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3M Introduces Solutions to Help Automotive Professionals Meet EPA Rule 40 CFR Part 63 – Subpart 6H

Federal law (EPA Rule 40 CFR Part 63 - Subpart 6H ) requires that anyone performing touch-up and spot repair work with coatings containing targeted hazardous air pollutants must use hand-held devices with a maximum cup size of 3 oz or less when operating outside of a paint booth.

3M, inventor of the PPS Paint Protection System of cups, lids and liners a decade ago, has created a proprietary new design to help paint and repair professionals meet the new federal rule without significantly changing the way they do business. The 3 ounce lid and liner system fits inside an existing 3M PPS System, and allows the painter to quickly adapt to the rules.

New Lids, Liners Work with Accuspray System
The new 3 oz PPS system is designed to work with the popular Accuspray System, an innovative primer gun that allows paint professionals to have a brand new spray gun on demand. The atomizing head delivers a large, usable pattern, provides a flat smooth finish and reduces overspray. Replacing the atomizing head is as easy as click and spray.

Training Key to Rule Compliance
To help business owners fully understand the details of the new rule and educate their employees on the requirements and necessary painting processes, 3M Automotive Aftermarket has created a free online training program, available at 3M.com/PPS.

The training module includes a detailed review of the EPA rule and how it applies in various shop settings. It also provides hands-on training on the new procedures for paint gun set-up, paint application and job clean-up. It includes a quiz at the end, and 3M provides a certificate of completion for participants who pass the quiz.

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