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Old 14-08-2015, 08:46 PM   #21
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My friend could do with this he's just sold his focus rs to buy a rear end damaged Audi s5, and is hoping to bring it back to health
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Old 14-08-2015, 08:48 PM   #22
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Yep no one likes a soggy box. At least now it's protected from the elements and such like.
Where did you get the travel case from?
I think it's good when people do things like this as it can save people money buy getting the right thing and not buying fake or crap stuff and in general gives you a virtual feel for it. It's much appreciated and I will imagine this will help many people out including myself.

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Was from the bay too, gopro case (medium size) and just had to cut the width of the current packaging which held the gauge and calibration shims in to fit it which was good. I guess that's the bonus of being part of a forum, the downside is the cost and people convincing you that you need items
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Old 14-08-2015, 08:49 PM   #23
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My friend could do with this he's just sold his focus rs to buy a rear end damaged Audi s5, and is hoping to bring it back to health

Won't work on plastic bumpers but would work on the boot lid
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Old 14-08-2015, 09:21 PM   #24
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Won't work on plastic bumpers but would work on the boot lid
Will it measure the depth of his hair as he's slightly (a lot) balding
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Old 14-08-2015, 09:27 PM   #25
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Will it measure the depth of his hair as he's slightly (a lot) balding

Nothing worse than being Bald Steve!
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Did the rounds on my car today and was between 90um and 140um which is a wide variation. It came in at an average of 115um which has left some space for movement which will be corrected next year.



I tried it on a panel which doesn't have any lacquer but has undercoat and a top coat (under the boot shuts) and came in around 50-65um averaging 58um. Therefore meaning I have around 40um of lacquer on my car which is plenty to play around with at a later stage.

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Need to invest in one of these at some point in my life
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So, can I confirm that these PTGs measure to the metal, rather then through the clearcoat to the colour paint?

Are there gauges that can measure the depth of clearcoat alone...? Some sort of optical sensor I guess...?
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Old 22-09-2015, 10:35 PM   #29
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Do door shuts have any lacquer on them?

I done a reading on a pretty new Juke and only showed up 50 or so on my reading
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So, can I confirm that these PTGs measure to the metal, rather then through the clearcoat to the colour paint?

Are there gauges that can measure the depth of clearcoat alone...? Some sort of optical sensor I guess...?

They do down to the metal, for a PTG that does the clear coat to the "coloured" paint you're looking at a lot more money
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