As you build and rebuild the highest quality land vehicles in the most productive way possible- we’re ready to help you uphold a commitment to excellence every step of the way.
Embracing the latest tools for military vehicle maintenance
Your land vehicle maintenance work may get done faster with better results when the latest tools are employed for each part of the job. Explore the many ways 3M science can help make the job easier while boosting productivity.
The right surface preparation, masking and spraying tools make all the difference when painting land vehicles. Like the amazing 3M™ Performance Spray Gun - engineered for the industrial painter to reduce variability and boost productivity. Or our tapes and paint masking films-like 3M™ Glass Cloth Tape 361, built for high-temperature resistance, high adhesion, and clean removal. 3M™ High Performance Green Masking Tape 401+ industrial masking tape delivers sharp, clean paint lines and removes cleanly. 3M™ Performance Plus Duct Tape 8979N resists wear, abrasion, moisture, and UV exposure for up to 12 months and removes cleanly for up to 6 months. And count on Scotch® Fine Line Tape 218 - ideal for painting straight lines sweeping curves.
Fundamental to your vehicle maintenance program is metalworking. Fortunately, 3M invented abrasives over 100 years ago to help you cut, grind, finish and polish metal more efficiently – and we continue to innovate. You’ll want to test drive our best Clean and Strip products yet: Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip XT Pro and XT Pro Extra Cut Discs. These new stripping discs deliver even higher conformability, strength, and speed.
Find out how you can get the job done better and faster with 3M on your side.
Surface conditioning (3M Scotch-Brite™ )
Safety is #1 when you’re doing every job—even the most rugged—and that’s why 3M supports your efforts to build an effective culture of health and safety. Discover solutions like the 3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) System which helps deliver filtered air around the face and head. And our hearing protection products and connected communication systems can play an important role in your hearing conservation program.
A cleaner paint booth can lessen rework
If your paint booth is full of dust and overspray, that can cause costly delays and rework. And repeated washing introduces moisture that can lead to corrosion.
Labor-intensive paint booth cleaning is one of those grueling jobs that must be done. Or is it? 3M has a family of dust-fighting, equipment-protecting, productivity-improving solutions to help keep your paint booth working for you -- like 3M™ Dirt Trap Protection Material that traps airborne contaminants to control dust and overspray. And 3M™ Dirt Trap Clear Film Protection Material with an adhesive backing that keeps material secure on vertical surfaces.
3M innovations help keep your paint booth cleaner so you can be more productive.
Are you ready for industrial coating solution that can help reduce variability in your process and boost productivity by giving technicians a smarter way to spray? That’s what you’ll get with the smartest, lightest paint spray gun in the world – the 3M™ Performance Spray Gun. Start by protecting your space from overspray with protective sheeting, then put on an appropriate 3M air purifying respirator. Next work with our body fillers, if needed, and then prep with any of our full line of masking tapes, vinyl tapes and masking films. You’ll quickly take your paint jobs to the next level.
Some jobs require grit in hand. Why not use smart solutions that help you get the job done faster with less intense effort?
Metal invites trouble like corrosion and when it happens, the sooner it’s removed the faster a repair can be made. Untreated corrosion continues to spread, so it’s best to jump on it with the best abrasive products you can find. Here are just a few of our shining stars.
Once damaged body areas have been removed, shaping, fitting, welding, blending and finishing begin. These arduous tasks go much quicker when you are using abrasive tools that are scientifically engineered and proven to make getting the job done easier and faster. Here are some time-tested winners.
It’s best to know what today’s latest scientific and engineering possibilities are when designing the armed forces land vehicle of the future. Your expertise combined with ours may result in vehicle designs that are smarter, stronger, more durable and easier to maintain.
3M’s trusted team of experts can help you overcome stubborn design challenges. Need to reduce weight without sacrificing durability? Looking to combat excessive heat buildup without limiting performance? Get it right from the start with our thermal management, lightweighting, bonding & assembly, surface protection, and noise, vibration and harshness solutions. You can design-in optimal solutions from the start. We’re here to help.
For just about any need you can imagine, 3M has a unique, smart solution and information that can help you streamline operations, increase productivity, elevate safety, and make your work processes better. Here are just a few helpful links.