No More Compounding….Really!


No More Compounding….Really!

New 3M™ Perfect-It™ 1 Paint Finishing System Eliminates Need for Compounding
And Delivers One-Step, High-Gloss Finish

LAS VEGAS (November 5, 2013) – Almost any paint professional would agree, compounding is the most difficult step in the traditional paint finishing process. The time, the heavy polisher, the mess of the rubbing compound – it all adds up to a significant speed bump in the process of delivering a high-quality paint finishing job.

To remove that speed bump, 3M Automotive Aftermarket has re-invented the paint finishing process to eliminate the compounding step – thanks to an advanced paint finishing system that features 3M™ Trizact™ abrasives and 3M™ Perfect-It™ 1 Finishing Material. The new 3M Perfect-It Paint Finishing System replaces messy compounds and heavy polishers with a 3M Trizact abrasive disc and DA sander. This new process delivers one-step, high-gloss finishing on today’s automotive paints.

For paint professionals, the new 3M Perfect-It1Paint Finishing System offers one-step finishing; deeper, glossier finishes; less time with a heavy polisher; reduced rework and comebacks; cleaner jobs and reduced time for detailing.

The 3M Perfect-It 1 paint finishing method includes the following steps:
1. Defect removal with the 3M™ Hookit™ Purple Finishing Film P1500 disc
2. Scratch refinement with the 3M Trizact P3000 Foam Disc
3. DA polishing with 3M Trizact 5000 Foam Disc
4. Finishing with 3M Perfect-It 1 Finishing Material and Finishing Pad
5. If needed for black or dark finishes, swirl elimination with the 3M™ Perfect-It™ Ultrafine Machine Polish and Pad

“We want to make the paint finishing process easier and more efficient for paint professionals with the highest-quality products and technology,” said Mike Conway, Marketing Manager - Vehicle Appearance Markets, for 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division.

The 3M Perfect-It 1 Paint Finishing System is available in a convenient kit or as individual products. For more information, call 1-877-MMM-CARS, contact your local 3M Distributor or 3M Sales Representative, or visit the website at www.3MCollision/com/perfect-it1.

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