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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Paint Gauges

Paint thickness gauge. measure the total thickness of the vehicle finish. It is important to accurately measure the thickness of the finish on each vehicle as the thickness of the finish will vary on each vehicle. Use a paint gauge before the sanding process in order to accurately measure how much finish there is to remove before, during, and after the sanding process. Paint gauge. range from magnetic pull type to sophisticated electronic types, and are available from a variety of sources. The older magnetic type gauge., at best have a 5 percent accuracy range and are not sensitive enough to detect removal of 0.02 mm 0.5 mil (0.0005 in) clearcoat. The newer type magnetic gauge.

have improved accuracy ranges. Most gauge. are confined to checking either ferrous metal, steel, non-ferrous metal, or aluminum panel.

At this time, there are no viable gauge. for reading film thickness on composite (SCM doors, RIM fenders) panels. The more sophisticated (ETG) electronic paint thickness gauge. digital type gauge. are able to read film thickness on both ferrous and non-ferrous metal panel.

Digital ETG gauge. may have an accuracy range of 1 percent and include thickness standards for recalibration. The following paint thickness gauge. are available. Call 1-800-GM-TOOLS for information:

Paint Thickness Gauges

Clearcoat Thickness

The clearcoat on the vehicle is typically 0.059-0.078 mm (1.5-2 mils [0.0015-0.0020 in]) thick. The clearcoat contains ultraviolet screeners. Removing more than 0.5 mils (0.019 in) of the clearcoat may result in early paint failure.

Environmental Fallout (Acid Rain)
Caution: Refer to Clearcoat/Ultraviolet Screeners Caution in the Preface section. Note: Always refer to the manufacturer's packaged instructions for the detailed procedures of materials used for ...

Rail Dust Damage Repair
Warning: Refer to Eye Protection Warning in the Preface section. Note: If rail dust has penetrated into the basecoat, the panel requires refinishing. Ensure all the rail dust has been removed prior ...

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Trademarks and License Agreements
FCC Information See Radio Frequency Statement in the owner manual for information regarding Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and with Industry Canada Standards RSS-GEN/210/220/310. Made for iPod and Made for iPhone mean that an electronic accessory has been ...

Steering Wheel Inflatable Restraint Module Coil Replacement
Preliminary Procedure Remove the steering column upper trim cover. Refer to Steering Column Upper Trim  Cover Replacement. Remove the steering column lower trim cover. Refer to Steering Column Lower Trim Cover Replacement. Remove the steering wheel. Refer to Steering Wheel Rep ...

Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
The tire sealant and compressor kit is located in the trunk, under the load floor, behind an access panel. To remove the kit: 1. Open the trunk. 2. Turn the left knob counterclockwise and the right knob clockwise, 90 degrees, at the same time. Then pull the access panel rearward and up to r ...

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