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How to Use a Wet Film Thickness Gauge

By January 3, 2008May 5th, 2012General Tips

Your Pond Shield epoxy kit comes with two easy to use wet film thickness gauges. Both of these gauges come printed on the same card and all you have to do is cut them out before you use them. Cut along the outside edge of the black boarder around each gauge. Try and keep as close to the outside of the black line as possible.

Once you have finished cutting your gauges out you should fold them in half. This will make it easier to check the thickness of your Pond Shield epoxy coating because you can stand the gauges in the coating. Apply slight pressure to the top edge of the gauge so that is dips into the coating. Don’t use too much pressure or you’ll get a false reading. Your new coating only needs to be as thick as the black line is in order to give you all of the strength properties that we talk about in this web site. Don’t be fooled. The finished thickness is plenty and will do the job perfectly. You have the choice of applying Pond Shield thicker, but it is not necessary.

Step 1 – Cut along outside of the black border

Wet Film Thickness Gauge Step 1

Step 2 – Fold in half

Wet Film Thickness Gauge Step 2

Step 3 – Stand gauge in coating to measure thickness

Wet Film Thickness Gauge Step 3


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