Perfect paint jobs don't just happen: they require quite a bit of preparation. 3M offers an extensive variety of tools to help ensure your vehicles are optimally prepped, from sanding and putty application, to masking.
Enjoy the versatility of 3M™ Flexible Abrasive Hookit™ Hand Sheets for everything from primer sanding to paint finishing. Designed to be used wet or dry, they can easily access tight contours and hard-to-reach areas thanks to their flexible build. And their Hookit™ Sheet Backing makes them compatible with any Hookit™ Brand accessory!
One of the key indicators of a high-quality paint job is the absence of hard paint lines in jambs. And eliminating hard paint lines can often require re-shooting, sanding, buffing or other time consuming rework -- all of which drain shop productivity and increase cycle times.
Masking jamb areas and producing an invisible repair is a constant challenge. Whether using folded tape, foam or conventional masking tape and paper, special care is taken to achieve the desired results in the jambs. This extra effort takes valuable repair time.
At the dawn of the 20th century auto painters were struggling to create clean lines between two-tone paint jobs. 3M engineer Richard Drew responded with the world's first masking tape: a tan crepe paper backed with a pressure sensitive adhesive. For almost a century the technology in our masking tapes has continued to evolve based on your needs. Today we're proud to help you explore new and better ideas.