# How to measure paint thickness?

### How to measure paint thickness?

To take your measurements, simply place the device on the bodywork. Instantly, the PTG measure the distance between the body panel under the painting. This measure is expressed in micrometres. For example: if the device displays 4000 µm, thepaint thickness is 0.4 cm.

### How thick is the paint?

The thickness of the paint is different according to the panels, the model and the brand. If the paint layer is 80 micrometers thick in one place, it could be 20 micrometers less than just 5 cm next. It is the same for the varnish (clear coat).

### How thick is a coat of paint?

If the paint layer is 80 micrometers thick in one place, it could be 20 micrometers less than just 5 cm next. It is the same for the varnish (clear coat). It could be 50 micrometers in one place and 30 micrometers in another.

### How to calculate paint thickness?

The thickness of your paint is 120 micrometers. You calculated this using a paint thickness gauge. Each time you buff the surface, you will remove a very thin layer from the surface.

### How to measure the thickness of a coating?

Thickness Thickness Instruments for measuring the thickness of coatings and paints in the field of materials testing: Elcometer, Zehntner and ElektroPhysik Coating meter