Choosing 3Ms Filler products allows you to work with premium products, developed for well balanced properties to restore the original surface of the car.
3M Premium Filler products are generally smooth to spread and easy to sand, they are fast curing and thus help you to maximise process efficiency.
Inspect the damaged area and degrease in accordance with paint company recommendations.
Remove paint from damaged area using a dual action sander with relevant abrasive ranging from P80 – P120 (or 150+ Cubitron™ II).
Take the right filler of your choice
Let the filler cure - ideally air dry for ca. 15 mins at 21° - 24°C.
Apply 3M™ Dry Guide Coat to highlight the structure and any imperfections of the filler.
Dry Guide Coat also helps to reduce clogging and extends the live of the abrasive.
Hand sand or machine sand the filler to shape - using P80 - P180 ( or up to 220+ with Cubitron™ II)
Assess the filled area and apply additional fillers or glaze as required.
The Application of 3M Premium Glaze usually provides you with an ideal, very smooth surface, using Glaze also often helps to reduce primer consumption.
Apply 3M Dry Guide Coat again to show the surface structure and allow a controlled fast sanding.
Use 3M Abrasives 150+ Cubitron™ II by machine or with the right Handblock and dust extraction for a fast shaping of the filler area.
Re-apply 3M Dry Guide Coat to highlight any deeper scratches and surface imperfections to be removed with finer abrasives.
In order to prepare the surface for the primer application, reduce any scratches of 150+ by using grade 220+. To achieve optimal flattened results, use abrasive with a hand block.
The very last step before primer application then needs to be done with DA machine and Cubitron II 220+.
To improve the adhesion of the primer, it is recommended to key the surrounding edge area with P400/P500.