Automotive Paint Gage with Flip Display

   Automotive Paint Thickness Gage
"The PosiTest DFT is excellent. We use it to measure paint thickness on automobiles"
TJ in New Jersey

About Auto-Paint-Meter

Auto-Paint-Meter.com is an authorized reseller and distributor for the Defelsko PosiTest DFT Combo Paint Meter for aluminum and steel and the Defelsko PosiTest Ferrous for measuring steel only. The Defelsko PosiTest DFT Combo Paint Meter is popular with buyers, inspectors and adjusters, it has a large display and works in all weather conditions over any type of metal, steel or aluminum. DeFelsko Corporation, a leading U.S. Manufacturer of coating thickness gages and inspection instruments, has been delivering Simple, Durable and Accurate gages since 1966. Family owned and operated in Northern New York, their state of the art facility houses research, development, manufacturing, quality, sales and service departments.

Meter & Gauge Paint Thickness: Why?

It is very important to measure or gauge the paint thickness on vehicles to find out if the car has been in an accident, has refinishing of rusted areas or other repairs. Repaired body panels do not always have the same wear rating and durability of the factory paint work, so using a Defelsco paint gauge or meter is an extremely valuable tool in discovery. Missing "paintwork" on just one car can easily be a mistake greater than the cost of a meter. Paint thickness measurement is a powerful tool for finding evidence of accidents, patching of rust spots, and past paint repairs. Unlike visual inspections, a paint meter is a reliable, quantifiable, & accurate measurement tool.

How to use the Defelsco Paint Meter & Gage:

The paint thickness gauges & meters are fast and easy to use. You are looking for differences or discrepancies in the thickness of paint. For instance, we have found that on most German and Japanese cars, the paint thickness, using the Defelsco paint thickness gauge or meter is between 4 to 5 mils. You should go around the car the first time, just putting the paint meter & gauge on each panel one time. Then you can check the paint thickness on the whole vehicle. This is good as you want to get an idea of the whole car, so then you can see when the gauge or meter moves up or down, signifying a panel that has been worked on. So, as an example, let's say you start at a rear quarter panel. You put the Defelsco paint meter or gauge on the left rear of the car. The paint meter reads 4.0 mils. Then go to the rear door and the meter reads 4.5 mils. Then the driver's door reads 5.0 mils with the paint gauge. That is within normal factory paint specifications. Then put the Defelsco paint gauge or meter on the hood and it reads 10 or 12 mils or more and that panel has been replaced. Since all the car factory paints normally run between 4 to 6 mils or 6 to 8 mils, when you get up to 11 mils and above the paint is either very thick or then has bondo underneath.

Our Primary Market:

The main buyers of the Defelsco paint thickness meters & gages are the used car managers and the buyers for stores that sell used cars. Also, automotive wholesalers, inspection service and insurance companies buy the Defelsco paint gauges & meters. In addition, body shops and detail shops love the paint gauge or meter as they can tell them much about what they have to work with.

How to Buy the Defelsco Paint Thickness Meters & Gages:

The Defelsco paint thickness meter & gauge is sold online 7 days per week. We take credit cards from Visa, Master Card and American Express. We ship the Defelsco paint meters or gauges everyday from Monday until Friday, except for holidays.


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