86235 car paint meter

The nemesis of metallic putty
Identify iron galvanized body
Three-color LCD backlight prompts different detection states

User Manual

Our car paint meter is suitable for detecting the thickness of automotive paint. The body shell is generally made of metal materials such as iron or aluminum and non-metallic materials such as carbon fiber and plastic. Ordinary automotive paint meter can only detect iron and aluminum and non-metallic materials. However, it can not only distinguish the car paint thickness on iron or aluminum substrates, but also discover the non-metal shell, intelligently identify the metallic putty and iron galvanized. It indicates the substrates by tri-color backlight. When the metallic putty is recognized, the screen turns red. When the iron galvanized car body is recognized, the screen turns green. In other measuring pattern, the screen is white.


Parameter Value
Probe tip Ruby
Measuring principle Fe: Hall Effect / NFe: Eddy current
Probe type Integrated probe
Measuring range 0.0~2000μm
Resolution 0.1μm: (0μm ~ 99.9μm)
1μm: (100μm ~ 999μm)
0.01mm: (1.00mm ~ 2.00mm)
Accuracy ≤±(3% reading+2μm)
Unit μm / mil
Measuring interval 0.5s
Minimum measuring area Ø = 25mm
Minimum curvature Convex:5mm / Concave:25mm
Minimum substrate thickness Fe:0.2mm / NFe:0.05mm
Language 中文、English、Русский、Türkçe
Display 128×48 dot matrix LCD
Power supply 2pcs of 1.5V AAA alkaline battery
Range of operation temperature -20℃~50℃
Storage temperature range -20℃~60℃
Gauge size 101*62*28 mm
Weight(with battery) 79 g


Detect the metallic putty quickly

If a car shell has been repaired with metallic putty, the car paint meter can dig out it accompanied two buzzers in the automatic measurement pattern and red light is on

Various functions, practical and convenient

Automotive paint meter has multiple functions and powerful performance which can quickly discover iron, aluminum, iron galvanized and non-metallic materials on

measure iron body
measure iron body
measure aluminum car body
measure aluminum car body
measure non-metal material in the car
measure non-metal material in the car
measure iron galvanized body
measure iron galvanized body

Motor vehicle body's material reminder with three backlights

Red, green and white backlight indicates different material recognized by the car paint meter. Bright red represents metallic powder , iron galvanized is recognized as bright green, while others are bright white

iron galvanized is recognized as bright green
iron galvanized is recognized as bright green
white backlight indication
white backlight indicates
bright red represents ferrous putty
bright red represents metallic putty

Fast response and short measuring interval

The response speed is fast and it only takes 0.5 seconds to complete a measurement

Ruby probe ensures extravagant quality

The wear-resistant ruby probe reduces the inspection error caused by abrasion and can extend the service life of the automotive paint meter

Advanced digital probe guarantees accuracy of measurement

Using advanced digital probe technology, the digital signal processing is done directly on the probe that is not susceptible to interference and provides excellent test accuracy to ensure good repeatability during the entire measurement process and maintain data stability

There are Fe, Al and Fe/Al three measurement pattern

Easy operation,zero-adjustment replace the intricate calibration

Two alternative units can be used

Four languages can be switched

Qualifications and Standards

Standards for the product:

  • DIN EN ISO 2808 Paints and Varnishes-Determination of Film Thickness

  • JJG-818-2005 Verification Regulation of Magnetic and Eddy Current Measuring Instrument for Coating Thickness 

  • GB/T 4956-2003 Non-magnetic Coatings on Magnetic Substrates-Measurement of Coating Thickness-Magnetic Method

  • GB/T 4957-2003 Non-conductive Coatings on Non-magnetic Basis Metals-Measurement of Coating Thickness-Eddy Current


  1. 1. The difference between 86220 and 86235 car paint meter?

    86220 and 86235 car paint meter both can identify metallic puttty and iron galvanized car body. When discovered metallic putty, the screen of  86235 will turn red while turns green recognizing iron galvanized car body.

  2. 2. How to judge whether the car has been repainted or not?

    At present, the paint thickness of different brands of cars on the market is not exactly the same. Therefore, when measuring the paint film thickness of a certain car, you can first measure the paint thickness on the car roof, because car roof is rarely affected by external forces and scratches, dents or deformation, it is more likely to retain the original paint thickness. To test the specfic position of the car, you can take the upper, lower, left, right, and middle five points to test and calculate the average value of the five data. If the value of one point is greater than the average value of more than 30μm, this position may have been repainted.

  3. 3. Under what circumstances we need to make zero adjustment?

    When the body material of the car under test changes; the instrument has not been used for a long time; when the ambient temperature changed significantly; after the battery is replaced; when it can not recognize ferrou putty or iron galvanized car body.

  4. 4. Can I customize the LOGO and shell of the car paint meter?

    Yes, but there is a minimum order quantity. The minimum order quantity for customized LOGO: 100pcs; the minimum order quantity for customized instrument shell: 500pcs.

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