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Repair and Masking Solutions for Rail Maintenance

Refinishing – 3M™ Masking Solutions

  • Close-up of two hands installing a masking solution

    Masking tape is used in all types of applications throughout the repair process. 3M offers a range of products to help increase productivity and improve profitability, by reducing repair process times and eliminating rework costs.

    3M™ Purple Premium PLUS Clear Masking Film helps prevent moisture imprinting and ghosting on painted vehicle surfaces. The film is a premium high density plastic sheeting which withstands temperatures of up to 120°C for an hour. Masking tape can easily be removed and repositioned on the film.

    3M™ Taped Masking Film is used for localised masking. Our pre-applied tape makes this film easy to use, and our micro replication technology means that you can tear in clean, straight lines without a blade. It protects against paint spray and helps prevent paint running off the plastic film.

Paint defect removal

Paint imperfections can be removed using 3M™ Hookit™ Purple Finishing Film Discs 260L grades P1200 – P2000 with an interface pad on an appropriate sized sander. Scratches caused by removing paint imperfections can be refined using a 3M™ Trizact™ Fine Finishing Disc 3000 and then perfected even further with a 3M™ Trizact™ Fine Finishing Disc 6000.

3M™ Trizact™ abrasives deliver more consistent finishes and consistent cut rates than conventional abrasives. They continuously expose fresh abrasive cutting surfaces, for more predictable, higher worker productivity and more consistent quality in your end products.

The ultimate finish

Finally, using the 3M™ colour-coded system will help achieve the ultimate finish:

  • 3M™ Perfect-It™ III Fast Cut PLUS Compound: This fast‑acting, high‑performance liquid abrasive is designed to remove sanding scratches from both refinished and OEM paintwork, for an immaculate finish.

  • Place a small amount of 3M™ Perfect-It™ III Extra Fine PLUS Compound onto a 3M™ High Gloss Polishing Pad. Move the polisher across the panel until a high shine is achieved.

  • Apply a small amount of 3M™ Perfect-It™ Ultrafina™ SE to a 3M™ Perfect-It™ Ultrafina™ Foam Polishing Pad to remove swirls and holograms, and to achieve the excellent finish.


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