LS236 car paint meter

The nemesis of metallic putty
OLED low temperature resistant screen
Identify iron galvanized body

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LS236 car paint meter five major advantages

LS236 paint film instrument is professionally used for automotive paint thickness inspection. It features the classic function of automatically identifying iron, aluminum body and plastic substrate. In addition, LS236 adopts new intelligent identification algorithm, which can detect accident cars refined with metallic putty, and can also automatically identify galvanized-iron high-grade anti-corrosion body. Equipped with high-definition LCD screen and ultra-low temperature OLED screen, it can be used normally in strong light and -40 °C temperature environment. The dual-screen design ensures that users can read quickly when measuring the car at any angle.


Parameter LS236 Coating Thickness Gauge
Probe tip Ruby
Measuring principle Fe: Hall Effect / NFe: Eddy current
Probe type Built-in integrated probe
Measuring   range 0.0-3500μm
Resolution 0.1μm: (0μm-99.9μm)
1μm: (100μm-3500μm)
Accuracy ≤±(3%H+2μm), H is the standard value
Unit μm / mil
Measuring interval 0.5s
Minimum measuring area Ø = 25mm
Minimum curvature Convex:5mm / Concave:25mm
Minimum substrate thickness Fe:0.2mm / NFe:0.05mm
Language 中文、English、Русский、Türkçe
Display Front: 128×48 dot matrix LCD, top: 128×64   dot matrix OLED
Power supply 2 pcs of 1.5V AAA alkaline battery
Operation temperature range -40℃-50℃
Storage temperature range -50℃-60℃
Gauge size 100*60*24 mm
Weight(with battery) 80g


Detect the metallic putty quickly

If a car shell has been repaired with metallic putty, LS236 car paint meter can dig out it accompanied two buzzers in the automatic measurement pattern (FE/Al pattern) and red light is on

Equipped with APP, can generate test reports

With Bluetooth data transmission function, online operation with cell phone APP, test data can be generated test report, and the report can be saved or shared.

Identify galvanized-iron car body automatically

In the automatic measurement mode, the meter can automatically identify the galvanized-iron car body, which can be used to assist in judging whether the car has replaced the factory originals. When it detects galvanized-iron car body, the screen is displayed in green backlight and the body is indicated as FeZn

Various functions, practical and convenient

Automotive Paint meter has multiple functions and powerful performance which can quickly discover iron, aluminum and non-metallic materials on.

LS236 car paint meter tests ferrous car body

LS236 car paint meter tests ferrous car body

LS236 car paint meter tests aluminum car body

LS236 car paint meter tests aluminum car body

LS236 car paint meter tests non-metal material

LS236 car paint meter tests non-metal material

High-definition screen and low temperature resistance screen adapt to a variety of extreme environment

LS236 adopts a combination of high-definition screen and low temperature resistance screen to adapt to various extreme detection environments. High-definition LCD screen has no fear of strong light while OLED low temperature resistance screen can work well under -40℃ environment

Dual-screen design for relaxing reading

The instrument employs front and top dual-screen design, and the whole vehicle is inspected without worrying about reading at all angles

Front screen reading of LS236 automotive paint meter

Front screen reading of LS236 automotive paint meter

Top screen reading of LS236 automotive paint meter

Top screen reading of LS236 automotive paint meter

Fast response and short measuring interval

The response speed is fast and it only takes 0.5 seconds to complete a measurement

Ruby probe ensures extravagant quality

The wear-resistant ruby probe reduces the inspection error caused by abrasion and can extend the service life of the automotive paint meter

Advanced digital probe guarantees accuracy of measurement

Using advanced digital probe technology, the digital signal processing is done directly on the probe that is not susceptible to interference and provides excellent test accuracy to ensure good repeatability during the entire measurement process and maintain data stability

Motor vehicle body's material reminder with three backlights

Depending on the measured thickness, the backlighting of the display varies.

Measure paint thickness less than 170um

White backlight

Measure paint thickness less than 170um
Measure paint thickness in 170um-350um

Yellow backlight

Measure paint thickness in 170um-350um
Measure paint thickness greater than 350um or ferrous putty

Red backlight

Measure paint thickness greater than 350um or ferrous putty

Three measurement mode switchable

No calibration, zero-adjustment is enough and use easily

Four display language, cross-border accessible

Units can change freely

Qualifications and Standards

Standards for the product: 

  • DIN EN ISO 2808 Paints and Varnishes-Determination of Film Thickness 

  • JJG-818-2005 Verification Regulation of Magnetic and Eddy Current Measuring Instrument for Coating Thickness 

  • GB/T 4956-2003 Non-magnetic Coatings on Magnetic Substrates-Measurement of Coating Thickness-Magnetic Method 

  • GB/T 4957-2003 Non-conductive Coatings on Non-magnetic Basis Metals-Measurement of Coating Thickness-Eddy Current 

Qualification of the product:

App Installation

Coating Thickness Gauge APP is compatible with iOS 12.0 and later, as well as Android OS 6.0 and later. Scan the QR code below with Google Play to download and install the CoatingThicknessGauge.apk program. Following installation, the "Coating Thickness Gauge" icon will appear on your phone's desktop, as seen below.


Operation about LS236 car paint meter

Features about LS236 car paint meter

Automotive paint meter's measurement data is stable

Automotive paint meter measures data in 0.5 seconds

Linshang paint film meter can measure 3500um car paint thickness

Solution to the problem that LS220 cannot identify galvanized iron and ferrous putty

Low temperature test demonstration of Linshang LS236 paint film meter

Paint film meter determines vehicle paint repair status


No. Description Quantity Unit
1 Coating Thickness Gauge 1 Set
2 Fe zero-adjustment plate 1 pcs
3 NFe zero-adjustment plate 1 pcs
4 Standard film 1 pcs
5 User manual 1 pcs
6 Drawstring bag 1 pcs
7 Certificate / Warranty card 1 pcs
8 1.5V AAA alkaline battery 2 pcs


  1. 1. The difference between LS236 and LS233 car paint meter?

    LS236 and LS233 car paint meter both can identify metallic puttty and iron galvanized car body, however LS236 features a three-color backlight display function, LS233 does not. When discovered metallic putty, the screen of LS235 will turn red while turns green recognizing iron galvanized car body.

  2. 2. How to judge whether the car has been repainted or not?

    At present, the paint thickness of different brands of cars on the market is not exactly the same. Therefore, when measuring the paint film thickness of a certain car, you can first measure the paint thickness on the car roof, because car roof is rarely affected by external forces and scratches, dents or deformation, it is more likely to retain the original paint thickness. To test the specfic position of the car, you can take the upper, lower, left, right, and middle five points to test and calculate the average value of the five data. If the value of one point is greater than the average value of more than 30μm, this position may have been repainted.

  3. 3.Under what circumstances we need to make zero adjustment?

    When the body material of the car under test changes; the instrument has not been used for a long time; when the ambient temperature changed significantly; after the battery is replaced; when it can not recognize ferrou putty or iron galvanized cae body.

  4. 4. Can I customize the LOGO and shell of the car paint meter?

    Yes, but there is a minimum order quantity. The minimum order quantity for customized LOGO: 100pcs; the minimum order quantity for customized instrument shell: 500pcs. If you want to know more about the Linshang coating thickness gauge, Please click “Paint Thickness Gauge Selection and FAQ”.

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