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The 3M 6000-series is a general purpose full-face respirator. It comes in 3 different configurations (with downward facing exhalation valve cover, without downward facing exhalation valve cover, and DIN-threaded connection w/o downward flowing exhalation valve cover) and 3 different sizes (small/medium/large).

The mask has 2 standard 3M bayonet connectors, one on each side. A filter or blanking plug must be installed on each connector. The mask can be optioned with a single DIN (40mm) connector at the front.

The mask harness is a simple 4-strap rubber affair, with a ladder-pattern at the back. 3M sells the straps. Everything on this mask has a spare or replacement part sold by 3M, so it is a very repairable mask.

Depending on the filters used, radioactive particles can be filtered through this industry-grade mask, and it has seen use in the Fukushima cleanup efforts using the 60928 Organic Vapor/Acid Gas Cartridge / P100 Filter combo with radioiodine filtering. Refer to 3M documentation for full lists of compatible filters and cartridges.

Note that this does not mean the mask is a suitable replacement for proper CBRN-rated gasmasks, but can serve as one in some capacity.

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Standard 3M 6000-series mask

Sizes Edit

The 6000-series full-face respirator does not have size markings. the only part specific to the size is the face gasket, making every other replacement/accessory swappable and usable on any mask in the series. gaskets are differentiated by color.

6700 - small - white - "mostly suitable for children"

6800 - medium - light gray - "fits 80% of the population"

6900 - large - dark gray
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3M 6000-series w/ cartridges and non-downward flowing exhalation valve cover being worn.

size guide

Variants Edit

"x" denotes size


6x00DIN - front exhale assembly has a provision for standard 40mm filters, includes caps to block the side inlets


3M 6000-series mask w/ DIN front port being used in positive pressure PAPR mode.

6x00PF - Powerflow face-mounted PAPR

Parts and Accessories Edit

  • 6878 - spectacle kit. optional accessory for fitting prescription lenses.
  • 6885 - clear adhesive lens cover. protects lens from paint spray/beadblast/etc.
  • 6886 - tinted adhesive lens cover
  • 6895 - side port gasket
  • 6864 - downward-firing exhale valve assembly
  • 6897 - head strap
  • 7883 - neck strap. optional accessory that keeps the mask at the neck when doffed.
  • 6884 - DIN port adapter. replacing a stock 6800's exhale port with this will allow you to outfit it with 40mm filters, provided the side-vents are covered using bayonet caps
  • 6880 - bayonet cap. can be used to cover one side and use a single filter, or both for use with 40mm filters.
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