Monday, 22 February 2016 19:33

3M Launches New Series of Commercial Truck Standard Operating Collision Repair Procedures

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3M Automotive Aftermarket Division announced on February 19 the introduction of Commercial Truck Standard Operating Collision Repair Procedures (SOPs).

These written procedures can help assist the commercial fleet collision shops in delivering consistency within the repair process through development of standardized repair procedures, according to a company press release.

“3M is extremely committed to helping fleet collision shops become more productive and profitable by providing outstanding business solution services combined with highly efficient 3M products. From abrasives, power tools and truck repair specific adhesives, we have the products and the processes designed to meet the shop’s and technician’s production demands,” said John Spoto, National Heavy Duty Truck/Commercial Fleet Manager for 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division. “The professional training 3M will provide can deliver a unique consultative approach to help maximize reparability.”

These new Standard Operating Procedures can be found in the “How To” section of www.3MCollision.com under http://3mcollision.com/how-to/heavy-truck.

3M SOPs help teach basic and advanced skills, demonstrate proper techniques and showcase innovative product solutions. The 3M Standard Operating Procedures provide step-by-step guidance through a range of projects to help ensure repairs are done professionally and efficiently.

Topics covered include:

  • Aluminum Panel Removal

  • Aluminum Panel Installation: Adhesive

  • Aluminum Dent Repair

  • Composite Panel Removal and Installation

  • Back Side Reinforcement (SMC, FRP, Composites)

  • Cosmetic Repair (SMC, FRP, Composites)

  • Seam Sealer Removal

  • Seam Sealer Installation: Over Primer and Direct to Metal

  • Corrosion Protection (Cavity Wax/Rust Fighter-I)

  • Prep New Parts

  • Prime Part (Aluminum, SMC, FRP, Composite)

  • Paint Finishing: Small and Large Areas

  • Headlight Restoration

  • Clean-up Process

Each SOP topic includes instructions with photographic examples, and a list of 3M product solutions used to properly complete a repair.

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