Snow, ice, fog and blizzard conditions can diminish visibility on the road and increase the everyday dangers of driving. Hazed or cloudy plastic headlights can reduce this visibility even further, making it very difficult to see not only in inclement weather but also on a clear night.
Now, drivers can restore plastic headlight lenses and other plastic surfaces to like-new clarity just in time for winter snow and fog with the Headlight Lens Restoration System and Lens Renewal Kit, both from 3M and both easy to use solutions for removing the yellowing and hazing that reduces headlight performance and visibility.
While plastic headlights help reduce vehicle weight and withstand impact, oxidation and sunlight can dull the surface, turn it yellow or leave it cloudy and scratched. This means the light from the headlights is diffused and not focused correctly on the roadway, which limits visibility in dark and snowy conditions. Not only can the driver of the vehicle not see the roadway, the vehicle also is less visible to other cars. With the average age of vehicles on U.S. streets today approximately 10 years, the safety problem is growing.
"This is problem that a lot of car owners face but few actually know how to repair," said Todd Mathes, automotive expert for 3M Car Care. "We took our time-tested process used by automotive experts and our professional products to create a simple, easy solution that delivers professional results – at a very affordable price."
For automotive paint professionals, one of the greatest challenges isn't the painting itself, it's the preparation, priming and clean-up that take a great deal of time away from productive work. And for shop owners, that preparation, priming and clean-up process reduces overall shop productivity, creates hazardous waste for disposal and keeps shop personnel busy on non-collectible tasks like masking, sanding and cleaning.
Now, the 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division is introducing a new solution that benefits both paint professionals and shop owners - the Accuspray™System from 3M. This unique system combines a high-performance HVLP spray gun with innovative replaceable atomizing head and accessories to deliver premium performance at a fraction of the cost and effort.
The system 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. It is designed to work with the PPS™ System from 3M. Replacing the atomizing head is as easy as click and spray.
"3M continues to look for solutions for making the painting process easier and more efficient, while reducing non-productive tasks and environmental waste," said Brian Shafer, US Marketing Manager for 3M. "We extended the proprietary PPS technology to address several major issues for paint professionals and shop owners - the time it takes to clean a primer gun, the waste and overspray associated with a clogged or low-quality gun and lost man hours spent on masking, sanding and cleaning before and after jobs."
The Accuspray System from 3M can help:
· Reduce Overspray - Helps reduce the double work of masking, sheeting and cleaning overspray from other cars and floor when priming in the shop
· Decrease Sanding Time - Due to flatter, smoother finish which minimizes the hated "orange peel" finish
· Improve Transfer Efficiency and Lower Primer Consumption - Due to reduction in overspray
· Reduces Solvent Consumption - The Accuspray System can be cleaned with as little as 1 oz to 2 oz of solvent for cleaning, versus a pint to quart of solvent for traditional primer guns
· Reduces Clean-Up Time - The Accuspray System takes just 30 seconds to clean, where a traditional primer gun can take five minutes or more
For more information, contact 1-877-MMM-CARS or your local 3M Distributor or 3M Sale Representative for more information or visit our website at http://www.3M.com/accuspraysystem.