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Stacey Phillips is an award-winning writer for the automotive industry based in Southern California. She has more than 25 years of experience as an editor and writer and has assisted a wide range of businesses and fields. In addition, Stacey has co-authored two books.


She can be reached at stacey@radiantwriting.com. 

Monday, 23 August 2021 15:05

3M™ Performance Spray Gun is ‘Go-To’ Gun at Santa Margarita Auto Body Shop

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Nearly eight months ago, Mitch Barrett was researching spray guns as the head painter at Santa Margarita Auto Body in California. He learned about the 3M™ Performance Spray Gun from Stan Ehresmann, a regional business manager at 3M.

“He encouraged me to try it and wanted to know what I thought,” said Barrett. “I’ve used it every day since then.”


In addition to being cost-effective, Barrett said ease of use and dependability are of the utmost importance when choosing a spray gun, and the 3M gun meets both those requirements.


“This gun is great,” said Barrett. “You can feel comfortable while using it and you don’t feel like anything is going to go wrong. It’s my ‘go to’ gun.”


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Mitch Barrett, the head painter at Santa Margarita Auto Body, used the 3M™ Performance Spray Gun to paint this 1958 Chevrolet Apache.


Barrett estimates he has probably spent thousands on spray guns over the last decade. Many of them have been complicated to set up and use.


With the 3M™ Performance Spray Gun’s simple design, he believes someone with less experience can use the gun and deliver a consistent and professional paint job.


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Since using the gun, Barrett has found it is extremely versatile. With a change of the replaceable atomization heads, he can spray a full range of coatings, including primer, sealer, basecoats, topcoats and clearcoats.


Because the paint doesn’t pass through the body of the spray gun, cleanup is...

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