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Converts paint spray guns with 3/8 inch Male, 19 Thread (British Std. Pipe) for use with 3M Paint Preparation System.
3M 16046, MMM16046
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I purchased this little adapter for the Fuji spraygun system, with my canister being a gravity fed gun. I acquired this as I wanted to use the PPG larger canisters (which have throw away internal Polyethylene liners with built-in filter). It connected just as advertised, HOWEVER, the 1 Litre containers, with the black plastic cap sat too close to the gun, so I couldn't attach it/nor use it. But, here's the good part. I went to Lowes, and found a short nipple (that's pipe fitter talk), which to a layman is a short length of threaded pipe. I believe it was 3/8" threaded on both ends, made of brass and when installed gave me about 1" extra lateral distance. Some teflon tape, and voila, it works like a champ. Now a HVLP (high volume low pressure) spraygun system, such as this, doesn't build up the pressure of the high pressure guns, so one would have to be careful and check your connections carefully, but it should work if you've tightened it adequately. Your mileage may vary...
I bought this adapter for my fuji xpc bottom-feed spray gun after verifying I'd have enough clearance for the large h/o pressure cup. This is the same adapter as the #18 (same threads), just shorter. With the #18 adapter, it made the gun with large cup attached very cumbersome, while using the #34 adapter, it feels much like using the typical quart cup that comes with most bottom-feed hvlp guns. It works just as well with the mini h/o cup, which I use for my sealers or small amounts of paint.
So if you have an hvlp gun that specifies use of the #18 adapter, see if the #34 will give you enough clearance. Even though it's only a bit shorter than the #18, it makes a big difference in how compact the gun is, which aids maneuverability and getting into tight spaces, and how well the gun handles with a cup full of finish attached.
works as it should, zero leaks, threads right on, only issue I had was that with the larger cup mounted on the side, the cup hit the spray gun hanger hook on the top of the gun, I trimmed off the hook and haven't looked back, system is awesome, if you can afford it....get it!!! you won't regret this purchase. I will say with the weight of the large cup it is a bit tiring on the wrist with the side mount, but the small cup does not have that issue, my preference would be to have two guns, with the larger cup on a top mount and retain the side mount on a 2nd gun with the small cup.
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