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The New Elcometer 311 Automotive Paint Meter

The new Elcometer 311 Automotive Paint Meter is the fastest automotive paint gauge on the market today, used to instantly measure paint thickness and provide an indication of the overall condition of paint work.

With instant material recognition, the Elcometer 311 FNF Paint Meter switches between steel and aluminium panels and is ideal for use in all weather conditions.

The Elcometer 311 Automotive Paint Meter allows the user to quickly identify vehicle’s damage not reported in public or commercial condition reports including:

  • hidden rework
  • vehicle impact damage
  • vehicle respray
  • filled body panels

Compatible with ElcoMaster® software and ElcoMaster® Mobile App, individual paint thickness readings can be transferred via USB or Bluetooth®  to PC or a mobile device for analysis and instant report generation.


Paint Thickness Inspection


Key features and benefits of the Elcometer 311 paint gauge include:Paint Meter Screen


  • Fast reading rate of 60+ readings per minute significantly reduces inspection times
  • Switches instantly to measure coatings on steel & aluminium1
  • Ergonomic design gives you maximum comfort when measuring vehicles all day
  • Automatic temperature compensation accurately measures in desert or alpine conditions alike
  • Wirelessly connect the Elcometer 311 via Bluetooth® to your own inspection app or ElcoMaster® for seamless reporting2
  • Automatic rotating display allows you to read the thickness value on horizontal & vertical surfaces
  • Ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the screen brightness to your lighting condition
  • Dust & waterproof rugged design equivalent to IP64, ideal for measuring in wet or dry conditions
  • Large easy to read values in mils & microns
  • Scratch, solvent & water surfaces resistant colour display for protection against accidental damage



“The new Elcometer 311 doesn’t just take a thickness measurement”

In addition to the paint thickness, the new Elcometer 311 Paint Meter displays the key statistical values used to assess the overall condition of the paint work; number of readings (n), average coating thickness (x), the lowest paint thickness (Lo) and the Elcometer Index Value (EIV).


Elcometer Index Value - EIV3

“The higher the EIV the more severe the PPW”

The Elcometer Index Value (EIV) provides the inspector with a single number which illustrates the vehicle’s overall paint condition and establishes any previous paint work (PPW) which has been undertaken. This quantifiable number determines the extent of rework & the overall quality of the vehicle being appraised.


Wireless Connectivity2

“Seamlessly connect to any PC, Android™ or iOS mobile device”Paint Inspection on Mobile Devices

As each measurement is taken, the new Elcometer 311 Automotive Paint Meter can transmit the thickness value via Bluetooth® either straight into your inspection application or into ElcoMaster®, Elcometer’s mobile app, for instant report generation.


2 Year Warranty**

“Each gauge is designed to last”

Robust, durable & weather resistant, the new Elcometer 311 is available with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty; giving you a peace of mind.



Paint Meter Automotive Paint Meter Paint Thickness Measurement
Durable & impact resistant case
clips straight onto your belt
Measures on steel & aluminium
body panels1 
360° auto rotating display for
measuring at any angle


1 Elcometer 311 FNF models
2 Available on the Elcometer 311 Model T only
3 EIV Patent number US 7,606,671 B2
** Elcometer 311 gauges are supplied with a one year warranty against manufacturing defects.


Elcometer 311 Model T: Made for iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad (3rd and 4th generation), iPad mini, iPad 2, and iPod touch (4th and 5th generation).“Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance. iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Suitable for mobile devices running Android software version 2.1 and upwards. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

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Especificaciones técnicas

  Model B Model B Model T
Part Number A311CFBI A311CFNFBI A311CFNFTI
Calibration Test Certificate
Built in Probe Type Steel
Steel & Aluminium
Steel & Aluminium
Fast accurate reading rate; 60+ readings per minute
On screen statistics
Number of readings, n
Average (mean), x
Lowest reading, Lo
Elcometer Index Value (EIV)
Wireless Data output via Bluetooth® or USB    
Measurement Range 0-500μm
Operating Temperature

-10 to 50°C
14 to 122°F

-10 to 50°C
14 to 122°F

-10 to 50°C
14 to 122°F

Relative Humidity (RH)

0 to 95%

0 to 95%

0 to 95%

Power Supply
2 x AA Batteries or via USB
(rechargeable batteries can also be used)
Gauge Dimensions 14.1 x 7.30 x 3.70cm
5.55 x 2.87 x 1.46”
14.1 x 7.30 x 3.70cm
5.55 x 2.87 x 1.46”
14.1 x 7.30 x 3.70cm
5.55 x 2.87 x 1.46”
Gauge Weight
(including batteries)
Packing List Elcometer 311 gauge, 2 x AA batteries, steel & aluminium check pieces*, calibration check foil, wrist strap, impact resistant carry case, calibration test certificate, operating instructions, 2 year warranty extension card.

* F models: Steel Check Piece FNF models: Steel & Aluminium Check Pieces

ISO 2808, ISO 2808-7C, ISO 2808-7D, ISO 2808-12A, ISO 2808-11B, ASTM E376, JIS K 5600-1-7, AS/NZS 1580.108.1


T99916925 Calibration Check Piece; Steel (Ferrous)

Calibration Check Piece; Aluminum (Non-Ferrous)


Calibration Check Foil; Nominal value 125μm (5mils)


USB Cable


Self Adhesive Screen Protectors (Pack of 10)