3M Automotive Aftermarket

St. Paul, MN 55144


About 3M Automotive Aftermarket


Bldg 223-6N-01 01
St. Paul, MN 55144

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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

Perfect It Ro Polishes Mixed Family

Perfect-It Random Orbital Polishing System

March 9, 2023
The 3M Perfect-It Random Orbital Polishing System — a professional-grade set of tools, pads, and polishes – typically used in detailing shops, re-engineered for the collision ...
3M Cubitron II Net abrasives give you excellent dust capture whether you're using a self-generating-vacuum sander, a central vacuum system or a portable dust extractor.

Manage dust, or get the job done?

Oct. 14, 2021
Cut through the compromise with new net sanding discs that combine more than 95 percent dust removal
3 M Performance Spray Gun Front Angle Tight

Performance Spray Gun

Feb. 18, 2021
The 3M Performance Spray Gun is designed to deliver ideal performance while saving time. Users will experience fast cleanup, fast changeovers, and fast cycle times. The spray ...

Articles & News

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For dust extraction, the time is now

May 7, 2024
An old-school problem can have dire effects on high-tech components.
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Body Shop & Structural Repair

Does body work have to be dirty work?

Oct. 3, 2023
A clean shop environment may help drive improved performance and customer satisfaction.
Painter in paint booth
Paint & Refinish

Eliminate the bottleneck

Sept. 28, 2023
Used properly, the paint booth can be a highly efficient resource designed to drive production and profit.
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Keeping your shop as clean and customer-facing as possible ensures your shop maintains a high reputation and promotes great reviews from your customers. A clean shop with excellent equipment also helps you draw in and acquire new technicians.

Prepping in a new era

April 4, 2023
Advancements in paint technology, ADAS systems, and OEM repair procedures require a revamp in the way most shops use their prep areas.
Sometimes it’s necessary to produce a piece of new seam sealer on the workbench or tool cart. Limited access to the repair area or awkward application angles may prevent getting the applicator gun in the correct spot.
Body Shop & Structural Repair

Use these five helpful techniques for best seam sealer performance and appearance

March 10, 2022
To achieve proper sealing performance and a factory-like appearance, it’s critical that technicians select the proper products and know how to use them.
This photo shows an example of foaming as its dispensed from the tip.
Body Shop & Structural Repair

Flexible or rigid, when it comes to repairing foams, it’s all about the flow

Oct. 31, 2021
The type of foam used to repair a vehicle also determines which application method should be used for a successful repair.