Some jobs are too big or time-consuming to be done on the assembly line. Large area paint repair requires defects be removed, the surface prepared and may require surfaces to be masked before paint is applied and finished. 3M has efficiency tools, supplies and processes for every stage of a repair – allowing you to deliver a fix in the shortest possible time with minimal waste.
Paint preparation, or surface prep tasks often feature different forms of grinding, sanding and finishing – ensuring the substrate is optimally prepped for paint or coating adhesion.
Learn more about our new dust free abrasive paint prep system below.
This premium net disc allows virtually dust-free sanding to prevent loading, increase productivity and provide a cleaner work environment. The revolutionary 3M Precision Shaped Grain technology provides fast cut and long life. Cuts up to 2x as fast as conventional abrasives and guarantees up to 99% dust extraction.
Effective masking requires reliable coverage and adhesion to achieve sharp color lines and surface protection. 3M masking products are engineered to stick firmly to many different substrates, survive the heat of the bake cycle and then remove cleanly to help keep your production efficient.
Masking to the right depth can mean the difference between a perfect paint job and one that needs rework. 3M™ Adjustable Paint Masking Applicator is a robust masking tape application tool used to apply Scotch® Fine Line tapes (up to 19 mm) on complex surfaces, such as the roofline or rear hatch of a vehicle.
Scotch® High Temperature Fine Line Tape 4737TL features a natural rubber, pressure sensitive adhesive that holds reliably to surface contours. Its smooth, vinyl backing provides conformability for working with complex shapes and curved surfaces. Due to its specially developed backing, this tape resists lifting around corners or in depressed areas.
3M™ Purple Premium Plus Masking Film is a premium high density plastic sheeting that resists moisture imprinting or ghosting on painted vehicle surfaces. It is designed so that tape could be repositioned without tearing and is also easier to cut for better handling around body contour. The top face side surface of the film is specially treated to give excellent adhesion to both solvent and waterborne paints, avoiding flaking issues throughout the refinish process.
As an industry leader in paint application equipment and personal protective equipment, 3M continues to innovate and change the way you apply paint and other coatings.
3M has the expertise and easy-to-use system to help you achieve a defect-free finish.
Use them to sand top coat for blending, and for removing dust nibs and excess orange peel from topcoat finishes before repainting or buffing. Discs are easy to remove from backup pads. They are faster and easier to use than scuffing pads, and they are quicker and cleaner than wet sanding. Use for scuffing the blend area before painting.
3M Surface Protection solutions allow you to protect shop walls and floors, as well as areas of the vehicle that won’t be painted.
3M™ Dirt Trap Nonwoven Protection Material is a specially engineered covering material that protects and brightens paint booth walls and floors. Nonwoven construction traps dust and overspray and its bright white color creates better visibility for technicians and a more pleasant shop appearance for collision repair customers.