - Interior/Exterior
AAMA 611-98 Class II (A31) >0.4 mil (10 µm) >24.0 g/m2 <2.6 mg/in2 Clear - Interior/Exterior
AAMA 611-98 Class II (A33) >0.4 mil (10 µm) >24.0 g/m2 <2.6 mg/in2 Dye - Interior/Exterior
AAMA 611-98 Class II (A34) >0.4 mil (10 µm) >24.0 g/m2 <2.6 mg/in2 Anolok® - Interior/Exterior

Chysler Specifications

PS - 1576 Class A 0.15-0.6 mil (3.8-15.2 µm) < 6.0 Dye - Exterior Various colors and coating thicknesses
PS - 1576 Class B 0.15-0.6 mil (3.8-15.2 µm) < 8.0 Dye - Interior Various colors and coating thicknesses
PS - 4905 Various CAF's > 0.3 mil (8 µm) < 6.0 Clear - Exterior Various pretreatments and alloys
PS - 5385 Various CAF's > 0.15 mil (4 µm) < 10.0 Clear - Interior Various pretreatments and alloys
PS - 6426 Class A > 0.4 mil (10.2 µm) < 20.0 Clear or Dye - Interior/Exterior
PS - 6426 Class B > 0.2 mil (5.1 µm) < 20.0 Clear or Dye - Interior/Exterior
PS - 7362 Various CAF's > 0.3 mil (8 µm) < 6.0 Electrolytic Color - Interior/Exterior Various pretreatments and alloys

Ford Motor Company Specifications

ESB - M4P6 - B SUPERCEDED BY WSB - M4P9 - B2
ESB - M4P9 - A1 SUPERCEDED BY WSB - M4P9 - B1
ESB - M4P9 - A2 SUPERCEDED BY WSB - M4P9 - B2
ESB - M4P10 - A SUPERCEDED BY WSB - M4P10 - B3
ESB - M4P11 - A SUPERCEDED BY WSB - M4P11 - B3
WSB - M4P9 - B1 > 0.1 mil (2.5 µm) > 6.2 g/m2 < 6.0 Clear - Interior
WSB - M4P9 - B2 > 0.3 mil (8 µm) > 18.6 g/m2 < 6.0 Clear - Exterior
WSB - M4P10 - B1 > 0.1 mil (2.5 µm) > 6.2 g/m2 < 6.0 Dyed - Interior
WSB - M4P11 - B1 > 0.3 mil (8 µm) > 18.6 g/m2 < 6.0 Electrolytic Color - Interior/Exterior

General Motors Corporation Specifications (All Grades)

4472M - Type A > 0.3 mil (7.5 µm) > 20.0 g/m2 < 6.0 Clear - Exterior
4472M - Type B > 0.6 mil (15.0 µm) > 40.0 g/m2 < 6.0 Sandocolor® - Exterior
4472M - Type C > 0.1 mil (2.5 µm) > 6.0 g/m2 None Clear - Interior
4472M - Type D > 0.3 mil (7.5 µm) > 20.0 g/m2 None Electrolytic Color- Interior
4472M - Type E > 0.3 mil (7.5 µm) > 20.0 g/m2 < 6.0 Clear or Electrolytic Color Nondec/Functional
4472M - Type F > 0.3 mil (7.5 µm) > 20.0 g/m2 No seal Clear or Electrolytic Color Functional/Unsealed

Mitsubishi Motors Specifications

MS 82-3705 Type I S-3*L2 > 0.12 mil (3.0 µm) > 20.0 g/m2 < 6.0 Clear or color
MS 82-3705 Type II S-6*L2*R2 > 0.24 mil (6.0 µm) > 20.0 g/m2 < 6.0 Clear or color
MS 82-3705 Type III S-9*L2*R2 > 0.36 mil (9.0 µm) > 20.0 g/m2 < 6.0 Clear or color

Military Specifications: Class I - Clear; Class II - Color

MIL-A-8625F Type I & IB Chromic acid anodizing
MIL-A-8625F Type IC > 0.02 mil (0.5 µm) > 200 mg/ft2 None Clear or Color
MIL-A-8625F Type II > 0.1 mil (2.5 µm) > 1000 mg/ft2 None Clear or Color
MIL-A-8625F Type IIB 0.02-0.7 mil (0.5-18 µm) > 200 mg/ft2 None Clear or Color
MIL-A-8625F Type III Hardcoat
MIL-STD-171D Finish 7.2.1 > 0.1 mil (2.5 µm) > 1000 mg/ft2 None Clear - Use Spec MIL-A-8625 Type II
MIL-STD-171D Finish 7.2.2 > 0.1 mil (2.5 µm) > 1000 mg/ft2 None Color - Use Spec MIL-A-8625 Type II