Phynix PaintCheck

Easy to use paint thickness gauge

The PaintCheck is an easy to use paint thickness measurement gauge providing fast, non-destructive and accurate paint thickness measurements on iron/steel and non-ferrous metals e.g. aluminum. The thickness of the coating layer provides information about the coating structure, repaintings and fillings. If the measured coating thickness exceeds the standard thickness or if the measurements vary, the use of filler material for repair work or repaintings is indicated. Accident damages can therefore easily be detected with PaintCheck.

PaintCheck FN provides two established methods of coating thickness measurement: the magnetic and the eddy current method (DIN EN ISO 2178 and 2360). Both practices offer the highest degree of accuracy on thin coatings on steel, as well as on non-ferrous metals e.g. aluminum. The selection of the practice is made automatically when applying the probe. It is as fast, easy and universal as it gets.

Paintcheck are available in 3 model variants. All models grant easy and non-destructive paint thickness measurements, the high resolution guarantees a high accuracy. The PaintCheck family is ideally suited for car dealers, paint shops and surveyors.

Application areas
Advantages at a glance
Technical specifications PaintCheck family
Application areas

  • Car dealerships
  • Second-hand car dealerships
  • Paint shops
  • Surveyors
  • Oldtimer scene

Advantages at a glance

  • Easy single button handling – switch on and measure!
  • Fast and precise measurements
  • Measurements on flat and slighty curvatured surfaces
  • Calibration-free measurements
  • For measurements on iron/steel and non-ferrous metals
  • Automatic recognition of the substrate
  • Integrated probe for measurements on smooth, painted surfaces
  • 4-digit alphanumeric display
  • Large contact surface for safe positioning
  • Acoustic signal after measurement 
  • Selectable µm/mils
  • Automatic switch off function
  • 2 years warranty

Technical specifications PaintCheck family

Designintegrated probe
Measuring range iron/steelPaintCheck FN:
0 – 2,000 µm

PaintCheck plus F:
0 – 3,000 µm

PaintCheck plus FN:
0 – 3,000 µm

Base materialIron/steel and non-ferrous metals
Accuray± (3 µm + 5 % of measurement value)
0-1,000 µm: 1 µm 
1,000 – 2,500 µm: 2 µm

PaintCheck plus:
0-1,000 µm: 1 µm 
1,000 – 2,500 µm: 2 µm
2,500 – 3,000 µm: 5 µm

CalibrationNot neccessary: factory calibrated
Display4-digit alphanumeric, height 8 mm
Operating temperature0° C to + 60 °C °C
Surface temperature-15 °C to + 60 °C
Dimensions110 mm x 50 mm x 25 mm
Weight90 g incl. batteries
Protection classIP 52 (protection against dust and dripping water)
StandardsDIN, ISO, ASTM, BS
Recommended applicationPaint thickness measurement
Warranty2 years

Limit values
Scope of delivery
Limit values

Smallest curvature radius for convex surfaces25 mm
Smallest curvature radius for concave surfaces50 mm
Smallest operation height125 mm
Smallest measurement area40 x 40 mm
Smallest base material thickness – F0.75 mm
Smallest base material thickness – N0.25 mm

Scope of delivery

  • Gauge PaintCheck FN, PaintCheck plus F or PaintCheck plus FN
  • Protective rubber Cover
  • Control foil
  • Steel zero-standard
  • Aluminum zero-standard
  • Carrying case
  • 2 batteries AAA
  • Instruction manual

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