3M Automotive Aftermarket Speeds Disassembly with 3M™ Green Corps™ File Belt


3M Automotive Aftermarket Speeds Disassembly with 3M™ Green Corps™ File Belt

- New Process Brings Lower Cost, More Comfort for Collision Repair Body Technicians -

LAS VEGAS (November 5, 2013) – Removing spot welds from today’s high-strength steel automotive panels has just gotten easier and less expensive for body technicians, thanks to the 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division’s new 3M™ Green Corps™ File Belt and the 3M™ File Belt Tool.

The traditional method of using specialized drill bits to separate panels during disassembly is time-consuming, expensive and challenging for the technician. Spot weld removal is only getting tougher as automakers use more high-strength steel in their new cars. The 3M Green Corps File Belt is an ideal alternative to drilling, with a long-lasting abrasive surface designed for spot weld removal as well as grinding in other tight areas.

A single 3M Green Corps File Belt grinds off many more spot welds than drill bits, and it works well on all types of steel. It is a solution that performs faster and at a cost savings in time and materials for the customer and the shop owner.

Also available is the Scotch-Brite™ Duraflex File Belt that can be used for the removal of window urethane and seam sealer as well as weld preparation and cleanup applications.

“Our technical experts have been studying the changes in vehicle disassembly and the challenges presented by high-strength steel. We are introducing the 3M Green Corps File Belt to provide a new solution that will help body shop technician’s disassemble vehicles with all types of materials more quickly and efficiently,” said Randy Ralston, Marketing Manager for the Abrasives Segment of Automotive Aftermarket Division.

The 3M Green Corps File Belt and File Belt Tools are available throughout the United States. Contact 1-877-MMM-CARS or your local 3M Distributor or 3M Sale Representative for more information or visit our website at www.3MCollision.com.

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