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Description

The Zip-Chem® Wet Film Thickness Gauge is a tool that is designed to measure a liquid coating's thickness in the easiest and fastest manner. It measures the thickness immediately after the coating has been applied on the material. The Zip-Chem® Wet Film Thickness Gauge has notches that are machined into the gauge sides.

 

Application

The Zip-Chem® Wet Film Thickness Gauge has four sides with different ranges of values. The teeth between the notches of the gauge serve as references to the ends of the edge of the gauge. For a particular side, the two ends of the edge are pushed into the coating until they are in contact with the substrate. Those ends act as the zero reference. The notches present on same sides are shorter relative to the outside notches. Each of these signifies varying distances from the outside edge teeth corresponding to zero. The distances represent the wet coating thickness surface that needs to be measured. The notches are marked off in MILS (0.001 inches) on one side of the gauge and microns on the other side of gauge.

The Zip-Chem® Wet Film Thickness Gauge must be placed at a 90-degree angle to the coated material and must be completely contacting it. Once the measuring gauge is taken out of the material, depth is determined by the biggest notch that can be seen in the coating and the smallest notch that cannot be seen in the coating. For instance, if the largest notch that is observed is at 8 MILS and the smallest notch that is not observed is at 10 MILS, it can be said that the wet film thickness is at 8 to 10 MILS.

To achieve accurate measurements, the following must be observed:

  • Wet film thickness must be measured immediately after the coating has been applied for coatings that cure
  • The gauge must be used on a smooth, flat surface without irregularities
  • Several measurements should be taken in series to get an average result
  • The gauge should be cleaned with a soft cloth after use

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