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3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Introduces Total Automotive Sanding System, Powered by Festool Automotive Systems

Innovative New Surface Preparation and Paint Finishing Solutions for Body Repair, Paint Prep and Paint Finishing Improve Efficiency, Reduce Dust, Enhance Safety and Build Profitability

ST. PAUL, Minn., (November 1, 2016) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division announced a strategic collaboration with TTS Tooltechnic Systems AG & Co. KG, maker of Festool brand products in February 2016 to provide customers in the global automotive collision repair industry a new and comprehensive surface preparation and finishing system. Today, they are introducing the first new solutions through the partnership.

The collaboration brings together 3M’s best-in-class abrasives, global sales and distribution capabilities with Festool-branded premium power tools, dust extraction technologies and exceptional customer service. It will deliver a comprehensive portfolio of offerings to customers in the automotive aftermarket.

NASCAR Teams Race to Victory Lane with 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division

A Wide Array of 3M Products Continue a Winning Tradition

ST. PAUL, Minn. (November 1, 2016) – This year, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division is starting a new five-year extension to their nearly two-decade NASCAR Sprint Cup Series contingency sponsorship that provides more than 175 innovative automotive products and solutions used in race cars and race shops throughout NASCAR.

For many years, teams that compete in NASCAR have relied on the same 3M products that are used in today’s vehicles and collision repair shops every single day. More than 175 3M Automotive Aftermarket and Safety products are used in racing today. This is where “Science Applied to Life.™” intersects with science applied to winning.

Driven Racing Oil™ Car Care Kit Keeps Vehicles Looking Their Best

Huntersville, NC – Driven Racing Oil™ now offers Speed Clean, Speed Shield and Race Wax in a convenient kit along with an orange microfiber towel.

3M ANNOUNCES CELEBRITY LINEUP FOR 2016 SEMA SHOW: Car Building Legends Chip Foose, Ringbrothers, KC Mathieu, Rich Evans, Charley Hutton, Mark Oja, Ian Rousell and Ryan Friedlinghaus To Headline 3M Automotive Aftermarket Outdoor Showcase

3M ANNOUNCES CELEBRITY LINEUP FOR 2016 SEMA SHOW

Car Building Legends Chip Foose, Ringbrothers, KC Mathieu, Rich Evans, Charley Hutton, Mark Oja, Ian Rousell and Ryan Friedlinghaus To Headline 3M Automotive Aftermarket Outdoor Showcase

November 1 - 4, 2016
3M Booth #61027 – Outside Front Lot
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

New Product Solutions Demonstration Schedule

• Check out the power and performance of the 3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasive products
• See the latest in mobile dust-extraction technology with live demos of the Total Automotive Sanding System
• Watch advanced surface preparation demos with new 3M™ Platinum™ Select Filler

See the Pros in Action at 3M Celebrity Appearances

Tuesday, November 1
• 10 a.m. – Noon Chip Foose – Legendary car designer and star of Velocity’s “Overhaulin’”
• 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. KC Mathieu – Car painter and owner of KC’s Paint Shop

Driven Racing Oil Synthetic DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) Fluid 
Is Designed For High Performance Applications

Huntersville, NC – A new transmission fluid from Driven Racing Oil™ is designed specifically for the needs of dual-clutch-equipped vehicles.

Driven’s Synthetic Dual Clutch Transmission Fluid provides the utmost track protection in wet- and dry-style dual-clutch transmissions. Like all Driven transmission fluids, it is formulated with advanced synthetic base oils and tested to perform in extreme pressure and heat, while providing shift consistency. It is recommended for use in Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Porsche PDK, Ferrari, Nissan GTR and other vehicles utilizing a dual-clutch transmission. The fluid is compatible with other lubricants designed for dual-clutch transmissions; users should follow the owner’s manual for service intervals.

Part No. 04606 Price: $16.99

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Color Match 101: Removing Variables for the Best Paint Job - Shawn Ryan, 3M AAD Senior Technical Service Engineer, and David Huebl, 3M AAD Senior Technical Engineer

ST. PAUL, Minn. (November 1, 2016) – It may seem a bit odd for 3M to have a voice in an area that tends to receive ample input from all of the major paint companies. However, if we take a step back, it’s easy to see that 3M touches the repair at every step prior to and after the painting process. This unique perspective has allowed 3M to objectively observe the day-to-day challenges that are facing today’s paint departments.

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Joined Collision Repair Education Foundation in Providing Grants to 58 Deserving Veterans and Family Members through the 3M Hire Our Heroes Program in 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn., (November 1, 2016) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division, along with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, are proud to support the 58 recipients in the 2016 3M Hire Our Heroes awards. The recipients included 54 students that are currently studying collision repair, and who have served or are currently serving in the military.

Each winning veteran student had the opportunity to select $1,500 worth of tools as part of the award. For those students graduating this year, they have the opportunity to select an additional $1,500 in tools upon graduation and upon getting hired into the collision industry. There were additional $1,000 scholarships for select veterans.

2016 3M Hire Our Heroes Veteran Grant Recipients

Ray Alston – U.S. Army Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, NC
Alexandros Aslanis – U.S. Marines Parkland College, Champaign, IL

Driven Racing Oil Conventional 80W-90 GL-4 Gear Oil Protects “Yellow” Metals

Huntersville, NC – This petroleum formula is designed to work with “yellow” metals used in manual transmissions and transaxles.
New Conventional 80W-90 GL-4 Gear Oil from Driven Racing Oil™ is an 80W-90 blend using high viscosity index mineral base stocks and special additives. It is designed to provide excellent performance in applications that call for 80W-90 GL-4 gear oil. Driven 80W-90 is designed to be used with “yellow” metals like brass, bronze and copper. These metals are often used in synchronizers, bushings and other components typically found in manual transmissions and transaxles.

Part No. 04530 Price $9.99

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3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Announces Military Veteran Collision Shop Professionals Who Will Spend a Race Day with Automotive Designer Chip Foose

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Announces Military Veteran Collision Shop Professionals Who Will Spend a Race Day with Automotive Designer Chip Foose

Collision Shop Owners Nominated Military Veteran Employees
for Chance to Win a Trip to the NASCAR Race in Texas

ST. PAUL, Minn., (October xx, 2016) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division knows how much our nation’s veterans have given to our country. That’s why the company has had a long-standing commitment to giving back to the men and women who have served. Now, 3M AAD is providing the opportunity for body shop owners to recognize their veteran employees with a special trip to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ race in Texas in November.

At the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ race in Texas on November 6, 10 body shop owners and 10 of their veteran employees will join automotive celebrity Chip Foose to celebrate their service and enjoy an incredible day of racing.

Driven Racing Oil™ AT6 Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid

Huntersville, NC – Driven Racing Oil™ introduces a full-synthetic automatic transmission fluid featuring mPAO technology for use where Dexron VI® and Mercon LV® fluids are recommended.

New AT6 fluid from Driven Racing Oil™ is a full synthetic ATF that features mPAO, the most innovative synthetic base oil available. This fluid is designed for use in Toyota Type T-III and T-IV, Honda ATF-Z1, NissanMatic D, J, & K, Diamond SP-II, SP-III, Mazda ATF M-V, most BMW, Audi, automatic VW transmissions and all manual transmissions that specify Dexron VI® and Mercon LV® ATF.

Part No: 04806 Price: $11.99

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