New 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX Rubbing Compound Expands Growing Family of High-Performance Automotive Aftermarket Paint Finishing Solutions


New 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX Rubbing Compound Expands Growing Family of
High-Performance Automotive Aftermarket Paint Finishing Solutions

- Product complements other new innovative 3M paint finishing products -

LAS VEGAS (November 5, 2013) – Any paint finishing expert will tell you that a great result depends on having the right tools and the right products to efficiently and quickly remove the defect, refine the scratch, compound and polish the finished repair. They’ll also offer that when it comes to the compounding stage, product sling, too-quick drying, residue and cleanup are challenges that result in increased finishing time, particularly in high-heat, high-humidity environments.

For 3M, this challenge in paint finishing led to an exceptional innovation – the new 3M™ Perfect- It™ EX Rubbing Compound, which cuts, handles and cleans up better than any rubbing compound currently available. It reduces paint finishing time and decreases clean-up time considerably.

Designed with new innovative ingredients and 3M’s high-performance liquid mineral technology, the 3M Perfect-It EX Rubbing Compound won’t stick to panels or leave film due to extreme conditions frequently found in repair shops. The unique compound provides faster cutting, longer working time with less sling, ease of handling and easy clean-up. It is also an excellent solution for repairing fresh paint finishes.

Available in 2 oz. packet, quart and gallon sizes, 3M Perfect-It EX Rubbing Compound offers the best value in efficient, high-performance paint finishing today.

The Perfect Family of Paint Finishing Solutions

The 3M Perfect-It EX Rubbing Compound is the perfect family addition to 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division’s comprehensive solution for high-performance paint finishing. Recently introduced innovations make it easier and more efficient for paint finishing professionals to deliver excellent results in today’s productivity focused shop environment. The new family members include:

3M™ Hookit™ Purple Finishing Film – The improved performance 3M Hookit Purple Finishing Film cuts fast, lasts even longer, resists loading and leaves a consistent finish. Faster and easier to use than scuffing pads, there's none of the dry time like with wet sanding. It is ideal for removing runs, dust nibs and excess orange peel from topcoat finishes before repainting, buffing or compounding.

3M™ Trizact™ 5000 -- The 3M Trizact 5000 Sanding Discs and Hand Sheets are an innovation that will change the process for paint repair, delivering better results and helping shops improve both cycle time and customer satisfaction. Available in 3-, 5- and 6-inch sizes, the 5000-grit damp sanding disc leaves a sanding pattern so refined that the paint is reflective. When used with 3M™ Trizact P3000 sanding discs, it may possible to skip the step of compounding altogether.

3M™ Perfect-It™ Quick Connect Pads -- 3M Perfect-It Quick Connect System saves the time and hassle of changing pads so that you continually have a fresh dry pad to use. The 3M Quick Connect System is fast, easy to use, and perfectly centers your buffing pad every time.

The new members of the family of 3M paint finishing product solutions are available throughout the United States. Contact 1-877-MMM-CARS or your local 3M Distributor or 3M Sales Representative for more information or visit our website at

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