3M Automotive Aftermarket Division

St. Paul, MN 55144


About 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division


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

3M RepairStack

RepairStack Performance Solutions

Oct. 2, 2023
Take your body shop into the future. Discover 3M™️ RepairStack™️ Performance Solutions – an integrated and automated hardware and software system designed to help optimize your ...
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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 ...
3 M Cubitron Ii Net Discs

3M introduces the fastest-cutting and longest-lasting net abrasives in the world

Oct. 28, 2021
3M Cubitron II net abrasives are 3M’s biggest advancement in dust-extraction sanding in decades
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
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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 ...
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Hookit Sanding Block

April 18, 2018
The 3M Hookit Sanding Block is designed to deliver more consistent sanding results and make sanding in challenging locations easier. These blocks help make sanding by hand more...
Pps Series 2 0 Spray Cup System

PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System

Oct. 2, 2017
The 3M Automotive Aftermarket PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System improves on 3M's previous spray cup system by eliminating the collar, adding a quarter-turn lid locking system and...

Sun Gun II Light Kit

Sept. 18, 2017
The 3M Sun Gun II Light Kit replicates natural sunlight to better match automotive and industrial paint colors. The light is designed to evaluate damage for better estimates of...
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Speedglas Welding Helmet, No. 9002NC

May 15, 2017
The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet, No. 9002NC, offers improved optics from the Speedglas 9000 that provide a lighter and brighter view, built-in exhaust vents to reduce lens fogging...

Articles & News

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division
3M Performance Spray Gun
Paint & Refinish

Prepping for Complex Refinishing Processes

July 5, 2024
Complex finishes require ultra-fine sand scratch profiles to avoid uneven metallic distribution.
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Body Shop & Structural Repair

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.
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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.
The random motion of the Random Orbital Polisher eliminates dreaded swirl marks, even on dark finishes.

New polishing system helps take the pressure out of paint finishing 

June 14, 2023
3M's System used to be exclusive to detailing shops but was recently re-engineered for the collision repair space.
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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.
Paint & Refinish

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.

3M and IBIS partner to promote collision repair safety, skills and standards

Dec. 13, 2022
3M will continue to serve as an IBIS Global Partner for the next three years.
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3M introduced its RepairStack Performance Solutions to media at the SEMA Show.

3M says its digitally integrated cabinet realigns the auto body shop business

Dec. 12, 2022
3M RepairStack Performance Solutions helps owners save on inventory and manage insurance matters
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3M RepairStack

3M launches RepairStack Performance Solutions at SEMA Show

Nov. 8, 2022
Connected body shop layers material management, invoicing, and analytics for greater shop efficiency and performance
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One of LeanTec’s products, the secure mobile cart, holds approximately 60 products organized into multi-sized bins,with a secure Bluetooth latch, door sensors, an alarm and the ability to limit employee access.

3M acquires LeanTec technology, advances inventory management and digital solutions for auto body shops

April 25, 2022
Part of the 'connected bodyshop,' the system provides shop owners and managers more access to data for enhanced productivity

Videos & Resources


VIDEO: 3M Performance Spray Gun Demonstration

April 20, 2021
In this video, 3M demonstrates how to assemble and use their Performance Spray Gun.
3 M Core Four Solutions Whitepaper

The core four solutions to corrosion protection

Nov. 7, 2017
This whitepaper from 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division explains the core four solutions to achieve the proper corrosion protection.

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Integrating revolutionary technology into the spray booth

April 6, 2022
3M’s Performance Spray Gun is turning heads with its remarkable efficiency
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.
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Scotch-Brite Roloc Surface Conditioning Disc, No. 07515

Feb. 6, 2017
3M's Scotch-Brite Roloc Surface Conditioning Disc, No. 07515, cleans, finishes, blends and deburrs. The non-woven fiber construction helps preserve irregular or contoured surfaces...
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File Belt Sander, No. 28366

Sept. 7, 2016
The 3M File Belt Sander, No. 28366, is a 0.6hp narrow-profile file belt tool for spotweld removal, deburring, cleaning, blending and finishing in tight or hard-to-reach areas....
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Automotive Refinish Masking Tape

Aug. 9, 2016
The 3M Automotive Refinish Masking Tape is a yellow crepe paper tape designed for paint masking processes used in the collision repair industry. Proprietary rubber-based adhesive...

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division introduces 3M Total Automotive Sanding System

July 11, 2016
3M Automotive Aftermarket Division announced a collaboration with TTS Tooltechnic Systems AG & Co. KG, maker of Festool brand products, to provide customers in the global automotive...

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division launches series of commercial truck standard operating collision repair procedures

Feb. 12, 2016
These written procedures can help assist the commercial fleet collision shops in delivering consistency within the repair process through development of standardized repair procedures...
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PPS Color Match Film and Sun Gun II

June 12, 2015
The 3M PPS Color Match Film utilizes a proprietary film technology to bring flexibility, conformity and accuracy to achieving the perfect color match, according to the company...