Re: Reccommend me a good Paint Gauge
I wonder if you could make up some of the cost by advertising/selling a paint measurement service as a sideline money maker?
People that frequent detailing forums and maintain their own cars might be willing to pony up maybe $50 for measurement of their whole car so they have a baseline for their own detailing (but don't want to buy a thousand dollar device). It would take what, about 10 minutes to do it? Not a bad ROI.
If you advertise the service and have no takers, you don't lose anything since you were going to buy the gauge anyway.
Just a thought.
PS how do you get these recalibrated? I imagine the accuracy is only guaranteed to hold for 1-2 years and needs to be recalibrated like pretty much any precision measurement instrument on a regular basis.