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Car Body Repair

Explore state of the art methods for sustainable and high quality car body repairs.

Modern vehicle bodies consist of a large number of steel alloys with different properties

Car body repair instructions from car manufacturers are becoming more complex

4 car body repair processes

  • Fast-moving changes in vehicle construction such as the increased use of high-strength steels require innovative repair methods. New SOP´s require more precise grinding and sanding methods to prevent loss of structural integrity.

  • Learn more about modern, efficient ways and sustainable corrosion proof methods for a section repair, suitable on high-strength steel, galvanized steel and aluminum.

  • 3M™ Panel Bonding Adhesive has excellent adhesion to a wide variety of plastic and metal substrates for the primary purpose of attaching nonstructural outer body panels.

  • Thinner sheet thickness requires precise repair procedures. Common dent repair methods can lead to defects and pinholes in the substrate as well as too overstretching. This requires a repair with recommended epoxy based fillers.

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Featured car body repair products

  • The 3M Fast Cure Epoxy Metal Filler replaces the traditional tin soldering process in terms of modern low temperature welding deformations and deep dent repairs on high strength steel, galvanised steel and aluminum substrates.


    • Cost reduction - time saving efficient process
    • Reduced risk of longterm corrosion and delamination thanks to special formulation
    • Required amount of material directly applied onto repair area

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    Explore our welding seams treatment process

  • Wherever a full welding process is not possible or not desired to fit a non-structural replacement part to a car, you can use the 3M Panel Bonding Adhesive to easily bond car panels together.


    • Lifetime Warranty against corrosion, when used according to the Directions for Use
    • Room temperature curing or accelerate with heat
    • Can be weld-bonded or rivet-bonded prior to curing

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    Explore our panel bonding process

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