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Explaining paint measurements

July 16, 2014
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ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — Paint measurements are taken in order to gauge the thickness of a vehicle’s paint, and what level of polishing and correction is safe, according to Detailed Image.  

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Paint measurements, notes the article, will usually have some anomalies, but they are still a valuable way to gain information. On areas that have been repainted for instance, a higher level reading will usually occur.

The author states that he uses his paint thickness gauge almost daily. “We use it mainly when doing more than a 2-stage paint correction, especially on older vehicles that have a suspect paint job.”

The gauge can be useful for more than two stage paint correction, however. “We also use it on almost every car to simply do a thorough inspection and make sure we can report to the client if there are any panels that may be the odd one out."

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The full blog goes into more specifics on gauges, and explains more on how many different layers they read the paint as, and other things that make them valuable.

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