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The 3M™ Perfect-It™ Paint Finishing System

The perfect system for the perfect paint finish

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Abrasives. Liquids. Pads. Perfect.

  • Achieving a showroom-grade paint finish requires more than just skill – it requires the right products at just the right times. That means the latest abrasive technology: 3M™ Trizact™ fine-grade abrasive discs, as well as the 3M™ Perfect-It™ family of compounds and polishes. It means buffing pads tailored specifically for use at each step and sized for a full range of jobs. It means precision and efficiency combined with consistency, from initial paint defect removal to final ultrafine swirl elimination – even on today’s hard-to-finish clears and coatings. This is the path to the perfect finish: the 3M™ Perfect-It™ Paint Finishing System.


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  • Abrasives

    3M™ Trizact™ abrasives dramatically reduce compounding and polishing time. By using precisely-shaped three-dimensional structures oriented evenly across the disc surface, Trizact™ abrasives constantly expose fresh, sharp abrasive mineral as they wear. The long-lasting discs cut so consistently they leave a nearly pre-polished finish, ready for compounding and polishing.

  • Liquids

    Featuring 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX AC Rubbing Compound – developed for effective compounding even on hard-to-buff clears and other coatings – our EX family includes 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX Machine Polish and 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX Ultrafine Machine Polish. The EX platform delivers fast cut, longer wet times and reduced sling. This means added efficiency: you use less product, and you spend less time cleaning up.

  • Pads

    Compounding, scratch refinement, denibbing, slow-speed and ultrafine polishing…there’s a 3M™ Perfect-It™ compounding and polishing pad for every stage of paint finishing. Each pad is color-coded to match the appropriate Perfect-It™ liquid. Double-sided pads feature our Quick Connect system that makes it easy to quickly lock and center the pads to a large range of standard rotary polishers.


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  • 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX AC Rubbing Compound product family

    3M™ Perfect-It™ EX AC Rubbing Compound

    3M presents our most advanced compound for quickly removing P1200 or finer sand scratches and small surface defects. Formulated for all coatings, this fast-cutting, high-performance rubbing compound saves time during compounding and can make the polishing and ultrafine polishing steps easier — especially hard clears and other difficult-to-buff coatings used in modern automotive paint systems. 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX AC Rubbing Compound adds extra power and value to the 3M™ Perfect-It™ Paint Finishing System.


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3M™ Perfect-It™ Paint Finishing System Standard Operating Procedures

View the steps for achieving a showroom-grade paint finish using 3M™ Trizact™ Abrasive Discs and 3M™ Perfect-it™ EX Compounds and Polishes.

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  • 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX Family of products

    The 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX Family

    3M puts decades of abrasive technology into each of these liquids for automotive paint finishing. Our 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX AC Rubbing Compound is our most advanced compound, suitable for all coatings including hard clears. It helps you get the best performance from 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX Machine Polish and 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX Ultrafine Machine Polish, removing swirls and microswirls even from dark finishes. Our 3M™ Perfect-It™ compounding and polishing pads include features like sling-reducing foam face patterns and low-linting wool construction. And our Hookit™ or Quick Connect attachment make changing the pads fast and easy.



  • Important Note
    There are of course many factors and variables that can affect an individual repair, so the technician and repair facility need to evaluate each specific application and repair process, including relevant vehicle, part and OEM guidelines, and determine what is appropriate for that repair.

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    To support our products as required, 3M Regulatory maintains a full, easily-searchable library of 3M Safety Data Sheets (SDS) on this website. NOTE: If the format of the 3M SDS you are accessing does not meet the requirements set forth by your country's legislation, please contact your local 3M subsidiary or call 1-888-364-3577 or 1-651-737-6501 for more information.

    To support our products as required, 3M Regulatory maintains a full, easily-searchable library of 3M Safety Data Sheets (SDS) on this website. NOTE: If the format of the 3M SDS you are accessing does not meet the requirements set forth by your country's legislation, please contact your local 3M subsidiary or call 1-888-364-3577 or 1-651-737-6501 for more information.


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