About PaintMeter

PaintMeter.com is the premier online retailer for the automotive paint meter industry. We offer products and services at price levels that other companies cannot match.

  • The Elcometer 311 product line (industry standard in paint meters)
  • HighLine product line (best budget paint meters under $500)
  • Each product is covered by a 2 year warranty against defects
  • Our products are serviced by a reputable ISO 9001:2008 certified repair and calibration facility

The Elcometer 311 product line is the industry standard for paint meters. It has been the most trusted paint meter for car dealers, appraisers and professional buyers for many years. Making the Elcometer 311 an essential part of their inspection process has saved these professionals hundreds of thousands of dollars.

When asked about the Elcometer 311, Larry Beasley, Director of Sub-Prime Sales and Director of Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales at Sonic Automotive, states: "At the end of the day, it doesn't matter if it's a Mercedes, Toyota or Chevrolet. It's about the right tool to make the right valuation decision every time. Standing in the lane or working a deal at the desk, our managers wouldn't be without one. Elcometer is the industry standard!"

Gary Simmons, Used Car Manager at Tameron Honda, says, "I tried the red one, it was really slow taking readings and I really didn't trust it. Overall I just wasn't happy with it. I bought an Elcometer 311, several now, and they are the best gauge I have ever used. The 311 is the fastest reading gauge I have ever used, quality built, and I completely trust it. It has definitely helped me avoid some costly mistakes, which would have been missed without it. I am completely satisfied with the Elcometer 311; you get what you pay for."

The Highline product line is an excellent budget paint meter that, on the surface, appears to be similar to many other products in this industry. However, before purchasing a budget paint meter from a different retailer, ask yourself a couple of questions:

  1. Does this site offer me a choice between a premium and a budget paint meter?
  2. Is the paint meter backed by a reputable ISO certified facility?

If the answers to these questions are "no" the product being offered is not a budget decision or a good deal. You will be buying an inferior product with inferior service, and you will end up spending more time and money looking for a paint meter that you can actually trust.