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Products  > TQC Sheen SuperPIG Paint Inspection Gauge III

TQC Sheen SuperPIG Paint Inspection Gauge III

The SuperPIG Paint Inspection Gauge III is a precision tool for destructive inspection and thickness measurement on single or multiple coats on virtually all substrates, including wood, plastics and metals.


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Developed by TQC Sheen, our paint testing specialist brand, the SuperPIG Paint Inspection Gauge III is a highly accurate coating thickness gauge that also observes and measures substrate and film defects.   

Paint thickness has a huge impact on performance, appearance and application. It can also be a key part of making sure that a coating meets industry standards, so it’s essential you test and inspect and get to know exactly what you’re dealing with.  

A robust and reliable paint coating thickness gauge 

The SuperPIG III is built using titanium anodised aluminum. It offers three cutter sizes and one crosscut knife in one holder. Our paint thickness gauge comes with a double scale that allows you to observe and calculate both micrometers and mils.  

Coating thickness gauge ease of use 

After creating a small incision in the layer of paint with the SuperPIG’s cutter, one uses the integrated 50x enlarging microscope and built in reticule to assess it.  

The high-end microscope and LED illumination as used in the SuperPIG III ensure well illuminated and clear observations for the best coating thickness evaluation.  

Space saving paint inspection 

The SuperPIG III has a compact, space saving and ergonomic design. It features a smart revolving system that enables a simple and fast swap out cutters for faster testing.    


Scope of supply: 

  • Knives 1, 2 and 4 
  • Allen key for cutter replacement  
  • A black leather case with belt clip   
  • A black marker  

Valued paint coating thickness gauge

Our coating thickness gauge is relied upon by companies and organizations across many industries from automotive, construction and civil engineering and inks and coatings, through to industrial and agriculture.   

Quality paint inspection – as standard  

The SuperPIG III coating thickness tester was designed to support testing to meet a number of international standards, including:   

Paint inspection product portfolio 

Across the Industrial Physics portfolio we have a selection of paint thickness gauges and other paint inspection machines and accessories.  

Handy and robust, the QNix® 4200 coating thickness gauge was developed for essential measuring tasks in the automobile industry.   

Or you could check out the TQC Sheen CurveX 4, an intelligent temperature data logging system that was specially designed to control curing processes in the coating industry.   

Brush up on your paint inspection knowledge 

We’ve been making devices for paint inspection for all types of applications over many decades now. In this time we’ve learnt a thing or two about best practice and we like to share this insight with our customers.    

In the knowledgebase section of our website you’ll find blogs related to the product on offer on this page. First up, there’s this one – How to Measure Paint Thickness with a Coating Thickness Gauge – a blog that does what it says on the tin! Then perhaps you’d find this second article useful: How to Use a Wet Film Thickness Gauge. 


SKU: SP1100

Applications: Thickness Testing

Materials: Inks and Coatings

Paint inspection range: 2 to 1800 microns / 0,1 to 70 mils  

Microscope: magnification 50X (with graduation-scale)  

Paint thickness gauge scale range: 0,00 – 1,8 mm / 0,00 – 0,07 inch (Rectilinear measured)  

Accuracy: Depends on chisel cut angle and users reading  

Battery: 4 x AG13/LR44  

Material: titanium anodised aluminum  

Width: 25mm  

Height: 110mm  

Length: 65mm  

Cutters:   SP1111 cutter no. 1, 20-1800μm / 1-70 mils, SP1112 cutter no. 2, 10-900μm / 0.5-35 mils, SP1113 cutter no. 3, 5-450μm / 0.25-17.5 mils, SP1114 cutter no. 4, 2-180 μm / 0.1-7 mils  

Cross cut knife acc. to DIN-ISO 2409, ASTM D3359, 6 teeth: SP1702 teeth distance 1mm, SP1703 teeth distance 2mm, SP1704 teeth distance 3mm  

Cross cut knife acc. to ASTM D3359 <2009, 11 teeth: SP1705 teeth distance 1mm, SP1706 teeth distance 1,5mm 

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The Problem

When your customers must be able to rely on your inks and coatings there’s no margin for error in your test and inspection processes. So, settling for second-rate equipment and advice is a risky business! 

The Solution

With several dedicated inks and coatings testing brands in the Industrial Physics family, our industry-leading product portfolio and expertise is even relied upon by leading paint testing laboratories.   

The Result

Artur Palasz, R&D Director at Spektrochem, said:

Many of our customers appreciate Industrial Physics equipment, because it is a world-class apparatus that they know and use in their laboratories. Excellent technical contact, perfect customer service and fast order processing time are undoubtedly additional advantages that determine the choice of Industrial Physics as our permanent supplier of laboratory equipment today and in the future.”

Spares and Accessories

cutting tool 1

Cutting Tool No.1 is designed for precision with a size range of 20-188 micrometers or 1-70 mils. Perfectly compatible with the TQC Sheen SuperPIG Paint Inspection Gauge

Cutting Tool No.2 is designed for precision with a size range of 10-900 micrometers or 0,5-35 mils. Perfectly compatible with the TQC Sheen SuperPIG Paint Inspection Gauge

cutting tool 3

Cutting tool No. 3 is designed with a size range of 5–450 μm or 0,25–17,5 mils. Compatibility: It has perfect compatiblility with the TQC Sheen SuperPIG … Continue reading "TQC Sheen SuperPIG Paint Inspection Gauge III"

cutting tool 4

Cutting Tool No.4 is designed for precision with a size range of 2-180 micrometers or 0,1-7 mils. Perfectly compatible with the TQC Sheen SuperPIG Paint Inspection Gauge


Spare Cross Cut Knife, featuring 11 teeth spaced 1.5mm apart, tailored for compatibility with the TQC Sheen SuperPIG Paint Inspection Gauge III.


Spare Cross Cut Knife, featuring 11 teeth spaced 1mm apart, tailored for compatibility with the TQC Sheen SuperPIG Paint Inspection Gauge III.

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