Tips For Using an Elcometer

After reviewing about airless spray, today we would like to introduce you with Elcometer. Elcometer is a gauge to measure a paint thickness, therefore, you can use this tool for many purposes and to measure many things, but mostly elcometer is used for measuring the paint thickness of commercial used-car buyers in order to find out if an automobile has been rebuilt after being in an accident, but many people also use this tool for industrial needs. So, whatever your need, using elcometer to measure coating or painting is always a best choice. Here are some of the ways of using an Elcometer.

Substrate Coatings

  1. Putting a piece of replica tape and measuring the thickness by calibrating your manual Elcometer. When the thickness of the tape reveals, zero out the Elcometer.
  2. Locate your replica tape on a coated substrate, adhesive side down, and clean it by firmly rubbing the center with a polishing tool. It is aimed for taking up the basic coating and relocating it to the tape.
  3. Take out the replica tape from the substrate and locate the center rubbed area into the Elcometer. To find out the thickness, read it on the dial as the thickness of substrate coating will be written on the dial.

Automobile Paint

  1. Setting your digital Elcometer digit to zero. Mostly, Elcometer is already pre-calibrated from the factory.
  2. Push down the measuring end reverse the meter end, onto every painted area of an automobile. It is pointed to give you a measurement about the thickness of the paint.
  3. Evaluate the thickness of paint in every area and compare the results. Digital Elcometers work much like radar, as it sends an electronic signal through the paint that jump out to the unit. Measurements that are close in value will present a paint job without blemishes or body damaged. Fiercely swaying measurement figures will show body damage that has been aesthetically fixed using body filler, which it was coated and concealed by being painted over.
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