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Old 28-10-2017, 09:30 AM   #1
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Paint Thickness Gauge Recommendations

Could anybody recommend me a decent paint thickness gauge? I've had a look online and there's so many to choose from!


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Old 28-10-2017, 12:03 PM   #2
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Like with most things it's down to how much your willing to spend. If your a weekend warrior spending £200+ on a gauge you use maybe once a year can seem excessive.

I think as long as it comes with testing plates you know it's going to be accurate.
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Old 28-10-2017, 12:20 PM   #3
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And what you want it to do - some read different metals, layers etc.

As above mine is a dead basic one I bought cheaply on the 'bay and gets very little use

This thread reminds me, I must dig it out and check the batteries aren't leaking 'snow'.
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Old 28-10-2017, 12:57 PM   #4
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Bought one of these...



Used it twice and now it won't read Fe block so have no faith in it.

Disappointing as not the type of kit you use every day.

Basically no chance of after support I'm told by supplier (it's over a year old) as it's from China.
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Old 28-10-2017, 06:22 PM   #5
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I'd probably say that I was a keen enthusiast... I've detailed a few cars now and was looking to invest in a gauge to give me confidence detailing older cars. I'd probably spend up to £100 on a decent one as it would get used

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Old 29-10-2017, 08:51 PM   #6
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I was looking at this one from the Clean Your Car website reduced to £150.
A lot of money to spend for a weekend warrior but might come in handy when looking at buying a used car to see if it’s had any paint work done that you might not be aware of.
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polish.../prod_781.html


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Old 29-10-2017, 09:02 PM   #7
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This one seems popular on some of the detailing websites
£200
http://www.paintdetective.com/new_special_offers.html


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Old 29-10-2017, 09:10 PM   #8
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Many thanks for the advice hoppy

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I got one on eBay that seems to work pretty well. I posted it on here before when somebody asked. It's the CEM DT-156


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Plus one for the paint detective. I have one for a few years now and never a problem with it.
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