Collision Repair Applications

Collision Repair Applications

From metal and plastic repair to sanding, paint finishing and truck clean-up, 3M has the products and repair processes for you. Feel confident your repair is done professionally and efficiently using our Standard Operating Procedures. These procedures will help you consistently produce quality, time-proven solutions for any of your collision repair needs.

Collision Repair Applications

  • As the automotive industry incorporates more aluminum for lightweighting and fuel-efficient vehicles, 3M offers a wide selection of products, technical advice and standard operating procedures (SOPs) specific to aluminum repair.

  • This vital area of collision repair requires specialized expertise and solutions for working with flexible components. Discover 3M products and process guides for the repair of automotive plastics and composite parts.

  • Corrosion is the biggest enemy in any repair. 3M dedicates a broad selection of products and information toward eliminating corrosion (important today), and preventing corrosion (crucial to your ongoing collision repair operation).

  • When the repairs get larger and the materials involved range from steel to aluminum to sheet moulded compounds (SMC) and fiber reinforced plastics (FRP), 3M provides products, process guides and technical know-how to match.

  • Metal work today means much more than just the art and process of straightening dented metal. 3M delivers abrasives, body fillers, primers and adhesives for today’s metal shop as well as a wealth of information on working with metal panels.

  • Here are the best practices for truly setting yourself apart during the vital finishing touches to your collision repair work. Resources cover paint finishing for areas from full panels to tiny nibs, as well as headlight restoration and final cleaning.

  • For long-term protection and professional appearance – or both at once – 3M provides products, standard operating procedures and technical tips for the proper use and application of seam sealers and coatings.

  • Every 3M SOP includes helpful products for staying safe during any collision repair job. These are just a small part of a full selection of personal protective equipment (PPE) including respiratory, protective eyewear and hearing protection products.

Collision Repair Applications - New & Featured Products

  • 3M Precision-Shaped Grain vs. Conventional Grain

    3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasive Technology

    3M™ is the only one offering abrasive with patented 3M™ Precision Shaped Grain.

    Conventional ceramic abrasive grain is irregular in shape, and it “plows” through the metal, causing heat build up, slower cutting and shorter life. The revolutionary 3M precision shaped grain in Cubitron II abrasive wheels, discs and belts continuously fractures to form sharp points and edges — slicing cleaner and faster, staying cooler and lasting many times longer.

    Available in Hookit™ Abrasive Discs, Cut-off Wheels, Roloc™ Discs, Fibre Discs and File Belts.

  • PPS™ Paint Preparation System Applications

    3M™ PPS™ Paint Preparation System

    Innovation. Efficiency. Profitability. These are the values you’ve come to expect from 3M. 3M delivers with the PPS™ Paint Preparation System. Make your job easier and save money with this innovative system that increases efficiency by eliminating the need for traditional mixing cups and paint strainers.

    Now, paint is mixed and sprayed out of the same PPS™ liner with a lid and built-in filter. Specifically designed adapters allow painters to use the PPS™ system with virtually any spray gun. A key advantage of this closed system is that it enables a painter’s spray gun to function at any angle, even upside down! Safe from outside contamination, the PPS™ system offers a cleaner, more efficient solution for all repairs from small spots to large surfaces.


    Enhance your quality, reduce solvents, minimise waste, maximise productivity and make your job easier with the revolutionary 3M™ PPS™ Paint Preparation System - now in a comprehensive range of size options allowing precise, accurate coverage.