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3M seam sealers and coatings are scientifically developed to be simultaneously tough and flexible for long-lasting performance. They range from brushable to sprayable, so you can more easily match OEM appearance in collision repair. You’ll find a sealer for virtually any application – urethane and epoxy sealers and convenient strip and ribbon sealers are just a few. Our selection of coatings includes undercoats, anti-chip coatings and corrosion protection. 3M also offers related products such as applicator guns and metered static mixing cartridges.
We provide SOPs for a complete range of seam sealer and coating applications, all in one place. From general direct-to-metal (DTM) and non-direct-to-metal procedures to achieving specific textures, these photo and video SOPs can help you make your sealing and coating job better, easier and more efficient.
Our technical team can help you improve the finished results of your sealing and coating jobs from adhesion to appearance. We can help you with the science of achieving the most effective seal as well as the art of matching OEM textures for invisible repairs.
Here are the standard operating procedures for direct-to-metal (DTM) seam sealer applications. These clear, easy-to-follow SOPs include surface preparation, application and tooling of the seam sealer to recreate OEM appearance. They also include important information on applying tight coats to help ensure the joints are properly sealed before tooling. Recommended 3M products are included. These SOPs are available in English and Spanish.
View SOPs for recreating and installing Liquid Applied Sound Deadening (LASD) patches and Noise/Vibration/Harshness (NVH) material on parts which have been disassembled from the vehicle body.
Review SOPs for proper surface preparation and sealer application for non-direct-to-metal collision repair jobs. This process applies for urethane or two-part epoxy seam sealers.
A quick guide to weld bonding, including panel prep, surface prep for spot welding, and the application of bonding adhesive where required. Also includes information on NVH and foam replacement.
Effective removal of previous coatings is vital to the successful application of new ones. Standard methods for removing seam sealer coating in these SOPs include the use of a strip disc and a file belt.
These 3M resources are meant to help you save time, save money and get the most out of your collision repair operations. If have additional questions about 3M sealers, 3M coatings or anything related to 3M collision repair products and solutions, we’re happy to help. You can send us a message at the right. Or, if your needs are more immediate (or if you just want to talk shop), we’re ready to chat. We look forward to working with you!