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Vehicle Paintshop Solutions

Let us support you in creating, processing and maintaining flawless automobile surfaces, with a wide product range in:

  • Paint replacement films
  • Paint protection films
  • Paint finishing solutions
  • Cleaning and environmental safety
  • Paint preparation and paint repair.

See the full range of available automotive products in our 3M Paintshop Solutions Guide (pdf, 261kb). Alternatively, find out where to buy.


Heavy Grinding - Green Corps™ Flexible Grinding Discs

The newly developed Green Corps Flexible Grinding Discs contains 3M™ Cubitron™ Abrasive Grain, the latest technology in ceramic minerals. These discs enable you to improve your production standards for grinding and blending on a wide selection of metals. View our Green Corps Discs on our abrasives website section to find out more. Alternatively, find out where to buy

Heavy Grinding - Green Corps™ Flexible Grinding Discs

Surface Cleaning and Preparation - 3M™ Abrasive Solutions for Cleaning

Before painting can begin, the surface must first be free of any unwanted rust, grime, and other signs of wear and tear. 3M has a number of abrasive solutions such as Scotch-Brite™ Bristle Discs for getting into those hard to reach areas, and the Scotch-Brite™ Clean & Strip range for rust removal. To view the full range, visit our Abrasive Solutions for Cleaning page on our abrasives website, or find out where to buy.

Surface Cleaning and Preparation - 3M™ Abrasive Solutions for Cleaning

Masking Systems

3M offers a wide range of masking tapes and films for any paint application. Whether you are masking-off large areas of the train with 3M Clear Masking Film, or looking for that intricate detail and paint finish with our Fine Line Masking Tape, we have the solution. For more information, see our Masking Systems Range on our automotive aftermarket website or find out where to buy.

Masking - 3M Masking Systems

Paint Application - 3M™ Paint Preparation System (PPS)

3M PPS is a unique paint system which eliminates the need for separate mixing cups and filters. Paint is mixed in a liner bag, and then attached to a spray gun. As paint is dispensed, the liner bag collapses allowing the spray gun to function at any angle. Liner bags and filters are both disposable making PPS a cleaner, faster system, offering large reductions in solvent use and cleaning time. For an in depth look at PPS, see the Paint Preparation System section of our automotive aftermarket website. Alternatively, find out where to buy.

3M™ Paint Preparation System

Paint Finishing & Rectification Systems

3M's advanced range of abrasives and polishes are ideal for creating perfect finishes on a train's paintwork. From large area sanding and repair, to rectification of minor blemishes such as dustr nibs, 3M has the answer. View our process charts to see the stages and products involved:

Find out where to buy.

Paint Finishing - 3M Finishing & Rectification Systems