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Dual Nordson Type Wet Film Thickness Gauge

Nordson - Gardco Gauge

The Dual Nordson Type Gardco Wet Film Thickness Mil Gauge measures all types of wet coatings in mils and microns such as: paints, lacquers, enamels, adhesives - that are sprayed, dipped, or brushed on a smooth surface.

This WFT gauge makes it easy for anyone to obtain fast, highly accurate measurement on flat surface.

Click here to learn more about Wet Film Thickness Measurement.



Every Nordson Wet Film Thickness Gauge features a mil scale side and a micron scale side. Each side has four different faces with a series of flat edges stepped back progressively. The faces can be turned to use a new set of measurement edges.

Your coating thickness can be read directly by placing the gauge perpendicularly on the painted surface and noting the last and highest edge touched by the film.

Nordson - Gardco Gauge

Nordson - Gardco Gauge

Front and Back Example of the WF-790055 Gauge

Nordson Type Gauge in Use

Technical Data

Technical Data
WF-790050 Gauge Scales
Mil: 1/2, 1, 1-1/2, 2, 2-1/2, 3, 3-1/2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20
Micron: 13, 25, 38, 51, 64, 76, 89, 102, 127, 152, 178, 203, 254, 305, 406, 508
WF-790055 Gauge Scales
Mil: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60
Micron: 102, 152, 203, 254, 305, 406, 508, 610, 711, 813, 914, 1016, 1143, 1270, 1397, 1524
Genreal Info
Standards: ASTM D4414 Wet Film Thickness Measurement of Organic Coatings
ASTM D713 Wet Film Thickness Measurement of Traffic Paint

Instructions for Use

  1. Place gauge on wet film at 90° angle
  2. Press into film
  3. Withdraw and note deepest tooth having paint on it and next higher tooth that is not coated
  4. The wet film thickness lies between these two readings
  5. Clean gauge in any suitable solvent immediately after use

The drawing indicates that the tooth marked 3 mils has made contact with the wet paint and the tooth marked 4 mils has not. This indicates that the true wet film thickness of the material is between 3 and 4 mils thick.


Wet Film Gauge Demo Video



Prices subject to change    Prices listed in US dollars for domestic shipments within US    For tax exempt orders please call us at 954-946-9454
Item Number Item Prices

Leather case
WF-790050 1/2 to 20 Mil & 13-508 Micron Wet Film Thickness Gauge
WF-790055 4-60 Mil & 102-1524 Micron Wet Film Thickness Gauge
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