Everyone gets all hung up on paint polishing and therefore paint perfection, but before you go there, you need to invest in the tools that will make you perform and look like a professional detailer. One such tool that should be in every detailer’s arsenal is a paint gauge.
Paint gauges measure the total thickness of the paint system on a car. High-end gauges can even give you the exact thickness of the clear coat, which as detailers is what we are most concerned with. Carefully measuring the paint of a car before you start a correction and during the process will help you avoid costly mistakes of going too far. It also a great tool to show your client as you inspect their vehicle prior to the job. Yes they are expensive, but there’s a cool factor there that will set you apart from your competition and show your client that you are a pro!
One of our favorite such tools lately is the NexPTG. Not only is it affordable at around $200, but it offers something none of the other do… A dedicated phone app that connects your phone to the gauge via Bluetooth. This awesome feature allows you to analyze your reading and save a vehicle report that you can show your customer. They will be impressed!