3M's unique paint rectification processes and products can help you achieve the desired result for your customers.
Whether you have to remove surface defects or just want to achieve the perfect finish - our easy to follow guide on colour coded compounding processes can help you achieve great results in just a few steps.
For sensitive or not-fully cured clear coats:
Just two 3M™ Trizact™ sanding steps are required for an excellent result: 3000 and 8000 grades. Followed up with 3M™ Famous Finish or 1-Step Finish.
For more cured, cross-linked clear coats:
Use the 3M Perfect-it™ Colour Coded Polishing System to obtain a high gloss, defect free surface. Our products compliment each other and the colour coding assures that you use the right compound with it's fitting foam for best results.
To achieve the perfect finish for your customers, the key is to use the correct application process for your clear coats - stick to your paint manufacturers recommendations!
State-of-the-art modern clear coats are very sensitive to drying conditions and can determine the difficulty of your finishing process and the overall quality of your result.
The bake time paint manufacturer recommend usually refers to time in the oven at "object temperature".
The key is to identify how much additional time is needed to heat the object to temperature and add this to the baking time.
Pictures taken with a IR camera:
After 5 mins: Engine and bonnet heating up
After 15 mins: Temperature spreading but the lower part of the door still hasn't reached 50°C
The longer the open time of the hardener (type: long) the longer the cure time will be to achieve a fully cured coating.
The thicker the overall coating, the longer the cure time will be to achieve a fully cured coating. State of the art High Solid Clearcoats achieve higher thickness layers per application.
The longer the hardener. The thicker the coating layer. The shorter the time or lower the temperature... the less cured the clear coat will be for polishing.
Depending on variables in the process used locally - choose the most efficient polishing process.
Restore and protect that showroom finish with a range of 3M car care products.
Whether you are working on restoring the inside or the outside appearance of a car, products from the 3M Car Care Range will offer you easy to use products, suitable also for restoring already weathered clear coats to brilliant shine.
From a quick clean with the Car Wash Soap through to the ultimate treatment of Performance Finish.