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Paint Detective PD8 Hand Held Paint Thickness Gauge

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Paint Detective PD8 Coating & Paint Thickness Gauge
Our Price (inc VAT): £269.00
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When machine polishing a car, particularly when using a Rotary polisher it is essential to know the qualities of the paintwork you're working with.

This sophisticated tool enables the user to quickly identify panels that have been previously repaired and repainted, as well as determining the depth of paint on vintage and performance vehicles.

Manufactured by a long established high quality electronic instrument manufacturer the PD8 Gauge is suitable for use in the Automotive and Motor Trade, as well as Engineering and Metal Fabrication. It can also be an extremely useful tool for professionals involved with the purchase and appraisal of vehicles.

Features & Benefits:

  • Gauge auto adjusts between Ferrous (Steel) & Non-Ferrous (Aluminium) modes
  • Low battery indicator
  • Ice blue back-light
  • Metric (Microns µm) or Imperial (Mils) measurement settings
  • Auto power off
  • Easy reset to factory settings
  • Highlights where a panel has been blended
  • Shows where dents or rust have been repaired
  • Reveals places where panels have been welded in
  • Shows up inconsistencies with paint depth

Additional Functionality:

Box Contains:

  • PD8 Gauge (ready to use)
  • Leather style case with belt clip
  • User manual
  • AAA batteries x 4
  • Calibration check pieces (aluminium & steel) x 2
  • Thickness check foils x 4

Technical Specifications:

  • Measuring range: 0-1250µm (0-1.25mm) or 0-50mil
  • Resolution: 0.1µm (0-99.9 µm) and 1µm (over 100 µm)
  • Accuracy: ±1-3% (±2.5µm or 0.1mil - whichever the greater)
  • Power supply: 4 x 1.5V AAA batteries
  • Minimum measurement area: 6mm
  • Minimum sample thickness: 0.3mm
  • Operating conditions: Temp: 0 - 50ºC and Humidity: < 80%
  • Meets standards including: ISO-2178, ISO-2360, DIN, ASTM & BS
  • Suitable for laboratory & harsh field conditions
  • Units of measurement: microns & mils
  • Weight: 81g (not including batteries)
  • Dimensions: 126 x 65 x 27mm

Metric Measurement:

  • Micrometre (µm) – also known as micron 1 µm = 1/1000mm
  • Imperial measurement: mil – also known as thou 1 mil = 1/1000 inch
  • Conversion: 1 mil / thou = 25.4 microns / micrometre (µm)

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