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Detailometer™

Description

The new tool for anyone who is serious about paint correction.

Replace subjectivity with numbers that prove without a doubt how good your detailing is. Measure the increase in reflected image quality and decrease in haze, directly into an IOS/Android app.

You are offering a detailing service that gives the customer a beautiful vehicle at the end of the service.  But how do you prove to the customer that you have really improved the finish as sometimes, the quality can be subjective.

Enter the Detailometer

Make measurements on the vehicle ‘as received’ looking at all the aspects of visual appearance which affect how the vehicle is perceived (more about each paramenter below):

Reflection haze is scattered light caused by micro texture and is measured adjacent to the main gloss component.

Symptoms – A milky finish is seen on high gloss coatings, halos can be observed around reflections of bright light sources.

Causes (coatings) – Dispersion problems, raw material incompatibilities, incorrect curing or stoving, polishing, swirls.

The lower the number, the less haze that is present on the surface.

Gloss is a measure of how much light is reflected from a sample surface at a defined angle. It is measured in Gloss Units (GU) where 0 is completely matt and 2000 GU is a perfect mirror. For automotive, numbers up to 100 can usually be seen, the higher the number, the more glossy the finish. 

RIQ is used to quantify effects such as orange peel and surface waviness. This parameter gives higher resolution results compared to Distinctness of Image (DOI) measurement and better mimics human perception of surface texture, especially on high quality finishes such as automotive. 

Symptoms of poor RIQ: orange peel, brush marks, waviness or other structures visible on the surface. Reflected images are distorted.

Causes – Application problems, incorrect coating flow, coating viscosity too high/low, sag or flow of coating before curing, incorrect particle size/distribution, overspray, improper flash/recoat time, inter coat compatibility, incorrect cure times and cure temperature. It has a measurement scale of 0-100. A reading of 100 indicates that there is no distortion in the reflected image quality.

A measure of how clearly a reflected image will appear in a reflective surface.

RSPEC is the peak reflectance measured over a very narrow angle.

RSPEC values are lower in surfaces with textures including orange peel and waviness. It can be used to identify subtle differences in smooth surfaces. RSpec is more sensitive to longer wavelength texture than DOI. The measurement scale is -0-100 a.

Simply define your measurement points (see APP section for more information), start measuring, and quick create your report.  Use our thickness gauge and your measurements interface into the same app.

Work your magic and repeat the process above.  Not only can you show how you have improved the customers vehicle but you can show that you didn’t remove all the paint to do it!

Easy to use and packed full of features

Full-color screen

Easy to read with adjustable brightness.

Touch sensitive buttons

Easy to navigate menus.

Aluminium casing

Robust, durable and high quality.

Rechargeable

Up to 20,000 readings per charge!

Additional information

Weight 1750 g
Dimensions 360 × 290 × 140 mm

Measurement

20° Gloss Haze RSpec DOI RIQ
Range 0 - 100 GU 100 - 2000 GU 0 - 500 Log HU 0 - 2000 GU 0 - 100 0 - 100
Repeatability 0.2 GU 0.2% 1 Log HU 0.2% 0.2 Log HU 0.2 Log HU
Reproducibility 0.5 GU 0.5% 10 Log HU 0.5% 0.5 Log HU 0.5 Log HU
Resolution 0.1 GU 0.1 Log HU 0.1
Measurement Area 6mm x 6.4mm 6mm x 6.4mm 6mm x 6.4mm
Standards ISO 2813 | ASTM D523 | ISO 7668 | ASTM D2457 | DIN 67530 | JIS Z 8741 ASTM E430 | ASTM D4039 | ISO 13803 Rhopoint ASTM E430 Rhopoint

Instrument

Instrument Information
Battery Type Rechargeable lithium ion
Operation Time 17+ hours
Readings per Charge 20,000+
Operating Temperature 15°C - 40°C (60°F - 104°F)
Operating Humidty Up to 85% (non condensing)
Commodity Code 9027 5000

Dimension & Weights

Dimension & Weights
Dimensions 140mm (H) x 50mm (W) x 65mm (D)
Instrument Weight 390g
Packed Weight 1.75kg
Packed Dimensions 360mm (H) x 290mm (W) x 140mm (D)

Accessories

Included Accessories
Cables: USB mains cable (charger)
Calibration Tile High gloss calibration tile with cleaning cloth
Quick Start Guide

Ships mid-December

In stock in Michigan, next working day delivery available

$2,400$2,550

Free shipping within the USA