These written procedures can help assist the commercial fleet collision shops in delivering consistency within the repair process through development of standardized repair procedures, according to a company press release.
“3M is extremely committed to helping fleet collision shops become more productive and profitable by providing outstanding business solution services combined with highly efficient 3M products. From abrasives, power tools and truck repair specific adhesives, we have the products and the processes designed to meet the shop’s and technician’s production demands,” said John Spoto, National Heavy Duty Truck/Commercial Fleet Manager for 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division. “The professional training 3M will provide can deliver a unique consultative approach to help maximize reparability.”
3M SOPs help teach basic and advanced skills, demonstrate proper techniques and showcase innovative product solutions. The 3M Standard Operating Procedures provide step-by-step guidance through a range of projects to help ensure repairs are done professionally and efficiently.
Topics covered include:
Aluminum Panel Removal
Aluminum Panel Installation: Adhesive
Aluminum Dent Repair
Composite Panel Removal and Installation
Back Side Reinforcement (SMC, FRP, Composites)
Cosmetic Repair (SMC, FRP, Composites)
Seam Sealer Removal
Seam Sealer Installation: Over Primer and Direct to Metal
Corrosion Protection (Cavity Wax/Rust Fighter-I)
Prep New Parts
Prime Part (Aluminum, SMC, FRP, Composite)
Paint Finishing: Small and Large Areas
Each SOP topic includes instructions with photographic examples, and a list of 3M product solutions used to properly complete a repair.