3M™ PPS™ Mix Ratio Inserts help mix paint according to manufacturer guidelines for the 3M™ Paint Preparation System. Mix ratio inserts are available for various cup sizes and manufacturers. 3M™ PPS™ is a complete painting system that allows the painter to measure, mix, filter, and spray paint materials.
Hose for Pressurized Systems
3M™ PPS™ Mix Ratio Inserts make it easy to mix the appropriate amount of paint for use with the 3M™ Paint Preparation System (PPS™). Mix ratios printed on the film insert take all the guesswork out of how much to use. With the insert in the cup, the measuring process is much like using a metal mix stick. You look down into the cup as ingredients are poured, making it simple to see exactly what you need. We offer a wide variety of ratio inserts customized to specific cup sizes and manufacturers.
Advantages of the 3M™ PPS™ System
Unlike conventional paint cup systems, our 3M™ PPS™ eliminates the need for mixing paint in additional paint mix cups and then transferring the paint through a separate filter into a paint reservoir. This is an important advantage because product waste occurs every time that an auto body technician transfers paint through mixing cups and filters. With PPS™, you place the disposable liner within the re-usable PPS™ Cup. Then simply mix the paint in the PPS™ disposable liner, snap the disposable lid (with the pre-welded filter) in place and attach the locking collar to complete the PPS™ System. With just these few simple steps, you're ready to start spraying.
Your spray gun functions at any angle, even upside down.\
PPS™ allows the painter to spray consistently 90° to the part, no matter how the part is positioned. This makes material transfer more consistent, limits paint overspray and lowers paint consumption. With conventional systems, many painters mix more paint than necessary to reduce the chance of starving the gun, which results in wasted paint when it's time to clean up. Our PPS™ eliminates the urge to mix more paint than needed because "starving the gun" is simply not a problem.
Clean Up is a Breeze and Uses Less Solvent
After spraying, the painter has a choice of either using a sealing plug to temporarily store non-catalyzed paint materials or clean-up. 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 manufacturer (or local government requirements) and use a small amount of solvent 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 up to a 70% reduction in cleaning solvents, which can translate into cleaning solvent savings, solvent disposal savings and less operator exposure to solvents.
A Versatile System that Works with Most Spray Guns
Specifically designed PPS™ stainless steel metal adapters allow painters to use the PPS™ system with virtually any spray gun. Painters also have the option to use the 3M™ HG series Accuspray™ spray gun, which requires no adapters. When painting cars, auto body technicians will find that using Accuspray further reduces cleaning solvent usage and improves overall productivity.
Reduces the Chance of Contamination Between Jobs
Because the painter uses a new disposable lid (with welded-in filter) and disposable liner for each mix, there is less risk of outside contamination due to mixing, filtering, and clean up. Using a fresh liner and lid with each paint job, rather than washing out reusable components, often improves overall productivity in prep and clean-up time by as much as 50%.
The Bottom Line: Why 3M™ PPS™ is the Automotive Paint Spray System of Choice
3M™ PPS™ is an all-in-one disposable painting system that produces cleaner jobs, saves on paint consumption and reduces solvent usage by up to 70%. You'll find that automotive technicians operate with greater efficiency and spend less time on cleaning tasks. 3M PPS offers many advantages for today's automotive paint and body shops.