Benefits for the Body Shop

The Total Automotive Sanding System is engineered to support the ongoing need for cleaner, safer, more efficient and profitable shops.

  • Benefits for the Body Shop

    Profitability + Efficiency


    • Reduces the amount of dust in the air from sanding, leading to less rework, driving improved cycle time and process efficiency.
    • Reduces cleanup time.
    • Enhances workplace efficiency by reducing time spent searching for tools and materials.
    • Workcenter enables the use of abrasives to end of life, leading to reduced material spend.
    • Increased technician mobility.


  • The Total Automotive Sanding System incorporates the benefits of 3M™ high-performing abrasives, such as:

    • Cubitron™ II abrasives that cut 30 percent faster and last up to twice as long as other premium abrasives.
    • Trizact™ abrasives that leave a finer, more uniform finish.
    • Perfect-it™ Paint Finishing System, designed to provide a fast, swirl-free finish every time.

  • Benefits for the Body Shop

    Health + Safety

    • Designed with the technician’s safety in mind.
    • Integrated dust extraction system reduces dust.
    • IAS anti-static hose.
    • Ergonomic, non-slip tool design.
    • Pad brake means less tool free spin.
    • Improves shop cleanliness.

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    Total Automotive Sanding System

    3M and Festool Automotive Systems have formed a global strategic collaboration to best serve the automotive collision repair industry. 3M’s best-in-class abrasives innovation, including 3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasives, are now available in conjunction with premium Festool Automotive Systems surface prep tools, including pneumatic and electric sanders, polishers and backup pads, vacuums and surface-prep workstations, dust extraction capabilities and service.


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