What is the correct coating thickness gauge probe for each coating/substrate?

The table below shows common coating/substrate combinations. If you do not see your coating/substrate combination, please contact Elcometer to discuss your particular requirement.

 

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  SUBSTRATE
COATING Aluminium Brass Bronze Copper Steel Magnesium Stainless Steel Titanium Uranium Zinc
Aluminium - - - - F - - - - -
Anodising NF - - - - NF - - - -
Brass - - - - F - - - - -
Bronze - - - - F - - - - -
Cadmium - - - - F - - - - -
Chrome (Hard) NF* - - NF* F - - - - -
Copper - - - - F - - - - -
Eloxal NF - - - F - - - - -
Eproxy NF NF NF NF F - NF NF - NF
Galvanising - - - - F - - - - -
Lacquer NF NF NF NF F - NF NF - NF
Metal Spray - - - - F - - - - -
Molybenum Disulphide - - - - F - NF - - -
Nickel (Electroless) NF* NF* - NF* F - - - - -
Paint NF NF NF NF F NF NF NF NF NF
Plastic NF NF NF NF F NF NF NF NF NF
Plating - - - - F - - - - -
Rubber NF - - - F - - - NF -
Resist - - - NF - - - - - -
Tin - - - - F - - - - -
Varnish NF NF NF NF F - - - - -
Zinc - - - - F - - - - -

 

NF: use Non-Ferrous probe
F: use Ferrous probe
* : known sample required for calibration