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21:53 Jul 4, 2007
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Science - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng / solventes de petróleo
English term or phrase: wet edge time
Se trata de un manual de productos de petróleo. El siguiente párrafo pertenece al capítulo sobre los solventes. Habla de los alcoholes minerales y sus aplicaciones:

"Mineral Spirits—Mineral spirits constitute about three fourths of all hydrocarbon solvents used in the paint industry and 90 percent of the solvents in architectural finishes. It comprises four general types. Within each of these types, there are products that offer a choice in boiling range and volatility, and thus permit some control of "setting" rate, brush-ability, and **wet-edge** time."

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Gerardo Bensi
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4tiempo en que el film de pintura seca antes que se haya evaporado el solvente.slothm
3tiempo que permanece fresca para aplicar una segunda manoJulio Torres


  

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tiempo que permanece fresca para aplicar una segunda mano


Explanation:
La definición de "wet edge time" es:

Wet edge time is the maximum time the film can be left and still permit satisfactory "joining up" with freshly applied paint.

Desconozco si existe un término exacto en español, pero puedo sugerir ser explicativo: "tiempo que [la pintura] permanece fresca para aplicar una segunda mano.

Dentro del contexto suena natural.

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tiempo en que el film de pintura seca antes que se haya evaporado el solvente.


Explanation:
Luego de aplicar la pintura, comienzan simultáneamente la evaporación del solvente y el secado del film de pintura.
Si el film superficial seca antes, parte del solvente queda atrapado bajo la película. Esto es indeseable por lo que se mide este tiempo y es uno de los controles importantes de calidad que se le hacen a las pinturas.

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