This simple, easy-to-use gage measures the thickness of applied dry
...before it's been cured!
Check Powder thickness with
Powder Comb before curing to help ensure correct cured film thickness the
first time through the line. Avoid stripping and re-coating which can
cause problems with adhesion and coating integrity.
Ideal for set-up and quality control
Works on a variety of part sizes, shapes and
substrates such as metal, plastic, wood, glass, and more
Easy to carry; convenient shirt pocketsize
Available in microns (metric) or mils (inch)
Broad stand-offs on both sides of teeth help keep gage perpendicular to surface when measuring
Rugged aluminum construction for long gage
life and static control
Precision gage; manufactured to a tolerance +5 microns or +0.0002 inch
Protective leather pouch included with each
Push the Powder Comb perpendicularly
into the dry powder so that the two stand-offs (end tabs) on both sides of
the teeth rest firmly on the substrate.
Drag the Powder Comb along the
surface of the coated part for at least 1 centimeter.
Remove the Powder Comb from the
surface and examine the marks left in the powder.
The powder thickness is between the highest numbered tooth which made a mark
and has powder clinging to it, and the next highest tooth which left no mark
and has no powder clinging to it.
Example: The 75 and 150 micron teeth
both make lines and have powder clinging to them but the 225 mil tooth does
not. The uncured powder thickness is determined to be between 150 and
225 microns. (see above image)
Note - Most powders cure to
approximately 50% of their dry thickness. Marks left by the gage may
affect the characteristics of the cured film.