3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has announced the introduction of Commercial Truck Standard Operating Collision Repair Procedures (SOPs). Along with 3M’s commitment to providing its customers with the “highest performing and most cost-effective products in the marketplace,” these written procedures can help assist the commercial fleet collision shops in delivering consistency within the repair process through development of standardized repair procedures.
“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,” said John Spoto, national heavy duty truck/commercial fleet manager for 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division. “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. 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 SOPs 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
• Headlight Restoration
• Clean-up Process
Each SOP topic includes instructions with photographic examples and a list of 3M product solutions used to properly complete a repair.