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3M Marine Solutions for Boatbuilding, Repair and Maintenance

Watercraft People are Welcome Here.

  • Whether they’re your livelihood, your hobby or simply your pride and joy, 3M has been helping keep watercraft of all types at their best for more than 50 years. 3M adhesives and sealants, such as our well-known 3M™ Marine Adhesive Sealant 5200, are trusted industry standards. Our solutions for marine surface preparation include fiberglass mats and resins, abrasives, masking tapes, and our 3M™ Perfect-it™ Gelcoat Finishing System. Our advanced glass bubble technology enables lighter-weight marine parts and higher-performing lightweight marine fillers. Boatbuilders, boat owners and marine repair professionals – and their watercraft – are welcome here. Check out all of the ways 3M can help you.


  • 3M Marine Solutions

    Every product, system and technology 3M offers for marine applications is designed for the unique challenges of watercraft manufacture and maintenance: critical sealing, mildew, mold and UV resistance, effective and efficient cleaning and many more. Anywhere you need it, we have a solution – from below the waterline and through-hull to above the waterline, topside and brightwork.

  • 3M Marine SOPs

    Written and video standard operating procedures provide best practices for marine gelcoat and paint application and finishing, plastic and fiberglass repair, through-hull and porthole sealing, deck hardware bonding, marine masking and many others. They include complete 3M solutions for marine plastic restoration and gelcoat finishing from initial sanding and compounding through final wax.


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Featured Products

  • 3M™ Perfect-It™ Gelcoat Finishing System

    Our most advanced system for gelcoat refinishing includes abrasives, buffing pads, compounds and polishes for professional-grade gelcoat finishing. This system features our well-known Trizact™ and Perfect-It™ brands.

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    3M™ Marine Adhesive Sealant 5200

    Trusted by professionals for over 50 years, 3M™ Marine Adhesive Sealant 5200 is a permanent, tough, flexible polyurethane polymer adhesive sealant for wood, gelcoat, fiberglass and more, for above and below the waterline applications.

  • 3M™ Self Stick Liquid Protection Fabric

    Ideal where valuable marine surfaces are exposed to busy boat repair traffic in manufacturing and maintenance facilities. 3M™ Self-Stick Liquid Protection Fabric applies and removes easily without residue. It resists dirt, grease, solvents, abrasion, light impacts and UV exposure.


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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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