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Paint Spray Equipment and PPS

Improve efficiency, reduce waste

PPS™ is a complete painting system from 3M™ which produces cleaner jobs, decreases solvent usage and gun cleaning time, and can improve operator efficiency by as much as 15%. Specifically designed adapters* allow painters to use the PPS™ system with virtually any spray gun.

PPS™ replaces traditional mixing cups and filters and drastically reduces
the amount of solvent required for gun cleaning. The lids and liners fit into the plastic cup and securing collar. The lid, liner and built-in filter are all disposable, leaving only the adapter and spray gun to be cleaned. It is possible to clean your paint gun with as little as 80 grams of solvent. With these disposable parts, shops can see a 70% saving in cleaning solvent use - meaning less operator exposure to solvents and a reduction in VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

Key Benefits of using the 3M™ TM PPS™ Paint Preparation System

  • Only one PPS™ cup for mixing and spraying
  • Enables painters to mix less paint
  • Up to 70% saving of cleaning solvent
  • Colour coded lids (blue = waterborne, clear = solvent-borne)
  • Closed system - no outside contamination
  • Faster system - from mixing to disposal
  • Less operator exposure to solvents and reduction in VOCs
  • Spray gun functions at any angle

* To find the appropriate adapter for a spray gun go to and search for ‘PPS adapters’.
Adapters can be matched to models of spray guns or spray guns can be matched to adapters


3M™ PPS™ Colour Match Film

3M™ PPS™ Colour Match Film

3M™ PPS™ Colour Match Film brings a new level of flexibility, innovation and accuracy to one of the most difficult challenges in shops today: achieving the perfect colour match. 3M PPS Colour Match Film allows users to spray the film exactly as they would a traditional spray out card, then peel the film from its backing and stick it to the substrate. Once attached, the technician is free to stand back and view the film from any angle. Because the film contours, it offers enhanced side-tone capabilities and a more accurate representation of how the colour would appear once applied; giving painters the confidence that they have met a perfect match.  When an acceptable match has been achieved, simply reapply the film to the textured backing for easy cataloguing and reuse.

Part No   Description Items/box
16417 Colour Match Film – White 25
16417 Colour Match Film – Medium Grey 25
16419 Colour Match Film – Dark Grey 25
16426 Colour Match Film Holder 1
16427 Colour Match Film Catalogue Box 1


PPS Lids and Liners – Solvent-based Paints

PPS Lids and Liners – Waterborne Paints

PPS Cups and Collars

PPS Dispensers

PPS Sun Gun II Colour Matching Kit

3M is excited to announce the release of the 3M™ PPS™ Sun Gun™ II Colour Matching Kit, which is the perfect tool for colour matching, verifying coverage, highlighting damaged areas of the vehicle and identifying pre and post paint defects.

The Sun Gun II offers the following advantages to each area of the collision repair centre:

  • Paint: Choose the correct variant or alternate colour chip, verify coverage and colour match
  • Detail: Identify post paint defects such as swirl marks, burn through, dirt nibs and sand scratches
  • Estimator: Assist in clearly identifying damaged areas prior to writing the estimate
  • Body: identify pre-paint defects, such as pin holes, sand scratches etc

The Sun Gun II features several design changes aimed at improving your on the job experience:

  • Longer battery run time – NiMH battery with a faster charger
  • Stronger bezels
  • Wider beam – 50W bulb and diffuser
  • New look – grey handle, back bezels, battery, trigger and charger

3M™ Accuspray System

Accuspray 1.4mm

3M has turned the page on spraying ... again. Introducing the HG14 - the next generation in 3M™ Accuspray™ System technology. The HG14 is designed for the application of coatings requiring the use of a 1.4mm atomizing head.

In the video to the right, Chip Foose demonstrates the HG14's capabilities, including the ability to quickly change colors without replacing the gun. Chip demonstrated the spraying capabilities of the HG14 at SEMA 2013.

This innovative HVLP system delivers exceptional results through excellent atomization, resulting in high transfer efficiency and low overspray. Designed to help improve productivity and minimize clean up time - all combine to help improve your bottom line.

Easy as Click and Spray

This revolutionary product allows you to have a brand new spray gun on demand. The innovative technology was designed from the inside out for the efficient and economical application of material. These atomizing heads deliver a large usable pattern and exceptional atomization.

Accuspray HG18 Primer Spray Gun

The 3M Accuspray System is the equivalent of having a brand new primer gun on demand, for a fraction of the cost. The innovative replaceable atomising head offers the following benefits:

Reduces Primer Consumption

  • Minimises overspray
  • Exceptional spray pattern control

Boosts Productivity

  • Lowers primer spraying time
  • Decreases primer sanding time
  • Reduces clean-up
  • High fluid flow
  • Exceptional atomisation
  • Exceptional spray pattern control

Maximises Benefits of the 3M™ PPS™ System

  • Reduces gun cleaning time
  • Uses less solvent for clean up
  • Decreases hazardous disposal costs
  • Only the atomising head to clean
  • Improves overall productivity and profitability