3M Automotive Aftermarket

St. Paul, MN 55144

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About 3M Automotive Aftermarket

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Bldg 223-6N-01 01
St. Paul, MN 55144
USA
http://www.3m.com/automotive
651-733-0642

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For decades, 3M has crafted abrasives, adhesives and coatings to solve the latest auto body repair demands. Every product is backed by an expert technical team to guide you and your body shop every step of the way. To view all 3M's collision repair products and solutions, click here

Products & Press Releases

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Product Guide

RepairStack Performance Solutions

Oct. 2, 2023
Take your body shop into the future. Discover 3M™️ RepairStack™️ Performance Solutions – an integrated and automated hardware and software system designed to help optimize your ...
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Body Shop & Repair

3M introduces the fastest-cutting and longest-lasting net abrasives in the world

Oct. 28, 2021
3M Cubitron II net abrasives are 3M’s biggest advancement in dust-extraction sanding in decades
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Safety Equipment & Personal Gear

N95 Particulate Respirator, No. 07048

July 8, 2021
The 3M N95 Particulate Respirator, No. 07048, is designed for use in grinding, sanding, and buffing applications in the automotive aftermarket.
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Air Tools

File Belt Sander

April 18, 2018
The 3M File Belt Sander is designed for cutting and finishing work in body repair. The powerful .65 horsepower motor is ideal for collision repair applications, and the 2-lb weight...
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Body Shop and Repair

Hookit Sanding Block

April 18, 2018
The 3M Hookit Sanding Block is designed to deliver more consistent sanding results and make sanding in challenging locations easier. These blocks help make sanding by hand more...
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Body Shop and Repair

PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System

Oct. 2, 2017
The 3M Automotive Aftermarket PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System improves on 3M's previous spray cup system by eliminating the collar, adding a quarter-turn lid locking system and...
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Body Shop and Repair

Sun Gun II Light Kit

Sept. 18, 2017
The 3M Sun Gun II Light Kit replicates natural sunlight to better match automotive and industrial paint colors. The light is designed to evaluate damage for better estimates of...
Service Repair

New resource expands online personal protective equipment support for occupational and safety managers

July 17, 2017
The 3M Center for Hearing Conservation was designed to help companies as they work to ensure that legal requirements are met and that workers remain engaged and motivated.
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Welding Equipment

Speedglas Welding Helmet, No. 9002NC

May 15, 2017
The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet, No. 9002NC, offers improved optics from the Speedglas 9000 that provide a lighter and brighter view, built-in exhaust vents to reduce lens fogging...
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Safety Glasses and Eye Protection

SecureFit Protective Eyewear 600 Series

March 1, 2017
The 3M SecureFit Protective Eyewear 600 Series features a scotchgard anti-fog coating that helps provide long-lasting clarity and retain its effectiveness, according to the company...

Articles & News

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On the shop floor

Inside 3M's new Skills Development Center

July 27, 2023
The company hopes the facility will become a hub for professional repairer and educator training.
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The random motion of the Random Orbital Polisher eliminates dreaded swirl marks, even on dark finishes.
Paint & Refinish

New polishing system helps take the pressure out of paint finishing 

June 14, 2023
3M's System used to be exclusive to detailing shops but was recently re-engineered for the collision repair space.
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Collision Repair

3M and IBIS partner to promote collision repair safety, skills and standards

Dec. 13, 2022
3M will continue to serve as an IBIS Global Partner for the next three years.
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3M introduced its RepairStack Performance Solutions to media at the SEMA Show.
Collision Repair

3M says its digitally integrated cabinet realigns the auto body shop business

Dec. 12, 2022
3M RepairStack Performance Solutions helps owners save on inventory and manage insurance matters
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Collision Repair

3M launches RepairStack Performance Solutions at SEMA Show

Nov. 8, 2022
Connected body shop layers material management, invoicing, and analytics for greater shop efficiency and performance
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One of LeanTec’s products, the secure mobile cart, holds approximately 60 products organized into multi-sized bins,with a secure Bluetooth latch, door sensors, an alarm and the ability to limit employee access.
Company/Association News

3M acquires LeanTec technology, advances inventory management and digital solutions for auto body shops

April 25, 2022
Part of the 'connected bodyshop,' the system provides shop owners and managers more access to data for enhanced productivity
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Paint & Refinish

Integrating revolutionary technology into the spray booth

April 6, 2022
3M’s Performance Spray Gun is turning heads with its remarkable efficiency
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Tool Distributor

In Focus: 3M Performance Spray Gun

The 3M Performance Spray Gun is designed to deliver ideal performance while saving time.
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Body Shop & Repair

Top 10 Tools: Chris Young, Dalton Collision Inc

May 11, 2018
This Tennessee-based collision repair technician shares his top tools.
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Dan Jenkins Sales Company has been in operation since 1984. Owners Dan Jenkins Sr. (left) and Dan Jenkins Jr. (right) run separate routes to service nearly 1,500 miles.
Tool Distributor

Established independents

April 4, 2017
In operation for more than three decades, this independent dad-and-son duo covers 1,500 miles in vans to service south-central Kentucky customers.

Videos & Resources

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Video Network

VIDEO: 3M Performance Spray Gun Demonstration

April 20, 2021
In this video, 3M demonstrates how to assemble and use their Performance Spray Gun.
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Whitepapers

The core four solutions to corrosion protection

Nov. 7, 2017
This whitepaper from 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division explains the core four solutions to achieve the proper corrosion protection.

All content from 3M Automotive Aftermarket

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Tool Accessories

Scotch-Brite Roloc Surface Conditioning Disc, No. 07515

Feb. 6, 2017
3M's Scotch-Brite Roloc Surface Conditioning Disc, No. 07515, cleans, finishes, blends and deburrs. The non-woven fiber construction helps preserve irregular or contoured surfaces...
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Body Shop and Repair

File Belt Sander, No. 28366

Sept. 7, 2016
The 3M File Belt Sander, No. 28366, is a 0.6hp narrow-profile file belt tool for spotweld removal, deburring, cleaning, blending and finishing in tight or hard-to-reach areas....
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Body Shop and Repair

Automotive Refinish Masking Tape

Aug. 9, 2016
The 3M Automotive Refinish Masking Tape is a yellow crepe paper tape designed for paint masking processes used in the collision repair industry. Proprietary rubber-based adhesive...
Body Shop & Repair

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division introduces 3M Total Automotive Sanding System

July 11, 2016
3M Automotive Aftermarket Division announced a collaboration with TTS Tooltechnic Systems AG & Co. KG, maker of Festool brand products, to provide customers in the global automotive...
Body Shop & Repair

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division launches series of commercial truck standard operating collision repair procedures

Feb. 12, 2016
These written procedures can help assist the commercial fleet collision shops in delivering consistency within the repair process through development of standardized repair procedures...
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Lighting

PPS Color Match Film and Sun Gun II

June 12, 2015
The 3M PPS Color Match Film utilizes a proprietary film technology to bring flexibility, conformity and accuracy to achieving the perfect color match, according to the company...
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Tools

Scotch-Brite Roloc Brake Hub Cleaning Disc and Holder

Feb. 20, 2015
The 3M Scotch-Brite Roloc Brake Hub Cleaning disc and holder combine an aggressive 3-D disc construction with a unique, center hole Roloc attachment system for improved productivity...
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Body Shop and Repair

Accuspray Spray Gun, No. HG14

June 23, 2014
The 3M Accuspray Spray Gun, No. HG14, is designed coating applications that require the use of a 1.4mm atomizing head. The HVLP system can provide high-transfer efficiency with...
Body Shop & Repair

3M to demo body repair solutions at SEMA

Oct. 15, 2013
Celebrity racers to demonstrate in front of Convention Center.
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Industry News

3M announces certification for CNG tank

Feb. 12, 2013
Tank is lighter and more cost effective for fleet vehicles.
Body Shop & Repair

3M partners with car designer Chip Foose on U.S., global basis

July 7, 2012
Foose will represent 3M Automotive Aftermarket product solutions, as well as 3M Automotive Collision Repair products and systems, in the U.S. and throughout the world.
Industry News

3M and Chesapeake Energy Corporation partner to create new CNG tank technology

April 6, 2012
Partnership signals growing strength of natural gas transportation fuel market.
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Body Shop and Repair

Perfect-It Denibbing System

June 30, 2010
3M's Perfect-It Denibbing System features micro-sanding technology with innovative patented tools, abrasives and polishes needed for delivering a perfect paint job. Kit includes...
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Body Shop and Repair

Purple Clean Sanding Disc

Dec. 3, 2008
The Purple Clean Sanding Disc for orbital sanding from 3M has been added to the companies complete finishing system designed to optimize sanding performance and maximize productivity...
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Body Shop and Repair

Portable Spraying System with HVLP Turbine System and PPS Paint Preparation System

Oct. 15, 2008
By combining 3M's HVLP Turbine system and PPS Paint Preparation System Type H/O Pressure Mini-Cup, 3M created a complete and portable spraying system that provides fine automotive...
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Body Shop and Repair

Scotch Performance Masking Tape 233+

Sept. 12, 2008
Scotch Performance Masking Tape 233+ from 3M is the ideal masking solution for body shops when working with either solvent-based or waterborne paints. The signature green masking...
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Body Shop and Repair

125 Micron and 200 Micron Welded-in Filters

Sept. 12, 2008
3M's added the 125 Micron and 200 Micron Welded-in Filters to its PPS brand Paint Preparation System line of disposable spray cups. The filters improve paint flow, eliminating...
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General Service

3M Headlight Lens Restoration System

Sept. 4, 2008
3M Automotive Aftermarket Division introduces the Headlight Lens Restoration System from 3M, a comprehensive kit to help restore clarity to headlights that have become dull or...
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Body Shop and Repair

Headlight Lens Restoration System

Aug. 12, 2008
If your car is more than three or four years old and has plastic headlight lens, chances are you are among the 15 million car owners battling cloudy, dull headlights that decrease...
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Chemicals

Bare-Metal Seam Sealer

Aug. 12, 2008
3M Bare-Metal Seam Sealer provides excellent protection against corrosion for any and all exposed bare metal. The new beige-colored, non-sagging, fast cure-through formula can...
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Body Shop and Repair

Headlight Lens Restoration System

May 1, 2008
3M offers the Headlight Lens Restoration System, No. PN02516, a comprehensive kit to help restore clarity to headlights that have become dull or cloudy over time. One headlight...
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Body Shop and Repair

6 oz. PPS Paint Preparation System Mini Cup

March 24, 2008
3M’s 6 oz. PPS Paint Preparation System Mini Cup is designed to help painters save time, money and materials on small paint projects by using less paint and solvent during the...
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Product Guide

3M Wheel Weight System

Feb. 26, 2008
The 3M Wheel Weight System was designed to have less impact on the environment than the industry-standard lead wheel weights. The 3M system incorporates a unique, flexible and...
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Body Shop and Repair

3M™ PPS™ SUN GUN™ Light

Feb. 26, 2008
According to the company, the 3M PPS SUN GUN Light takes the guesswork out of color matching. This portable light source can provide a consistent light pattern with an ideal balance...
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Chemicals

High-Strength Adhesives

Aug. 8, 2007
3M has introduced a new line of adhesives in self-pressurized, portable cylinders. Of the nine new products, five are high-strength adhesives with high temperature resistance....
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Body Shop and Repair

3M brand Paint Preparation System (PPS)

June 25, 2007
3M has designed a simple system called the Paint Preparation System (PPS) for easier, more reliable and more effective mixing and preparing of paint, primer, basecoats and clearcoats...
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Body Shop and Repair

Paintable Film for Automotive Masking

June 25, 2007
3M Automotive Aftermarket Division announces availability of a new paintable protective sheeting for automotive paint shops. Durable, tear-resistant Overspray Protective Sheeting...