How do I check car paint thickness?

How do I measure the thickness of a car's paint job? I'm buying a car from a private seller, but something seems fishy about the car history report. That's why I want to check the car paint thickness to see if it matches his records and the report.

Answer
“Checking car paint thickness is easy to do with a thickness gauge.
And you’re right—since you’re buying a car from a private seller, checking the paint thickness is a great way to verify whether or not the car’s history report is correct.
Fortunately, car paint thickness gauges are affordable and simple to use. Once you purchase the device, just hold it up to the paint, press a button, and it immediately tells you the thickness of the paint.
Since you’re already doing a thorough job of researching, you may also want to use Kelley Blue Book to find out if the selling price of the car is fair.
And when it comes time to insure your new vehicle, the Jerry app can help you find great car insurance at a great rate. Jerry does all the hard work of finding the cheapest quotes from the top name-brand insurance companies and delivering them to your phone in under a minute—for free.”
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Answered on Aug 27, 2021
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