3M™ PPS™ Adapter converts paint spray guns for use with the 3M™ Paint Preparation System (PPS™). Specifically designed adapters, allows Painters to use the PPS™ with virtually any spray gun model. To use this adapter, remove the existing spray gun cup. Then simply thread the correct PPS™ adapter into the Spray Gun.
3M™ PPS™ adapter converts leading commercial spray guns into ones that can use the 3M™ Paint Preparation System (PPS™), save workers time in the preparation of paint materials: measuring, mixing, and filtering of paint materials. PPS™ is a all-in-one disposable painting system that produces cleaner jobs, saves on paint consumption, reduces solvent usage by up to 70%, and improves the operator’s efficiency by up to 50% between the prep (mixing, measuring, and filtering) and clean-up time (time associated with cleaning the paint reservoir and spray gun).
PPS™ System can be Used with Virtually any Spray Gun
Specifically designed PPS™ stainless steel metal adapters allow painters to use the PPS™ system with virtually any spray gun. Painters can also use the 3M™ Accuspray™ replaceable atomizing head spray guns to further reduce solvent use and spray gun cleaning and maintenance time.
To use the PPS™ adapter, remove the existing spray gun cup. Then simply thread the correct PPS™ adapter into the Spray Gun.
PPS™ Eliminates the Need for Traditional Mixing Cups and Filters
Conventional Paint Cup Systems, a Painter needs to mix paint materials in a separate cup, then transfer (or strain) the paint through a filter into a paint reservoir. Every time the Painter transfers paint material, there is waste associated in the mixing cup and filter. With PPSTM, place PPS’s disposable liner within the re-usable PPSTM Cup. Mix primer, sealer, base coat or clear coat (or other Paint Materials) according to the paint manufacturers' guidelines. PPS™ Lids will either contain 125 micron filters which are often recommended for water-borne paint materials; or 200 micron filters for traditional solvent-based paint materials. Always reference the Paint Manufacturer to ensure the recommended filter to strain the paint material. Snap-in place the disposable lid (with the pre-welded-in filter), and attach the locking collar to complete the PPS System.
Next, turn the Spray gun upside down to mate the PPS™ adapter to the PPS™ Lid-Liner-Cup-and-Collar assembly. Attach the spray gun adapter to the PPS™ assembly with a quarter turn. Make sure the lid prongs are fully engaged above the adapter edge. The spray gun-adapter-PPS™ assembly is now secure and ready to spray.
After spraying, disconnect the air and return the material back into the gun cup by turning the assembly upside down, and pulling the gun trigger. Gently tap a work bench to break the surface tension of the residual paint on the filter. Disconnect the Spray Gun-PPS™ Adapter from the PPS™ assembly by turning a quarter turn.
The Painter now has a choice of using a sealing plug to temporary store non-catalyzed paint materials or clean-up. Since the liner, lid and built-in filter are all disposable, leaving only the adapter and spray gun to be cleaned. Simply throw the disposable lid and liner in the appropriate approved waste containers specified by the Paint Manufacturers (or local government requirements) and use a small amount of solvent required for cleaning the spray gun and the PPS™ adapter. It is possible to clean your paint gun with as little as 3 fluid ounces (90mL) of solvent. With this disposable paint system, shops are often experiencing a 70 percent reduction in cleaning solvents, which also means cleaning solvent savings, solvent disposal savings, and less operator exposure to solvents, along with a reduction in VOCs.
Since the Painter uses a new disposable lid (with welded-in filter) and disposable liner for each mix, there is less risk of outside contamination, and less time spent mixing, filtering, and clean up, often improving productivity in prep and clean-up time by as much as 50 percent.
With PPS™, your spray gun functions at any angle, even upside down
PPS™ enables the Painter the ability to spray consistently 90 degree to the part, no matter the part orientation (even upside down, no matter how difficult the angle). This not only improves consistent material transfer, wh