Unfinished bus in the manufacturing and assembly process.
Commercial and Specialty Vehicle Manufacturing Solutions

Advantage in the making.

Materials and tools for every step of manufacturing and assembly.

  • Commercial and specialty vehicles are some of the most unique and complex vehicles on the road today and often designed for specific jobs and long haul applications – which means they have to be able to withstand high usage but still maintain that factory aesthetic. Our products are designed to help optimize the manufacturing process for trucks, semis, 18-wheelers, trailers, RV’s, motorhomes, buses, industrial and emergency vehicles.

    3M Commercial & Specialty Vehicle Manufacturing Solutions: Organized, efficient, optimized for you – no matter what you’re building.

  • Semi-truck being prepared for painting and further assembly.
    Trucks, Trailers and Box Trucks
  • Motorhome being prepped for painting.
    Recreational Vehicles and Motorhomes
  • Motorcoach on the assembly line floor.
    Buses and Motorcoaches
  • Emergency vehicle in the early stages of assembly.
    Industrial and Emergency Vehicles

Featured Applications

3M provides support for every step of the process. Click on the steps below to learn more.

  • Whether you are cutting, stamping, grinding or deburring, we have the materials and tools you need to get the job done quickly as safely. Learn more about our abrasive materials and tools for metal fabrication.

  • From heavy duty frame and panel assembly to interior signage, floor systems and trims, we offer high-performance lightweight assembly solutions for every bonding and attaching need.

  • One of the most important steps in the manufacturing process, we offer a variety of solutions to ensure that virtually any surface is prepped right prior to paint and other coatings being applied.

  • Whether your paint process includes high temp bake cycles, multiple coat color schemes, detail work or large-area overspray prevention - our full line of masking tapes and films have you covered. Reliable performance to get the job done right the first time.

  • Bring more consistency and quality into your paint operations. Our solutions help reduce variability, reduce coating consumption and boost productivity by giving technicians a more effective way to spray.

  • Protecting your project during production means less do-overs. Our surface protection solutions help protect against dirt, dust and spills, helping you keep your work area cleaner and you project moving forward.

  • From small area spot repairs to large area repairs, our full line of surface repair solutions help eliminate blemishes and imperfections for a quick and efficient finish.

Featured: System solutions to make the Paint Process as simple as possible.

  • A woman applying final detailing to a motorcoach.

    Sanding + Masking + Paint Application. An optimized system to make painting easy.

    Painting is often the biggest bottleneck in the entire manufacturing process – coatings are expensive and each time you need to do touch-up, it means more labor and cost. 3M offers optimized solutions to help boost productivity through each stage of the paint process. Clean sanding & dust free solutions for the perfect surface prep. Masking tapes and films for any substrate and paint scheme – from single coats to custom jobs. And Paint Spray Equipment, including our new 3M™ Performance Industrial Spray Gun built for Commercial and Specialty vehicles offering better coating transfer in both gravity and pressure fed applications.

  • 3M Xtract™ Cubitron™ II Net Disc 710W

    3M has eliminated the tradeoff between dust extraction and disc performance. By combining legendary 3M Precision-Shaped Grain technology with a net backing, 3M Xtract™ Cubitron™ II Net Disc 710W achieves an industry-leading cut-rate while allowing for virtually dust-free sanding.

  • Scotch® High Temperature Fine Line Tape 4737

    Scotch® High Temperature Fine Line Tape 4737 features a natural rubber, pressure sensitive adhesive that holds reliably to surface contours. Its smooth, vinyl backing provides conformability for working with complex shapes and curved surfaces. Due to its specially developed backing, this tape resists lifting around corners or in depressed areas.

  • 3M™ Performance Spray Gun

    Lightweight and easy to use, the 3M™ Performance Spray Gun was built for the modern painter. Capable of spraying a wide range of coatings from either a pressure-fed source or attached gravity cup, its impact-resistant composite body makes it one of the lightest spray guns available, yet it is durable enough for demanding industrial and automotive conditions.

Woman with a drill assembling an engine for a specialty truck which can be seen in the background.

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