Paint Detective PD8 – Professional Paint Thickness Gauge

£219.99 (£183.33 exc. VAT)

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The PD8 is a sophisticated yet simple to use tool that can enable the user to quickly determine previous repairs that may have been carried out to a vehicles bodywork (the gauge works on both steel and aluminium panels switching between either mode automatically), often these repairs are not easily or quickly identified when relying just on eyesight and/or fingers.

Men and women with years of experience appraising and buying vehicles will admit to making what can often be expensive appraisal mistakes. With a little practice a Paint Detective PD8 gauge user will become an expert in uncovering the history of any vehicles
bodywork therefore helping him or her to carry out accurate and fully informed appraisals.

With such a quick, simple to use, highly accurate and inexpensive tool as the PD8 now available why risk making a potentially expensive appraisal mistake ever again?

Model Paint Detective PD8
What's in the Box? PD8 Gauge (Ready to Use), Leather Style Belt Clip
Case, Instructions, 4 X AAA Batteries, 2 x Calibration
Checkpieces (Aluminium and Steel) & 4 x Thickness
Check Foils
Typical Users include

Vehicle Appraisers & Buyers, Panel Beaters / Motor Body
Repairers, Painting Contractors, Galvanizers,
Anodisers, Powder Coaters, Metal Fabricators,
Chromers, Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, Vehicle
Detailers, Zinc Platers etc

Ferrous Metal Mode (Fe)
(Typical Applications)

Technology – Magnetic Induction – (enables
measurement of non magnetic coatings on magnetic
substrates such as Steel, Mild Steel, Cast Iron &
Magnetic Stainless Steel). Example coatings:- Paint,
Zinc / Galvanising, Chrome, Copper, Enamel, Rubber,
Paint, Varnish, Powder Coating, Plastic etc.
Non Ferrous Metal Mode (NFe)
(Typical Applications)
Technology – Eddy Current – (enables measurement of
non-conductive coatings on non-ferrous substrates
such as Aluminium, Copper, Brass, Zinc, Tin, and Non-
Magnetic Stainless Steel). Example coatings:- Paint,
Enamel, Rubber, Paint, Varnish, Powder Coating,
Anodizing, Plastic etc.
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

Minimum Sample Thickness 0.3mm
Operating Conditions Temp: 0 – 50ºC and Humidity: < 80%
Weight 81g (not including batteries)
Dimensions 126 x 65 x 27mm
Meets Standards Including ISO-2178, ISO-2360, DIN, ASTM & BS
  (suitable for laboratory and harsh field conditions)

Units of Measurement
(Microns & Mils)

Metric Measurement:-
Micrometre (µm) – also known as Micron
1 µm = 1/1000mm
Imperial Measurement:-
Mil – also known as Thou
1 Mil = 1/1000 Inch
1 Mil / Thou = 25.4 Microns / Micrometre (µm)

Additional Functionality Gauge auto adjusts between Ferrous (Steel) and Non-
Ferrous (Aluminium etc) Modes, Low Battery Indicator,
Ice Blue Backlight, Metric (Microns µm) or Imperial (Mils)
measurement settings, Auto Power Off, Easy Reset to
Factory Settings.


Additional information

Weight 2000.00 g

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