Tuesday, 28 July 2015 04:53

Chip Foose Demonstrates New 3M Accuspray Gun at NACE

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During the NACE show, Chip Foose demonstrated the spraying capabilities of 3M's Accuspray gun, model HG14.

Foose is the star of the reality TV series Overhaulin and owner of Foose Designs in Hungtington Beach, CA.

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He showed how the gun speeds up the painting process while reducing clean up and down time as well as the precision that can be achieved.

The Accuspray gun can be used with any application that is designed for coatings requiring the use of a 1.4 mm atomizing head.
Foose said one of his favorite things about the gun is the ability to change the tips, which allows a painter to quickly change colors without replacing the gun.

"One of the big reasons that the Accuspray gun exists is obviously cleaning and maintenance," said Andy Boyd of 3M. "One of the things we try to look at is helping the painter become more efficient."

The system was designed to improve productivity and minimize clean up time, which can ultimately help shops improve their bottom line.

The Accuspray system was introduced a couple of years ago and was used with primer applications with 1.8 mm. Since then, 3M has added the 1.4 option. Boyd said this system is even faster and easier to use, requiring no maintenance.

Boyd showed attendees some of the company's other products such as the PPS Paint Preparation System and the Sun Gun II.

Designed to be used with almost any spray gun at any angle, the PPS Paint Preparation System enables painters to mix less paint, reduce the amount of solvent used and speed up cleanup. The company said it can also improve operator efficiency by as much as 15 percent.

PPS is available in five sizes: Large (28 fluid ounces), Standard (22 fluid ounces), Midi (13.5 fluid ounces), Mini (6 fluid ounces) and the 3 Ounce.

Foose demonstrated the PPS Sun Gun II, which matches the color of natural daylight. The most important thing when it comes to matching color is daylight, said Boyd. 'Ultimately if you want to get the right perception of how the color is going to adhere, natural daylight is going to give us the best indicator."

The Sun Gun II was designed to verify coverage, highlight damaged areas of the vehicle and identify pre- and post-paint defects.

More information about the Accuspray Gun and 3M's other products is available on online: http://3mcollision.com/accuspray-hg14-spray-gun-16577.html

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