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Leveling Film Applicator with 5 gap clearances

NYPC Leveling Test Blade

  • Has five pairs of clearances 10, 30, 40, 80, and 160 mils
  • Produces a 4 inch wide drawdown
$444.00 €389.00 excl. taxes & shipping cost


  • Simple comparison test of the leveling and sagging properties
  • The applicator is made of high grade stainless steel

Technical Attributes

  • Weight
    0.34 kg
  • Weight
    0.75 lb
  • Dimensions: L x W x H
    12.7 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm
  • Dimensions: L x W x H
    5 x 1.75 x 1.25 in
  • Film Width
    4 in
  • Gap Clearance
    10 mil 20 mil 40 mil 80 mil 160 mil



Leveling Blade


The New York Paint Club (NYPC) Leveling Test Blade is a U shaped film applicator with a shallow gap cut into one edge. Into this shallow gap is cut an evenly spaced series of five pairs of narrow notches having total clearances of 10, 20, 40, 80 and 160 mils. The applicator will produce a 4” wide drawdown, and has an overall width of 5''. A drawdown is made on a panel or chart using normal procedures.

This produces five parallel pairs of ridges with a very thin (<0.5mil) distance between them. The drawdown is kept flat on a horizontal plane until the coating is dry and it is then evaluated. Leveling is rated on the basis of which ridge pairs of coating merged together and to what extent.

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