Friday, 04 December 2020 19:02

3M Introduces Lightweight Performance Spray Gun Using Revolutionary Technology

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After 10 years in development and feedback from customers worldwide, 3M introduced the 3M™ Performance Spray Gun.

“Using revolutionary technology, the 3M™ Performance Spray Gun was developed by 3M engineers to deliver top-of-the-line performance,” said Jonnie Bloemers, global product marketer, 3M™ Performance Spray Gun. “Collision repairers will experience faster cleanup, changeovers and cycle time with this lightweight product.”


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Jonnie Bloemers


Constructed from an impact-resistant composite material, the 3M™ Performance Spray Gun was designed to offer a full range of high-performance automotive coatings, including paints, stains, primers, basecoats, topcoats, clearcoats, epoxies and adhesives using replaceable atomizing heads.


“The secret lives inside our advanced interchangeable nozzle technology,” said Brady Haislet, application engineer, 3M Paint Application Solutions. “Offered in six different sizes, from 1.2 to 2.0, each atomizing head is optimized for consistent atomization and superior transfer efficiency, which adds up to faster cycle times for repair shops.”


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Brady Haislet


Because paint never passes through the body of the 3M™ Performance Spray Gun and only through the disposable cup and nozzle, the cleanup and changeover processes are streamlined.


“That means there is no more paint gunking up internal components, no more breaking down your spray gun or soaking in solvent, and no more cross-contamination putting your job at risk,” said Haislet.


With the quick-change replaceable atomizing heads, Haislet said cleanup is a snap.


“Every time you swap out the replaceable nozzle for a fresh one...

...you can expect like-new spray performance,” he added.


“In today’s collision repair shops, it’s important for painters to have dependable tools so they can spend less time worrying about their spray gun and focus on perfecting their art to deliver consistent, quality results,” said Bloemers. “The gun was designed to be low maintenance and easy to use so painters have consistent performance.”


Nate Johnson, a painter at Fairway Collision, said he was skeptical at first about how well the plastic gun would hold up working in a high-production shop. He found that he liked the pattern on the 3M spray gun.


“The metallic control by far is superior to some of the other guns on the market,” said Johnson. “It works for every car that I have sprayed with. There’s nothing that it won’t do.”


“It’s hard to get a system that all really works well together and I feel like the 3M [spray gun] really nails it,” said Dustin Zeiska, head painter at LaMettry’s Collision. “It just really does everything great.”


“The 3M is a great gun; it sprays unbelievable,” said Russ Crambuilt, a painter at Buerkle Hyundai. “I think it’s the wave of the future---no doubt about that.”


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