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Old 12-04-2012, 12:05 AM   #11
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Just posted in your other thread but I say yes, I have one and use it to quickly check over cars I do enhancements on (you never know) and then if doing more correction type jobs I use it more throughout too.

Just the one mind you, people who use more than that are the kind of folk your mum warned you about
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They are incredibly expensive from what I have seen but I guess its cheaper than a strike through..
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not all are andrew - the ones that can measure plastic panels and / or each paint layer cost £1000's, but the ones most on here use that measure metal only and the total thickness costs about £150-180ish, depending where its from..
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They are incredibly expensive from what I have seen but I guess its cheaper than a strike through..
The one recommended to me is the Highline II for $250 US.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:09 AM   #16
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if you are doing other peoples cars its a must IMO.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:12 AM   #17
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Yes. How else will you know how many microns that last pass took away. They're not foolproof but give you a good idea what you are working with?
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Yes, they are fantastic, so useful when buying a second hand car also to see if it has ever seen any paint before!
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Like a condom, its a must have if you are removing paint ot clear coat, if not and you go through you got rust nine months later

If its a one off can you find a local who has one & buy him a drink while you zip around the jag taking readings ?
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if not and you go through you got rust nine months later
Rust from removing clear??
Maybe on something not French.I repaired a deep scratch on the sill of my 406 and didnt put any clear on,it didnt rust.I had that 5 years,and my brother now has it.It's still ok.
Might rust if you go through,clear (if present),paint and primer and then left it for a few weeks.But you'd have to be a moron of biblical proportions to manage that one.
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