Application #1 : Measuring total thickness The PosiTector 200 B1 is ready to measure most plastic coating applications right-out-of-the-box. It has a measuring range of 13 to 1000 microns (0.5 to 40 mils) and is ideal for measuring total coating system thickness.
In spite of everything, how thick is a MIL of paint?
In the U.S. the thickness of paint is expressed in mils (one mil equals 1/1000 of inch). The rest of the world expresses coating thickness in microns (1 micron = 1 millionth of a meter and 25.4 microns = . 001” inch or 1 mil).
Along with, what is the thickness of paint used? Traditionally a destructive test method is used to determine paint thickness. Today, the primary purpose of ultrasonic testing is to non-destructively measure the TOTAL thickness of the paint system, typically in the range of 3 to 5 mils (75 –125 μm).
Typically however a vehicle from the factory will have between 4 – 7 mils (100 – 180 microns). Consistency is what is important. Measurements taken across a panel should show only small variations in thickness.
How does a paint thickness meter work?
The eddy current principle is used for non-conductive coatings on non-ferrous metals substrates. A permanent magnet is mounted on a balanced arm and the force required to pull this magnet from the surface of the coating is a measure of the thickness of the coating.
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
Coating Thickness Gauge CM-206FN Digital Paint Meter/Best for Automotive Paint Thickness Measurement (Resolution 0.001mils)
Measurement Resolution only 0.001 mils (up to 4 mils); 0.01mils (more than 4 mils)
Digital Paint and Coating Thickness Measurement on Iron, Steel and Aluminum
Automatic recognition for Ferrous (F) and Non-Ferrous (N) substrates
3 measuring units switchable: Mils / μm (Micron) / mm (Millimeter)
LCD display, easy for you to watch the results clearly and statistics of measurements
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
ERAY Paint Coating Thickness Gauge, Digital Mil Thickness Meter with Backlight LCD Display for Car Automotive, Data Store/Data Transmission/High Low Limit Alarm/Calibration Function (Grey)
√ Fe/NFe Dual Probe: The measuring range of this paint thickness gauge is 0 to 2000um(78.7mils). 4 general groups can store max. 320 readings when power off, 80 readings per group
√ Coating Thickness Gauge: Human-oriented interface with backlight LCD dispaly, user can set the parameters visually before using it. And easy to store, recall or delete the readings
√ CD & USB Cable: User can view and analyze the measurement via USB interface to data transmission after installing the software in CD to PC. Low battery and error indication
√ ALARM Function: ERAY paint thickness meter is better for special security requirements, user can set high or low limit alarm, alarm icon displayed on LCD when over the limit
√ Widely Used: This coating thickness meter is suitable for laboratory, workshop, paint shops, automobile, shipbuilding, aircraft industries, etc. 24 months free replacement
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
Digital Coating Thickness Gauge Meter with 2â€ LCD Display Backlight/Rotatable Color Display/ 3 Color Warning Light for Automotive Paint Thickness Measurement, Data Store Analysis
[Reliable & Durable] The ergonomic thickness gauge with highly sensitive probe uses magnetic induction or eddy current measurement technology to automatically identify the base material, and quickly and accurately measure the thickness of the coating. It is ideal for your automotive paint inspection, coating metal processing and manufacturing quality testing.
[Large Rotatable LCD Color Screen] The coating thickness gauge is equipped with large 2-inch high-definition display, and the adjustable backlight helps you easily measure even in low light conditions. It has a built-in gravity sensor that automatically rotates the display during the test. So you can easily read measurements from any angle.
[2 Quick Judgment Mode] With the single-point judgment mode and 5-point judgment mode, you can easily measure the thickness and uniformity of body paint on used cars without breaking the coating. The thickness gauge notifies the user when the coating is too thick or too thin, helping you identify hidden damage. This is very important for determining the actual value of used cars and other industrial products.
[Unique 3 Colors LED Warning Light] The thickness gauge has 3 colors warning light to indicate the current measurement value attributes for you (Green: qualified; Red: below the limit; Yellow: above the limit). And the power switch and the measurement have an audible prompt to help you quickly identify the measurement value.
[Data Storage & Wide Uses] The large-capacity memory chip can store 500 sets of data, which can be easily exported via the USB data cable, and the downloadable computer software can analyze the measurement results in detail. It can be widely used by amateurs or professionals in a variety of fields such as automobile manufacturing, paint inspection and metal processing.
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
Elpidan - Paint Thickness Gauge Meter â€“ Coating Thickness Gauge â€“ Paint Depth Gauge Meter | Zero & Point Cal | Wide 2.2â€ High Contrast LCD | 0 to 1500um | Soft Carrying Case | Automatic F/NF | Auto â€¦
WIDE DISPLAY - Elpidan E2000 is equipped with a WIEDE 2.2 inch high-definition LCD (45 x 35 mm) - Easy to read measurements at all angles with High contrast LCD.
RELIABLE, ACCURATE & EASY - Measures accurately on smooth, rough, thin and curved surfaces - Repeatable and reproducible - Increased reading resolution for thin coatings - Large buttons ideal for gloved hands - Automatic shutdown - Light Weight (100 grams) - Battery Indicator
POWERFUL & EFFICIENT - Durable gauge and probe construction - F/NF modes (Auto Detect) - Fast reading - Zero calibration & Multi-points calibration - Metric/imperial unit - Single & Continuous measurement - User friendly and easy to carry with Included Soft Carrying Case
BASIC PAREMETERS - Measuring range: 0 to 1500um (59mil) ; Resolution: 0.1 μm(<1 00μm),1 μm(≥1 00μm); Accuracy: ±(3%+2um) / ±(3%+0.08mil) ; Minimum thickness of metal substrate: 0.5mm
WIDELY USED: measures the thickness of non-magnetic coating on magnetic metal substrates and non-conductive coatings on all non-ferrous metals. It is widely used in manufacturing, workshop, paint shops, Automobile, metal processing, commodity inspection and other testing areas.
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
Coating Thickness Gauge CM-205FN | Best Digital Meter for Automotive Paint Thickness Measurement | Resolution 0.01mils | Automatic F/NF
LARGE DISPLAY - The coating thickness gauge CM-205 FN is equipped with a large 2.2’ display with ice-backlight and high definition data display. All values are in large print, which improves the user experience and usability of the device.
ACCURACE AND USABILITY - The thickness gauge accurately measures on surfaces of any shape - concave, rough and convex, thanks to the dynamic design of the measuring sensor. Device has light weight and fits comfortably in the hand, and is also equipped with large buttons for working with gloves.
MAIN PARAMETERS - Resolution: 0.1um/0.01mils; Measuring range: 0~1500um (0~59.1mils); Automatic recognition for iron (ferrous) and aluminum (non-ferrous) substrates; Digital LCD display for clear reading; Automatic shutdown function; Accuracy: ± 3%; Statistics: No. of readings, mean, minimum, maximum and standard deviation; Measuring units: um and mil; Calibration: Easy and fast calibration of the zero surface.
RELIABILITY AND DURABILITY - The measuring sensor is made of steel and coated with Teflon for better protection and durability. The thickness gauge works with high precision in all weather conditions - temperatures up to -13...104F, high humidity and gas contamination.
WIDE USES - It is highly accurate and compact instrument used to quickly and accurately measure thickness of coating or plating on almost all kinds of metal surface. This device can be used for determining the average thickness of paint on the car body, used by amateurs and professionals in manufacturing, workshops, paint shops, in the automotive.
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
ERAY Coating Paint Thickness Gauge Meter Digital Handheld for Car Automotive with Backlight LCD Display (Black)
【Fe/NFe Probe】Measuring range is 0 to 1500um and accuracy is ±(3%+1um). This thickness gauge is only the direct group, it will not save the readings when power off
【Backlight LCD Display】Large screen with backlight, user can read the measurement easily in the dark. It will power off automatically within 5 min once no any operations
【Calibration Function】This coating thickness gauge provides zero calibraiton and multi-point calibration(If only one point calibration, it is recommended if readings to be expected will be close to the calibration value)
【Widely Used】It is suitable for laboratory, workshop, outdoor use, offices, paint shops, chemical, automobile, shipbuilding, aircraft industries and light and heavy engineering
【Package List】1 x Coating Thickness Gauge, 1 x Storage Bag, 1 x Aluminium Substrate, 1 x Iron Substrate, 5 x Standard Foil, 2 x AAA Battery, 1 x User Manual
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
FenderSplendor FS488 Paint Meter/Gauge. 15,000 Meters Sold to Date, Sold and Warrantied in The USA with 2 Year Exchange Warranty. Avoid $3000 Losses When You Miss Paintwork.
Eliminate $2,000 Mistakes. Auto Reads Steel and Aluminum. No on or off switch. Instant On
Warranty work done in the USA and normally returned within 1 business day.
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15,000 Car Dealers have trusted FenderSplendor for over 12 years
Fast and friendly USA based tech support. Fast Warranty work done in the USA
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
Highline 2nd Generation Paint Meter
Reads Steel and Aluminium panels within a range of 0-40mils(0-1000µm)
Pre-calibrated for use right out of the package
Large LCD screen with 180° screen rotation
Displays readings in mils or microns
Automatic surface indication allows for easy switching between substrates
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
Paint Coating Thickness Gauge Meter, Car Painting Depth Gauge for Used Car Buyer, Paint Mil Thickness Meter Gauge Magnetic Check The Carâ€™s Original Coating 0-1500um Auto Off SoftCase Carry
【Auto Reads Steel and Aluminum】Coating Paint thickness gauge Designed with dual technology, the non-destructive Coating Thickness Tester takes the guess work out of testing surface coatings by providing automatic recognition for both ferrous and non-ferrous substrates.
【A Useful, Versatile Meter for Many Applications】 Ideal for checking the car painting thickness checker, like used cars paint, powder coating, anodized aluminum, bathroom fittings, bike frames, stadium seats, outdoor sheds, furniture, swing sets, cabinets and lockers, computers, appliances, and toys.
【Automotive perform on used car, save money】 Sometimes body shops do a great job hiding visually everything that couldn’t tell us that the car was involved in a heavy crash. Checking car paint to make sure each panel has about the same thickness of paint on it when buying used cars.
【Easy to Read Display】Paint depth thickness gauge with the large Screen display shows metal type, working mode, number, battery status, and readings either in µm or mils units.
【90 Days Full Money Back Refund】 Fast and friendly online based tech support normally returned within 1 business day.
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
allsun Thickness Gauge Paint Meter Paint Thickness Meter for Car Automotive Tool Auto Digital Calibration Data Hold Mini Size with LCD Display
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▲〖EASY OF USE〗Automatic Calibration Data Hold Mini Size with LCD Display, It can measure the thickness of many nonmetallic substance(Measuring range is 0.0 to 2.0mm or 0 to 80 mil).The mainly function is measuring car paint thickness.
▲〖MULTI FUNCTIONAL〗Allsun digital coating thickness gauge accurately measures automotive paint thickness.Designed to non-destructively measure the thickness of non-magnetic coatings on iron,steel or aluminum.
▲ 〖ABOUT STARTS UP〗 Power supply by 1 piece 3V button cell, CR2032 or equivalent.( Move the battery's insulating piece away before using ),Two units available:mm/mil.
▲ 〖MINI THICKNESS METER〗The paint thickness meter is use to measure thickness and check for body filler, is not need calibration, the packaging list is not includes Calibration plates.
5.8 Magnification—For any given coating thickness, mea- surement errors generally increase with decreasing magnifica- tion. If possible, the magnification should be chosen so that the field of view is between 1.5 and 3 × the coating thickness.
Dry film thickness (DFT) or coating thickness is arguably the single most important measurement made during the application and inspection of protective coatings. Coatings are designed to perform their intended function when applied within the DFT range as specified by the manufacturer.
For example, one-eight of an inch equals 125 mils. Standard 'home center' floor paint when cured is about 2 mils. A sheet of standard copy paper is about 4 mils. The thickness of these floors varies from 3-10 mils based on the number of times it is coated, and if a top coat is used.
Painting a large truck or vehicle would take a professional about six to seven quarts of paint. If you are inexperienced, two or three coats of paint on a car would require about two gallons. If you are painting your vehicle the same color, 2 gallons should work.