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3M™ Performance Spray Gun

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Mix less. Paint more. Spray smart.

As every painter knows, once paint has been mixed, it’s sold. You either use it or lose it, which can cut into your bottom line. What if we told you mixing less paint yet getting the same or better coverage was possible? With the 3M™ Performance Spray Gun, that possibility can become reality. It’s superior transfer efficiency, with up to 26% less material waste than leading metal spray guns*, all in the palm of your hand. Don’t cut down on your efficiency – start spraying the smart way.


*Maximum transfer efficiency varies by spray gun type and settings.

Paint application on various substrates with spray gun.

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Precision Performance

  • Third-party tested, painter approved. It’s everything you expect from your best spray gun – just smarter. Spray a full range of high-performance automotive coatings with the highest transfer efficiency among leading HVLP spray guns.

  • ✓ High 78% transfer efficiency

    ✓ Consistent atomization

    ✓ Large fan pattern

    ✓ Spray a full range of coatings

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Faster Cycle Times

  • Integrated system with 3M™ PPS™ Series 2.0 Spray Cups and replaceable nozzles delivers the fastest changeovers in the industry, which adds up to faster cycle times and more time in the zone.

  • ✓ Seamless integration with PPS™

    ✓ Quick-change replaceable nozzles

    ✓ Instant changeovers

    ✓ Easily, the most versatile spray gun in the industry

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Cleans in Seconds

  • Innovative quick-change replaceable nozzle technology means cleanup can be as simple as a twist and a wipe. And every time you put on a fresh nozzle, it’s like getting a brand-new spray gun.

  • ✓ Twist the locking collar

    ✓ Pull off the replaceable nozzle

    ✓ Wipe the needle clean

    ✓ No tools or disassembly required

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Lightest in the World

  • Made from an impact-resistant composite material, it’s the lightest spray gun in the world. All to enhance your comfort without sacrificing performance or durability.

  • ✓ Up to 50% lighter than leading metal spray guns

    ✓ Impact-resistant, stainless steel reinforced composite

    ✓ Simple, intuitive design

    ✓ Optimized for comfort and balance


“…the material savings is enough for you to go forward.”
Automotive Painter
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Testimonial of paint application with spray gun.

Innovative Replaceable Nozzles

  • The secret lives inside our advanced interchangeable nozzle technology. In six different sizes from 1.2 to 2.0, each atomizing head is optimized for consistent atomization and superior transfer efficiency — across a full range of high-performance automotive coatings.

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Designed for High-Performance Coatings

Spray solid colors, metallics, pearls, clear coats, sealers, and primers with the same premium performance you expect from your best spray gun. And every time you swap out the replaceable nozzle for a fresh one, you can expect like-new spray performance.

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The spray gun. Reinvented.

After 10 years of relentless research and development, we are excited to introduce the 3M™ Performance Spray Gun — a revolution in spray gun technology that delivers top-of-the-line spray performance with unrivaled productivity.

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The starter kit.

Designed for the modern professional painter, the 3M™ Performance Spray Gun Starter Kit (PN26778) includes all the essentials you need to get started.

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  • ✓ 3M™ Performance Spray Gun

    ✓ 5 Atomizing Heads 1.2

    ✓ 5 Atomizing Heads 1.3

    ✓ 5 Atomizing Heads 1.4

    ✓ Air Control Valve

    ✓ PPS Series 2.0 Cup

    ✓ 5 Liners

    ✓ 3 Sealing Plugs

    ✓ 1 Locking Collar

    ✓ 4 Lids 200 micron

    ✓ 1 Lid 125 micron

Kits and Supplies

We’ve created 3M Performance Spray Gun starter sets for gravity-cup and pressure-fed operations, as well as a spray-gun-only option. Atomizing heads are available in single-size and variety packs.  Plus we’ve made spare parts and our complete rebuild kit available.


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Technical Specs


Training Videos

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    Assembly and Application
  • image of person holding the spray gun
    Adjusting the Settings
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    Application and Cleaning
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    PPS 2.0 Assembly
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    PPS 2.0 Enhancements
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    Rebuild Process