3M™ Perfect-It™ EX AC Compound Delivers Optimal Performance on All Coatings
with New Minerals and Unique Formula

ST. PAUL, MN (October 23, 2018) – The first family in paint finishing and detailing is continuing to expand – now with an enhanced solution for clear coats and single stage paint. The 3M™ Perfect-It™ Paint Finishing line now offers 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX AC “All Coatings” compound, which was developed for a variety of difficult-to-buff coatings.

The 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX AC compound is designed with a unique formula and new minerals to help remove sand scratches and other surface defects quickly. Together with the new 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX AC compound, the 3M™ Perfect-It™ Paint Finishing family deliver additional wet time and excellent cut, allowing technicians to use less material, while providing easy clean-up and helping to reduce overall cycle time.

The upgrade in performance allows 3M to sustain its leadership in the paint finishing and detailing market categories. Upgraded labels for 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX AC ensure easy readability and a premium look.

“We designed the 3M™ Perfect-It™ Paint Finishing family to make it easy and efficient for collision repair professionals and detailers to use the right product – with the right pad – for the best results,” said Dale Ross, U.S. Marketing Operations Managers for 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division. “Our technical experts spend a great deal of time with shop technicians to look for areas to improve product performance and reduce pain points. The new 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX AC compound is a great example of that innovation.”

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3M automotive products keep the world on the move, with innovative solutions for building, repairing and maintaining vehicles. From the collision repair professional to the individual vehicle enthusiast, people around the world trust 3M products to protect, repair and keep their vehicles looking showroom new. And our commitment to this industry extends beyond product performance to a careful stewardship of the world’s resources and environment. Serving the needs of our customers has made 3M a trusted leader in vehicle care and repair, and we are dedicated to earning that trust each and every day.

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Dale Ross Deborah Robinson
3M Automotive Aftermarket Division 312.505.4336