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3M Releases New Paint Finishing System

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Oct. 17, 2013—3M announced Thursday that it has released a new paint finishing system, 3M Perfect-It 1 Paint Finishing System, designed to eliminate the need for compounding and deliver a one-step, high-gloss finish.

“We want to make the paint finishing process easier and more efficient for paint professionals with the highest-quality products and technology,” said Mike Conway, marketing manager for the vehicle appearance markets in the 3M automotive aftermarket division.

The system replaces compounds and polishers with a 3M Trizact abrasive disc and DA sander to reduce the work while creating glossier finishes, cleaner jobs and reduces rework and comebacks, as well as lessens the time needed to use a heavy polisher, the company said in a statement.

The 3M Perfect-It 1 paint finishing method includes the following steps:

  1. Defect removal with the 3M Hookit Purple Finishing Film P1500 disc
  2. Scratch refinement with the 3M Trizact P3000 Foam Disc
  3. DA polishing with 3M Trizact 5000 Foam Disc
  4. Finishing with 3M Perfect-It 1 Finishing Material and Finishing Pad
  5. If needed for black or dark finishes, swirl elimination with the 3M Perfect-It Ultrafine Machine Polish and Pad

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