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Adhesives, Coatings and Sealers for Collision Repair

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The Hidden Heroes of Collision Repair

  • 3M adhesives, car coatings and sealers help ensure that your OEM-quality collision repairs will stay that way long after the vehicles leave your shop. These products have been scientifically developed to protect your work, improve your productivity and reinforce your reputation. They perform in areas that make all the difference: plastic and glass repair, panel and structural bonding, seam sealing, corrosion protection and more. 3M also supplies the equipment and resources you need to use them quickly and cost-effectively.

Collision Repair Adhesives, Coatings and Sealers Categories

  • 3M adhesives, adhesive applicators and recommended repair procedures can really streamline a collision repair shop. A full range of products can add speed and efficiency to jobs from glass and plastic repair to panel and structural bonding.

  • Help keep repairs road-ready and showroom-worthy long after they are complete. A full selection of collision repair coatings includes undercoatings, chip guard and rocker panel coatings, hardeners and internal corrosion protection.

  • Available in urethane, epoxies, modified silane polymer (MSP) and more for reliable seam sealing where you need it, 3M seam sealers are designed for years of high performance without shrinking, cracking or becoming brittle.

Product Spotlight

  • 3M™ Panel Bonding Adhesive and 3M™ Impact Resistant Structural Adhesive (IRSA) provide strength and galvanic corrosion resistance to a full range of repairs to help you meet critical OEM requirements. In fact, 3M is referenced more often than any other adhesive supplier in OEM collision repair procedures for panel bonding and impact resistant structural adhesives. These adhesives can be rivet bonded or weld bonded during working times when cured at room temperature, or heat-cured for accelerated cycle times.

  • OEMs require corrosion protection after repairs, including cavity wax. The best way to ensure that your metal repairs are fully protected: apply three coats of 3M™ Cavity Wax Plus after paint and before detailing. Right from the can or using 360° applicator wands, Cavity Wax Plus is easy to apply even inside closed cavities or hard-to-reach areas.

Adhesives, Coatings and Sealers Videos

  • Bumper Repair Related Application
    Bumper Tab Repair
    A profit-boosting repair job comes to life: this video captures the highlights of plastic and bumper tab repair.
  • Front Side Bumper Repair Related Application
    Front Side Bumper Repair
    This quick how-to video can help simplify and streamline the process for repairing torn or cracked bumpers.

  • Important Note
    There are of course many factors and variables that can affect an individual repair, so the technician and repair facility need to evaluate each specific application and repair process, including relevant vehicle, part and OEM guidelines, and determine what is appropriate for that repair.

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