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Surface Preparation: Get Ready for the Next Step

  • To achieve an attractive finished product, surface preparation is one of the most important steps in the metalworking process. 3M™ Cubitron™ II and Scotch-Brite™ Abrasives are ideal for paint, coating and rust removal, as well as scale removal and scratch refinement, to get your metalworking project ready for the next step – be it painting or adding an aesthetic finish.


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Surface Preparation

Durable, flexible non-woven abrasives to remove paint, coatings, rust and weld discoloration, leaving a smooth, consistent, paintable finish.

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3M™ Flap Disc 769F | Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip XT Pro Discs

These new surface preparation solutions are ready to take your shop to the next level. 3M™ Flap Disc 769F is a versatile abrasive disc with an unbeatable combination of performance and value, ready to take on the most aggressive surface preparation applications. And the brand new Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip XT Pro and XT Pro Extra Cut Discs quickly remove rust, paint and other coatings without loading – and they come in your choice of silicon carbide or aluminum oxide.


See How Easy Surface Preparation Can Be

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    Rust Removal with Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip XT Pro

    Watch how quickly the new Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip XT Pro Disc strips rust from metal. The silicon carbide mineral and conformable nonwoven web remove coatings fast without damaging the metal underneath – even on thinner gauge steel.

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    Rust and Paint Removal with Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip XT Pro Extra Cut

    Need to quickly remove thick paint or heavy rust from your metal parts? See how easily our new Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip XT Pro Extra Cut Disc with aluminum oxide mineral handles the job – including smoothing out rust pits.

  • 2 Step Paint Prep with 3M Cubitron II LGB Disc Video

    2-Step Paint Prep – 3M™ Cubitron™ II Fibre Disc and Scotch-Brite™ LGB Disc

    Prep a metal workpiece for paint in two easy steps. First you’ll level the weld with Cubitron™ II Fibre Discs, and then refine and blend the workpiece with Scotch-Brite™ Light Grinding and Blending Discs to leave a smooth, paintable finish.

  • Weld Spatter Removal with a Scotch-Brite™ Brush

    Due to its flexibility and surface life, the Scotch-Brite™ Radial Bristle Brush is the ideal solution for robotic weld spatter removal in automotive applications. Watch how this disc is used in a robotic cell to efficiently remove weld spatter and discoloration.


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Surface preparation can be a difficult process. You have to keep finishing standards in mind while choosing the right abrasive product for the job. That’s where 3M abrasives specialists come in. We have experts available to guide you through the entire process, from selecting the ideal abrasive to helping ensure success in scratch refinement, paint, coating and rust removal, scale removal and more.

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