PaintCheck Paint Thickness Gauge

Price: $ 495.00
Measuring Range: 0 – 80 mils (0 – 2000 µm)
Measures on steel, aluminum and non-ferrous metals
No calibration required

The PaintCheck Paint Thickness Gauge provides fast, non-destructive coating thickness measurements on steel and non-ferrous metals. It is intended for use by car dealerships, auto body shops, insurance adjusters and similar users who only need a simple, one-handed basic gauge. The resolution is limited to 0.5 mils (5 µm) and should not be confused with our other "precision" gauges as this is adequate for basic thickness "checks".

Simply place the gauge on the surface to be tested. An accurate thickness reading appears almost instantaneously on the large, easy-to-read display—without scratching or damaging the surface in any way.

The PaintCheck Paint Thickness Gauge automatically selects the optimum measuring method (magnetic induction or eddy-current). No calibration is required.

In addition, The PaintCheck Paint Thickness Gauge provides valuable information about the coating structure, such as paint top coats or body fillers. For example, if the measured thickness value is significantly greater than the expected paint thickness, this would indicate the use of filler material or repainting.

Speed, versatility and ease of use make The PaintCheck Paint Thickness Gauge a valuable tool for a wide range of paint inspection tasks. Especially the basic tasks, not requiring the highest possible resolution.


  • Large measuring range: 0 – 80 mils (0 – 2000 µm)
  • Resolution of 0.5 mils (5 µm) is acceptable for a basic paint , but is not suitable for precise coating thickness measurement
  • User-selectable units: mils or microns (µm)
  • Simple, one-key operation
  • Measures on steel, aluminum and non-ferrous metals
  • No calibration required

Complete Kit

gauges are supplied as a complete kit, with gauge, plastic test shim, steel zero test plate, aluminum zero test plate, 2x AAA batteries, manual and soft carrying pouch.

complete kit


RangeFe: 0 – 80.00 mils (0 – 2000 µm)
NFe: 0 – 80.00 mils (0 – 2000 µm)
Accuracy±0.5 mils plus 5% of reading
±5 µm plus 5% of reading
Display4-digit alphanumeric, 0.4” (10mm) height
Minimum Measuring Area1.6" x 1.6" (40mm x 40mm)
Minimum Substrate ThicknessFe: 30 mils (0.75mm)
NFe: 10 mils (0.25mm)
CalibrationFactory calibration
Operating Temp.32 °F to 122 °F (0 °C to 50 °C )
Surface Temp.5 °F to 140 °F (–15 °C to 60 °C )
Battery Type2 AAA 1.5V
Dimensions4.3" x 2" x 1" (110 x 50 x 25mm)
Weight3.2 oz (90 g)
Protection ClassIP 52 (proof against dust and dripping water)
StandardsDIN, ISO, ASTM, BS
Warranty1 year

Measuring Limits

Minimum Radius for Convex SurfacesFe - 1.5" (37 mm)
NFe- 3.0" (75mm)
Minimum Radius for Concave Surfaces4” (100mm)
Minimum Headroom5" (125mm)
Minimum Sample Diameter1.6" (40mm)
Minimum Substrate Thickness - F30 mils (0.75mm)
Minimum Substrate Thickness - NFe10 mils (0.25mm)


PaintCheck Paint Thickness Gauge - Instruction Manual

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