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DeFelsko PosiTest DFT


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Coating thickness gauge for all metal substrates. PosiTest DFT

The PosiTest DFT Coating Thickness Gage measures coatings on ALL metals. It is the economical choice that retains the uncompromising quality of DeFelsko coating thickness and inspection instruments.

Two Models

  • PosiTest DFT Ferrous
    measures non-magnetic coatings on steel.
  • PosiTest DFT Combo
    measures both non-magnetic coatings on steel AND non-conductive coatings on aluminum, brass, etc.  Automatically recognizes the substrate and takes a measurement.


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Gage Comes Complete with: built-in probe, wrist strap, plastic shims, hard shell storage case, AAA battery, instructions, Certificate of Calibration, and two (2) year warranty.

Conforms to: ISO 2178/2360/2808,
prEN ISO 19840, ASTM B244/B499/B659/D1186/D1400/D7091/E376/G12,
BS3900-C5, SSPC-PA2 and others.

Gage Features

  • Fast, repeatable measurements
  • No calibration required for most applications
  • ZERO feature for rough or curved surfaces
  • Flip Display for right-side-up viewing in any position.
  • Built-in wrist strap
  • Handy gauge RESET feature when no zero reference is available
  • Strong, wear resistant, ruby-tipped probe
  • Audible and visible measurement indication
  • V-groove in probe for positioning on cylindrical parts
  • Mils/Microns switchable
  • Basic instructions on the back of each gage
  • Each gauge Includes Certificate of Calibration traceable to NIST
  • 2-Year Warranty on gage and probe.

PosiTest DFT Paint Gauge is ideal for...

  • Powder Coaters
  • Paint Applicators
  • Coating Inspectors
  • Painting Contractors
  • Automotive
  • and more...

Automotive Paint Thickness Gage

Ideal for verifying the thickness of paint on new and pre-owned automobiles, making it easy to identify collision damage and refinish work in all types of weather conditions.

Ideal for Automobile...

  • Dealerships, Professional Car Buyers, Appraisers, Inspectors, Painters, Detailers, Body Shops, and more...


  • Identify repainted panels and all previous refinish work
  • Buff with precision and confidence. Locate where extra work is needed
  • Improve finish consistency and quality
  • Cut expensive paint materials and costs
  • Show customers where more paint stripping or re-clearcoating is needed
  • Determine depth of acid rain damage


  • Simply measure right out of the box
  • No Calibration Required
  • Flip Display for right-side-up viewing in any position.
  • Built-in wrist strap
  • Largest LCD on the market
  • Works in all types of weather conditions
  • Fast, accurate measurements
  • Pocket-size for one hand operation
  • Durable quality construction
  • Approved by major Dealer Equipment Programs such as Toyota, GM, BMW, Nissan, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai and Volkswagen
  • FREE Certificate of Calibration
  • 30 Day money back guarantee
  • 2 Year warranty

Do not send ANY repairs to Southern Tool (Smith Hamilton) - See Below

Our Service department's goal is to evaluate your instrument and contact you within one (1) day of our receiving the gage in for service or calibration.

All parts are available on-site which gives us the ability to service gages quickly and ship most gages within one day anywhere in the world.

A Certificate of Calibration (N.I.S.T. traceable) is included with all repaired and calibrated instruments at no additional cost ($95-$130 value).

To ensure the fastest possible service, simply fill-out and return the Service Form with your instrument. There is no need to call for a return authorization. NO RMA required!

NO RMA required!


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Our highly trained technical support team is dedicated to solving problems quickly. Contact our technical department for all questions including application assistance, instrument technical support, quality and calibration and more..

During regular business hours (8am-5pm EST), all telephone calls are answered directly by a qualified team member. You are immediately directed to someone who can assist you.

Technical Support is also available using our Technical Support Request Form. Our experienced technical support staff will contact you within 24 hours, or on the next regular business day, following a weekend or holiday.

DFT Thickness Gaqe and Accessories
DFTC-B PosiTest® DFT Combo Coating Thickness Gage for METAL Substrates
DFTF-B PosiTest® DFT Ferrous Coating Thickness Gage for METAL Substrates
POUCH-DFT PosiTest® DFT Leather Pouch w/ Belt Clip
Mfg. item #: DFTC-B
Ships FREE via UPS to lower 48 states.5

Mfg. item #: DFTF-B
Ships FREE via UPS to lower 48 states.5

Mfg. item #: POUCH-DFT
FREE FREIGHT on orders over $200 from this manufacturer200

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