Cutting Edge Technology Comes to the Body Shop


Cutting Edge Technology Comes to the Body Shop

New Advancement in Automotive Abrasive Technology Gives Body Technicians an Edge
In Paint Removal, Body Filler Rough Shaping and Feather Edging

LAS VEGAS (November 5, 2013) – Sandpaper is sandpaper, right? Not anymore. A new cutting-edge innovation in abrasive technology will now provide a faster cut rate and longer functional life for body shop technicians.

The 3M™ Cubitron™ II Clean Sanding Hookit™ Disc is a revolutionary advancement in automotive abrasive technology. It features 3M Precision-Shaped Grain Technology that provides faster cutting for paint removal, the early sanding stage in small or large area body repairs, body filler rough shaping and feather edging and ultimately lasts long and delivers a finer, more uniform finish.

The 3M Cubitron II Clean Sanding Hookit Disc has a cut rate that is as much as 30 percent faster and lasts twice as long as conventional ceramic premium abrasives. This is possible because the discs incorporate triangular-shaped ceramic grain technology that continuously fractures to form sharp points and edges that slice through paint and filler. The technology allows the disc to run cooler, which reduces degradation.

The Cubitron II discs are available in 80+ and 120+ grit for 3”, 5” and 6” sanders, and are designed to work with a vacuum system or used independently. The “+” after the grade indicates a shaped grain that delivers enhanced cut speed, life and finish versus a conventional grain.

“At 3M Automotive Aftermarket, we continuously look at how we can apply new technology to make repairs easier and more efficient for body shop professionals,” said Randy Ralston, Marketing Manager for the Abrasives Segment of 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division. “With the development of the 3M Precision-Shaped Grain Technology, we are able to provide an advanced level of performance for body technicians that help them deliver a better, more efficient final repair.”

For more information, contact 1-877-MMM-CARS, contact your local 3M Distributor or 3M Sales Representative or visit the website at

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