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Looking for a Coating Thickness Gauge


RFQ: I'm looking for equipment to measure the thickness of

1, 2-layer painting on ABS plastic substrate,
2, each layer around 15 micron,
3, to a resolution of at least 2 micron
4, the surface is curved, but can find areas of 1 cm2 not quite so

Thanks for any info.


Hank Han
- Lausanne, VD, Switzerland

Paint thickness gauge


A. Dear hank, There is such equipment on the market. I have tried out but the results are not always correct when I compare it with a destructive method under the electron microscope. At this moment there is not good equipment for your problem in my view. I can give you a hint. Put little steel plates on your products. Paint the product and measure the layer thickness. Good luck.

jan rijn
lakfinishing jan rijn b.v. - goes the netherlands


A. A good source of film gauges is Paul N. Gardner. [Pompano Beach, FL]. If they do not have it is is probably not worth having.

I use 0-200 mil Quanix 1500 gauge.

Tyrone L. Caley
Caley & Associates - Jefferson City, Missouri

(2001) -- this entry appended to this thread by editor in lieu of spawning a duplicative thread

RFQ: I'm looking for a Wet Film Thickness Gauge, that can be imprinted with my company name and phone number. The gauge size is approx., 2 x 3.5" & approx., 1/8" thick and is made of stainless steel. Measurements are printed on all 4 sides.

If more information is needed please respond.

Mark C [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Blue Springs, Missouri, USA


RFQ: I am also looking for this product (wet film thickness gauge -- comb and or business card style). Have you found a supplier? Please let me know

[last name deleted for privacy by Editor]>
- Montréal, Quebec, Canada

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