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SuperPIG Paint Inspection Gauge

Article No. 14318

TQC Super Pig Paint Inspection Gauge

The TQC SP1100 SuperPIG is a destructive paint thickness gauge, a precision tool for coatings inspection and film thickness measurement on single or multiple coats. The Paint Inspection Gauge (PIG) can be used on virtually all substrates, including wood, plastics, metals etc. It also observes and measures substrate and paint defects by applying a small incision in the layer of paint, using an integrated microscope reticle for coatings inspection.

$999.00 excl. taxes & shipping cost


  • Easily capture images using a smart-phone
  • Made of Titanium anodized aluminum
  • Three knife sizesin one holder
  • Ergonomic design: revolving-system to change knives
  • Bright white LED lights ensure clear vision through the microscope
  • Small size eases use in corners
  • Engraved scaling (D-factor) for easy calculations
  • A very stable instrument, and it's integrated microscope has excellent focus.
  • The microscope is provided with a double scale (mm and inch) which allows you to calculate in micrometers and mils.
  • A rubber end cap on the microscope reduces ambient light so that when observing through the microscope you will have a better focus upon the specimen.
  • Always clean the instrument after use
  • Clean the isntrument using a soft dry cloth. Never clean the instrument by any mechanical means such as a wire brush or abrasive paper. This may cause, just like the use of agressive cleaning agents, permanent damage.


Technical Attributes

  • Data
    Range:2 to 1800 microns / 0.1 to 70 mils
    Microscope:Magnification 50X (with graduation-scale)
    Scale Range:0.00 - 1.8mm / 0.00 - 0.07 inch (rectilinear measured)
    Variation:Accuracy depends on chisel cut angle and users reading
    Battery:4 x AG13/LR44
    Material:Titanium Anodised Aluminum
    Width:25 mm
    Height:110 mm
    Length:65 mm
    Standards:ISO 2808, ASTM D4138-07a
    Applications:Automotive, Coatings Industry, Construction/Building Maintenance, Galvanize, Laboratory, Paint, Steel Protection, Wholesale


DIN 50986, ISO 2808


  • Mark the inspecting surface with a black line of approximately 20mm.
  • Place the SuperPIG with its cutter behind the line and pull (without putting pressure on the gauge) the SuperPIG across it, just cutting through the coating.
  • Tilt the SuperPIG and place the illuminated area at the intersection of the cut with the black line.
  • Look through the microscope and turn the knob to focus on the inspection area.
  • Read the graduation-scale and multiply the division with the D factor engraved on the SuperPIG, depending on the µm or mil scale.

Delivery Content

Super Pig III destructive paint inspection gauge, Black marker, Knives 1, 2 and 4, Hex diagonal wrench and Black leather case with belt clip


Cutter No. 1, 20 - 1800µm / 1 - 70 mils
Cutter No. 2, 10 - 900µm / 0.5 - 35 mils
Cutter No. 3, 5 - 450µm/0.25 - 17.5 mils
Cutter No. 4, 2 - 180µm / 0.1 - 7 mils
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