Task Force on Undervehicle Corrosion of Coated Steels (SAE - Iron and Steel Technical Committee, Division 32) 770364
The task force, formed on October 7, 1975, consists of members from three American automakers and ten American and Canadian steelmakers.
Their goal is to develop an SAE Recommended Practice on a method of testing the corrosion resistance of coated steels in an undervehicle deicing salt environment. It is intended that suppliers will use this test to rank candidate coatings. Current lab tests are felt to lack correlation with actual field performance.
This report indicates the direction the task force is taking and the progress to-date.