Measure, mix, filter and spray with our versatile 3M™ PPS™ Standard Kit. Our all-in-one disposable Paint Preparation System (PPS™) is designed to make any auto body technician’s life as simple as possible. It includes standard sized lids with micron filters, liners (650ml) and sealing caps.
Kits for Added Efficiency with 3M™ PPS™
Excellent for efficiently stocking PPS™ lids, liners and related components, 3M™ PPS™ Lid & Liner Kits contain disposable lids, disposable liners, and sealing plugs specifically for use with the 3M™ PPS™ (Legacy) paint preparation system. Each PPS lid features a welded-in filter which effectively strains paint material during application. Choose lids with 125 micron filters, which are often recommended for waterborne paint materials; or 200 micron filters for traditional solvent-based paint materials. Always reference your paint manufacturer to ensure the recommended filter to strain the material.
Lids and liners are sized specifically for the range of 3M™ PPS™ Cups & Collars, allowing technicians to mix up to 28 fluid oz (850 mL). Correct mixes are best achieved when also using with a 3M™ PPS™ Mix Ratio Insert, or a weight scale. Mix ratio film inserts are sold separately. Lid and liner sizes include:
3M™ PPS™ UV Standard Lid & Liner Kits are also available, featuring PPS™ lids, liners and sealing plugs in black instead of transparent to keep out UV light. These kits are recommended for use when applying UV light curing materials such as primer, sealer, base-coat and clear coats.
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 waste occurs every time a user 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. Because PPS is a closed system, you can operate in any orientation - i.e. 360 degrees.
Clean Up is a Breeze and Uses Less Solvent
After spraying, the painter can use a sealing plug to seal and protect paint materials or simply discard the disposable lid and liner, leaving only the adapter and spray gun to clean. Discard the disposable lid and liner in the appropriate approved waste containers specified by the paint manufacturer (or local government requirements). Use a small amount of solvent for cleaning the spray gun and the PPS™ adapter. With this disposable paint system, shops are often experiencing a 70% reduction in cleaning solvents, which means solvent cleaning savings and solvent disposal savings. Most guns can be cleaned with less than 3 fl. oz of solvent.
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™ Accuspray™ ONE spray gun, which requires no adapters. Technicians have found that using the PPS™ system in conjunction with the Accuspray™ spray gun further reduces cleaning solvent usage.
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 lid and liner 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 is the Paint and Coatings 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 technicians operate with greater efficiency and spend less time on cleaning tasks. 3M PPS offers many advantages for anyone spraying liquid coatings from a spray gun with cup.