Do I need both a filter and cartridge for my respirator?

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I have read through all the respirator recommendation posts, but I just need some clarification. My environment is the following: A well ventilated paint booth with that blue mesh fiber filter, spraying acrylics and urethanes. The problem I'm having is that the product descriptions on Amazon don't always make clear what I'm buying. So, what 3M or any compatible filters sold on Amazon do I need? Do some of the cartridges have filters built in? Can I just buy any magenta colored filter that's compatible with my mask. Will any other colors suffice? When I google what 3M compatible filter do I need for spry painting, 3M recommends this 3M™ Spray Paint Filters 6002 CR, A2P2, 1 kit https://www.3m.com/3M/en_LB/p/d/v100570025/ , but it looks like it's brown. Please help.
 
The filters you listed should do fine then, I think most are compatible with 3M but it usually says if they are or not
 
I dont think those are any good against gases and vapours, better off going with something like this


Others may know different though!
 
I dont think those are any good against gases and vapours, better off going with something like this


Others may know different though!
No you're right, just testing you. So, do you think ill have enough protection with just a cartridge that protects against gases and vapors or will i need a particulate filter too?
 
Here's the cartridge I use in my 3M repirator- It works with VOCs. I also use it when I use bug sprays.
3M P100 Respirator Cartridge/Filter 60923
Amazon - $38.50 > Sale Price = $22.00
https://www.amazon.com/3M-Cartridge-60923-Respiratory-Protection/dp/B00AEFCKKY?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1

The other filter mask I use is for particulates only! No toxics or VOCs! The best thing about this is that it's got a rubber gasket to better seal it to your face. It also has a valve; During Covid I glued the valve shut to use as a health mask.
N95 Professional Multi-Purpose Valved Respirator with Gasket (10-Pack)
Home Depot - $13.97 in a 10 pack. That's a $1.40 each!
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauk...ator-with-Gasket-10-Pack-48-73-4004/310392471
 

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Here's the cartridge I use in my 3M repirator- It works with VOCs. I also use it when I use bug sprays.
3M P100 Respirator Cartridge/Filter 60923
Amazon - $38.50 > Sale Price = $22.00
https://www.amazon.com/3M-Cartridge-60923-Respiratory-Protection/dp/B00AEFCKKY?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1

The other filter mask I use is for particulates only! No toxics or VOCs! The best thing about this is that it's got a rubber gasket to better seal it to your face. It also has a valve; During Covid I glued the valve shut to use as a health mask.
N95 Professional Multi-Purpose Valved Respirator with Gasket (10-Pack)
Home Depot - $13.97 in a 10 pack. That's a $1.40 each!
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauk...ator-with-Gasket-10-Pack-48-73-4004/310392471
Pretty much all of my paint has organic gasses. So, I think that top one is perfect. As far as the Milwaukee masks, that's such a good deal that it wouldn't hurt just to have some around.
 
I'm not sure that this applies in the UK, but I just purchased this respirator from A-zon for $3.25 plus 6% Michigan sales tax (Uncle Sam god damn you). Anyway, for that price, I contacted support, to be certain of what I was actually purchasing. They assured me that, regardless, If I wasn't satisfied, that I would be refunded. So, I went ahead and bought it, just got it today, and found that the 3 and 1/4 dollar mask I bought, was the exact same one made by 3M for $17 and as much as $31. So, anyone in need of a decent respirator or maybe a spare, with $3.25 of disposable income, here is the link: 3M 6300 Respirator Please save the applause.
 
No filters included on that one. That is only the face piece.
Keep in mind, cartridges have a shelf life and should be stored in an airtight bag like a ziplock.

Thanks,
Ismael
 
No filters included on that one. That is only the face piece.
Keep in mind, cartridges have a shelf life and should be stored in an airtight bag like a ziplock.

Thanks,
Ismael
Yeah, when I got my mask and cartridges yesterday, I really wanted to try out the full monty, with the cartridges hooked up to the mask. Then, I thought about exactly that, that the shelf life of those cartridges start from the moment I open the bag. I guess that's why they say, "you can't have your cake and eat it too."
 
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