Wednesday, 13 November 2019 07:53

3M Showcases New and Existing Products During SEMA Show

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Back row L to R: Shawn Collins and Dan Wittek. Front row L to R: Ian Shaw and Rob Blue. Back row L to R: Shawn Collins and Dan Wittek. Front row L to R: Ian Shaw and Rob Blue. Stacey Phillips


In addition, it can be left on for up to seven days without adhesive transfer, slivering, ghosting or tape tracking.


Perfect-It™ 1-Step Paint Finishing System

Introduced at the same time as Precision Poly Tape, the Perfect-It™ 1-Step Paint Finishing System was designed to eliminate the need for a rubbing compound. Traditionally, Wittek said repairers used a heavy buffer and applied two to three applications of rubbing compound and then additional polishing. 3M’s new system allows for a more efficient process utilizing specialized abrasive discs. When used with the 3M™ Hookit Purple Finishing Film 260L Discs and 3M™ Trizact™ 3000 and 8000 Grade Hookit Foam Abrasive Discs, Wittek said the system produces a deeper shine and flawless finish. “The Trizact™ abrasives are very forgiving and can allow somebody who is more novice to have the opportunity to produce really reliable, consistent results,” said Wittek.


Cavity Wax Plus


Cavity Wax Plus provides corrosion protection for internal body panels, frame rails and structural enclosures. The system consists of a convenient aerosol spray can to eliminate the need for bulk spray equipment as well as three application wands in different lengths for harder-to-reach access. Wittek said OEMs recommend applying internal anti-corrosion material, including cavity wax, during a repair. “With the way our industry is changing, and the importance of following OEM repair procedures and making certain a repair is done correctly, it’s important that it lasts,” he said.


CubitronTM II Abrasives

3M recently added 400+ grade discs and sheet rolls to its family of Cubitron™ II Abrasives. Wittek said the new 400+ grit offers a very fine, high-quality finish for paint preparation jobs like featheredging body filler, smoothing primer and sanding OEM e-coat. “It can cut through material 30 percent faster and lasts twice as long as traditional abrasives,” said Wittek. In addition, it takes less time to sand, which improves overall productivity.