Paint Application System with PPS™

3M Paint Preparation System (PPS™) revolutionises paint mixing and spraying

  • A dramatic increase in paint shop efficiency is possible thanks to this disposable mixing system.

    3M developed the idea of a disposable paint mixing system to do away with traditional spray gun mixing pots and paper filters.

    The 3M Paint Preparation System uses just one liner-cup for both mixing and spraying, there’s no external contamination as the closed system has a built-in filter. Gun cleaning is easy because there’s no traditional cup to clean. Unused paint can be stored for future use simply by capping the liner.

    3M™ PPS™ has the ability to reduce solvents by up to 70% from traditional gravity cups, and up to 90% with PPS™ and 3M Accuspray™.

Step by Step Guide


  • Step 1

    Step 1 - Identify the right colour and shade

    Identify your correct colour and shade by using the 3M™ PPS ™ Colour Check Light and Colour Match Film Process.

  • Step 2 - Mixing the base coat directly in the PPS™ liner-cup system

    Step 2 - Mixing the base coat directly in the PPS™ liner-cup system

    • PPS™ is an easy and ready to use system
    • PPS™ allows you to always use the right cup size for your repair area
  • Step 3 - Clean the surface and remove any dust or contaminants

    Step 3 - Clean the surface and remove any dust or contaminants

    • use silicone remover for any oil and grease
    • use water based cleaner for any salts and other contaminants
  • Step 4

    Step 4 - The closed cup PPS™ system allows the optimal application of any base coat

    • evenly applied layers
    • reduced overspray, particularly compared to "open cup" systems
    • easy coating of difficult to access areas such as wheel arches
    • possible to also coat overhead, using the gun upside down
  • Step 5 - Cleaning of the gun

    • Remove air line
    • Turn gun upside down and pull trigger to inflate liner again and allow residue material in the gun to flow back into the liner

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