California Department of Transportation
 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

1.1 Caltrans Standard Coating and Colors

Caltrans standard topcoat colors and type of paint shall be: (choose one of the following brands for each color)

Color

Supplier

Brand

Content Identification Number

Name of Color

Example Application *

Caltrans Orange

DuPont

Imron 5000

N2872HN W

"Omaha Orange"

Some Truck Bodies, Light Racks, Outside Parts

PPG

Delta DUHS

2.8 # 61696

Sherwin Williams

Genesis

G8-64487**

Fleet-White

DuPont

Imron 5000

N6431 HN H

"Fleet-White"

Cab, Work Vehicle Bodies

PPG

Delfleet Evolution

2.8 #90604

Sherwin Williams

Genesis

G8-40687**

Black

DuPont

333M/42P

Black High Solids Polyurethane Enamel

Chassis

PPG

#9714

Sherwin Williams

G8-56590**

Grey

DuPont

N0017HN H

Gray

Interior Surfaces

PPG

# 35937

Sherwin Williams

G8-57991**

* Specific applications for each color are called out in drawings and specifications for each job.
** For locations outside California, "GC-" followed by the five digit number is acceptable.

1.2 Paint Suppliers

For supplier information, contact:

DuPont Automotive
Russ Williams, Fleet Sales Specialist
3180 Crow Canyon Place, Suite 105
San Ramon, Ca 94583-1339

Tel: (925) 355-0540
Fax: (916) 789-9812
VM: (800) 994-6245 ID 130-5437
Email: Russ.A.Williams@usa.dupont.com

Steve Podles
Manager Commercial OE & Market Development, PPG Industries
19699 Progress Drive
Strongsville, Ohio 44136

Tel: (440) 572-2800
  or (440) 546-5366
Fax: (440) 572-6871

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corp.
Richard Crabtree, Fleet/OE Sales Representative
6600 44th Street Suite K
Sacramento, CA 95823

Tel: (916) 424-1722
Fax: (916) 429-6214
Email: richard.a.crabtree@sherwin.com

1.3 Coating Application & Material Specification

Surface preparation, undercoating and top coating application process shall be specified by the coating supplier. All undercoating materials shall be provided by the same supplier as the topcoat material. Refer to the application process and related product specification by each supplier in the appropriate Appendix.

DuPont

Appendix B

PPG Industries

Appendix C

Sherwin-Williams

Appendix D

1.4 Substitutions

No substitutions from 1.1 for any coating material shall be made without the written consent of Caltrans. Approved substitutions shall comply with all test requirements listed under section 2. Testing and compliance with these conditions as well as any and all costs associated with compliance tests shall be paid by the vendor. Results of all test requirements must accompany the request for approved substitution.

1.5 Coating Workmanship

All coated surfaces shall be prepared in accordance with the paint supplier’s recommendations, as described in Appendix B, Appendix C or Appendix D, to provide maximum coating adhesion, durability and finish. All metal surfaces shall be undercoated in accordance with the paint supplier’s recommendations, as described in Appendix B, Appendix C or Appendix D, not less than 2 mils dry thickness. The topcoat shall be not less than 2-mil dry film thickness (total of 4 mils). The topcoat shall be free from runs, drips, sags, or any other undesirable condition listed in Appendix A, and shall be evenly applied to provide a gloss finish. The topcoat shall be compatible for re-coat or touch-up with the corresponding coating and color specified in 1.1.

Chassis mounting scars due to mounting body and equipment shall be repaired as necessary and refinished. Any coating overspray (glass, paint, rubber, etc.) shall be removed and the surface returned to its original condition.

1.6 Body Filler

Body filler is not acceptable on new equipment.

 

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