automotive weathering
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exterior automotive weathering

to test real world performance, you need to replicate real world conditions for automotive weathering

paint

  • colour change
  • cracking and peeling

fascias and body panels

  • colour change
  • delamination

headlamps

  • yellowing
  • cracking
  • delamination

glazing

  • loss of laminate adhesion
  • hazing
  • yellowing of laminates

weathering seals and gaskets

  • cracking
  • seal failure
  • embrittlement

engine components

  • seal failure
  • fastener integrity

wheels and wheel covers

  • cracking
  • delamination

interior automotive weathering

accelerated weathering reports from an independent accredited laboratory are often required to supply materials

instrument and door panels/airbag covers

  • colour change (fade, shift, chalking)
  • cracking
  • delamination of skin to substrate
  • embrittlement

hard trim

  • colour change (fade and shift)
  • embrittlement
  • delamination

carpets and fabrics

  • colour change (fade and shift)
  • fiber deterioration
  • adhesion loss/delamination

centre consoles/overhead console

  • colour change (fade and shift)
  • coating delamination

headliners

  • colour change (fade and shift)
  • adhesive failure

seats

  • colour change (fade and shift)
  • cracking
  • fiber deterioration

accelerated weathering

list of weathering standards

latest accelerated weathering testing blogs

automotive weathering