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Surface preparation

Remove paint, coatings, rust and weld discolouration with our durable, flexible non-woven abrasives, leaving a smooth, consistent, paintable finish.

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Get your metalworking project ready for the finishing touches with 3M's metal surface preparation and surface conditioning products.

Products for surface preparation


Featured surface preparation product

  • Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip XT Pro and Extra Cut

    Rated for high speeds, the Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip XT Pro and XT Pro Extra Cut spin easily onto your angle grinder with a quick-change threaded hub – no accessories needed.

  • 3M™ Cubitron™ II Film Discs 775L

    Advance your best work with a revolutionary abrasive technology featuring triangular-shaped ceramic minerals.

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