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Reduce costs and downtime with surface protection solutions

Protect vital aircraft surfaces from erosion, corrosion, foreign object debris, chemical exposure and more with 3M solutions.

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Surface Protection Films, Tapes and Thermoformed Boots for Aerospace

Aircraft substrates are expensive, have a long repair cycle time, and have high replacement costs. Therefore, the structural integrity of an aircraft needs to be protected. Surface protection and enhancement products help protect aircraft against the elements they encounter. 3M Aerospace can provide products that prevent erosion and corrosion as well as new technologies that assist in providing surface protection on the ground as well as in the air.


Innovative Surface Protection Solutions for Today and Tomorrow

  • Innovative surface protection solutions for today and tomorrow

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    Draw inspiration from this hour long presentation about applications and new technology to solve for the biggest surface protection challenges facing the market.


Surface Protection Applications


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    Aircraft Rotor Blades

    From surface pre-treatment to specific polyurethane films and tapes, discover cost effective products to help you with all of your helicopter rotor blade surface protection needs.

    Browse our Aircraft Rotor Blade Solutions >


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    3M™ Fluoropolymer Films

    Fluoropolymer films provide a high performance, low surface energy coating solution for paint replacement and specialized surface protection. Used in a variety of general aviation, commercial and military aircraft applications, these films are more chemically resistant than urethane protective films and provide long term color stability. Our solutions are excellent for conforming to irregular surfaces and meet industry flame resistance requirements for aircraft interiors.

    3M™ Paint Replacement Tape 5004

    3M™ Surface Protection Film 3952


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Specialty Protection Polyurethane Tapes

3M™ Polyurethane Protective Tapes also provide general industrial, non-flyaway, and specialty application temporary protection.

Discover where polyurethane tapes can provide aircraft protection


Learn more about MRO solutions

  • 3M offers a wide range of products to help protect facilities and aircraft during service. Discover solutions for surface protection (temporary and flyaway), chemical protection, chafing protection and more.

  • Uncover information on corrosion removal, corrosion prevention and repair solutions.


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3M is constantly working to meet the evolving challenges of aerospace industry professionals worldwide. If you need help finding an existing solution or would like to talk about specific ideas you’re working on, get in touch with us, or find a distributor.

  • *Please ensure products meet all applicable specifications, standards, and maintenance manual requirements for the platform being worked on and validate all aircraft approvals against current technical documentation.