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Take a look at the new featured product page for specific information about new innovations and solutions to BodyShop and SMART Repair issues.
July 27, 2018
Dr Antonio Pagliuca’s latest webinar highlighted the latest adhesive bonding technologies that are available for automotive repairs.
August 29, 2018
3M has launched its longest lasting and fastest cutting liquid abrasive for bodyshops yet – the Perfect-It Fast Cut Plus Extreme compound.
February 12, 2018
Join our webinar to assess the vital elements in implementing an effective respiratory protective programme, providing expert guidance and practical hints and tips.
August 13, 2018
Stunning finishes are just the start when using 3M™'s comprehensive commercial and specialty vehicle solutions.
September 11, 2019
The 3M PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System dramatically improves the painting process with a revolutionary new spray cup design that delivers advanced performance, efficiency and cleanliness. Read more about the 3M™ PPS™ Series 2.0 Spray Cup System.
January 12, 2018
The Automotive Aftermarket Division was named as Consumables and Hand Tools Supplier of the Year at the ABP 2017 Night of Knights awards.
July 02, 2018
A human-powered submarine built by students at the University of Warwick received a professional makeover from 3M experts ahead of a global competition.
April 03, 2019
3M has extended its popular range of Cubitron II abrasives to include finer grades than ever before!
November 27, 2017
3M Automotive Aftermarket Division and Festool Automotive Systems are combining their extensive product portfolios. A centralised, high-quality, neds oriented offer of sophisticated tool technology, 3M™ abrasives and paint finishing products, with an answer to every requirement and every demand.
October 27, 2017
The British supersonic car designed to travel at speeds of up to 1,000mph - faster than a bullet – made its first public test runs in Cornwall on 26 October. The Bloodhound team enlisted the technical expertise of the 3M Atherstone team to help the world’s fastest car aesthetic and marketing appeal with a quality paint finish for its record breaking run.
September 08, 2017
3M are pleased to announce the launch of the new 3M™ Flexible Foam Abrasive Disc.
January 29, 2018
3M Abrasives cut quicker and last longer, helping you to be more productive than ever. Make more of your time with our 3M™ Premium Abrasives Range.
August 21, 2017
A human-powered submarine built by students at the University of Warwick and sponsored by 3M scooped three awards in a global contest.
March 31, 2017
The next generation of auto body repair professionals learned tricks of the trade from 3M experts at an apprentice open day hosted by Alton Cars.
July 06, 2017
Top young performers in automotive refinishing competed at the 3M Automotive Refinish Centre (ARC) for a chance to represent the UK in a prestigious global contest
Use the 3M Premium Abrasives range and you’ll save valuable time without compromising on the excellent levels of workmanship.
April 13, 2017
Women’s Automotive was formed as a sub-group of membership organisation Auto Body Professional to bring like-minded women from across the industry together and promote the development of women in this traditionally male-dominated industry.
March 20, 2017
This webinar will look at hazards in the bodyshop environment with a specific focus on some of the key causes and effects of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).
June 20, 2017
Your paint booth is one of the largest investments in your shop. When airborne contaminants settle on your freshly painted surfaces, it creates an extra step to prepare the finish to meet your customer's expectations.
January 31, 2020
Discover how connecting 3M™ PPS™ Series 2.0 Products and our new 1-step-finishing process will help to optimise your bodyshop.
March 17, 2016
We recently caught up with Richard Hutchins, who is currently in his 19th year of lecturing at Cardiff and Vale College, and holds the title of Lead Judge for Refinishing at UK Skills. Here, he discusses how, supported by 3M, the competition is inspiring success in the next generation of body repair and finishing apprentices.
March 08, 2016
From the 14th-16th of March, 3M will be exhibiting at ABP Expo 2016 and sponsoring the first ABP club Meeting and Dinner.
June 22, 2016
3M, the science-based technology company, has expanded its presence at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the largest event of its kind, taking place 23-26 June 2016, showcasing its latest products and technologies for the motoring community
November 23, 2015
The Bloodhound team enlisted the technical expertise of 3M Atherstone to help the world’s fastest car achieve a good aesthetic & marketing appeal with a quality paint finish, for its record breaking run.
February 22, 2016
3M will be giving away a PPS™ free cup and collar with every box of large, standard, midi and mini size PPS™ Lids and Liners.
November 09, 2015
Every bodyshop is different and will be at risk from different hazards according to the type of work that is carried out. To comply with the law, the level of risk assessment carried out and the controls put in place will have to be adequate for protecting the workforce. For guidance on how to carry out a risk assessment refer to this management guide.
November 16, 2015
Health and Safety legislation places a general duty on employers so far as is reasonably practicable, to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of their employees and others who maybe affected by their work activities. There are various regulations in place to enforce H&S legislation. Click here to read more.
They say prevention is better than the cure and it’s no different when looking to reduce the risks in your bodyshop. Although Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is one way to protect your workforce, often controlling the hazard at the source may reduce the need for PPE altogether. Here are 4 points to consider when you’re evaluating the risks of hazard within the bodyshop.
Protect your paint booth walls and lights from paint and primer overspray with 3M’s Booth Coating. The water-based liquid can be easily applied with a spray gun and removed with water when you’ve finished painting.
Our sprayable sealer makes reproducing the original appearance of body joint seals simple when repairing vehicles, with the capability to create smooth, brushed or textured seals which match the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s appearance.
Designed to seal interior and exterior automotive body joints, the 3M MS polymer based sealer provides a permanent, hard and flexible seal. Using the cartridge with a 3M pneumatic gun allows for precision sealing, which is perfect for overlapping floor panels or restoring the original finish of door hemming flange.