Even when you choose the finest abrasive products in collision repair, your success comes down to the how well you use them. This selection of 3M tools and accessories is a great example of using them well. You’ll find power tools that pack the performance of our heavy metalworking tools into units sized and powered for body repair. 3M disc backup pads, holders, hand pads, sanding blocks, file shoes and more boost effective sanding wet or dry, and help you fully integrate the speed and efficiency of our Hookit™, Stikit™ and Roloc™ attachment. Each solution has been developed to deliver success, right where it belongs – in your hands.
These tools for effective cutting, grinding and sanding are sized specifically for body repair. Each is consistently lightweight, and all capture a range of 3M designs – a slightly slanted head that’s easier on the wrists, precision-balanced motors for reduced vibration, a rotatable housing for versatility in tight spaces – to make your work faster, more efficient and more comfortable.
3M knows the reason why you sand by hand. These sanding blocks, file shoes, interface pads and more have been developed specifically for applying abrasives consistently and intuitively, even in hard-to-reach spaces. Many are available with hook-and-loop backing for 3M™ Hookit™ abrasives, or to accept adhesive-backed Stikit™ abrasives that press on quickly and remove without residue.
Encompassing some of our most well-known brands in collision repair – Perfect-It™, Scotch-Brite™ and Roloc™ among them – these backup pads, interface pads, disc holders and disc pad assemblies have been developed to maximize your speed, convenience, cut and control. These accessories for power sanding are available for jobs from grinding and paint stripping to buffing and polishing.
This complete system does much more than just improve your sanding – it improves your entire shop. It is built around a HEPA-certified mobile dust extractor which attaches directly to a selection of premium power sanding tools. It collects sanding dust as it’s generated, virtually eliminating it from the floors and the air of your shop. A series of connectible containers, shelves, trays and accessories helps you stay organized as well as mobile. The Total Automotive Sanding System is designed for use with 3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasives.
3M builds all the reliability of our heavy metalworking tools into a nimble sander sized specifically for the collision repair shop. This 18” file belt sander features a .65 horsepower motor, excellent for body repair work. The narrow-profile tool weighs just 2 lb. and features a rotatable housing for excellent maneuverability in small spaces such as between door panels. The sander is ideal for use with 3M™ Cubitron™ II file belts on jobs including hem flange removal and surface prep, and in many cases it can even replace a spot weld drill.
If you have additional questions about 3M power tools, sanding blocks and pads, the Total Automotive Sanding System or anything related to collision repair, we’re happy to help. To contact us, or to view more information about 3M™ Collision Repair products and solutions, click to the right. We look forward to working with you!