3M and Festool launch 3M Total Automotive Sanding System

The 3M Total Automotive Sanding System is the first collaboration between 3M and Festool.

St. Paul, Minnesota — July 5, 2016 — 3M announced a strategic collaboration with the makers of Festool brand products back in February 2016, with the intent of providing customers in the collision repair industry a new and comprehensive surface preparation and finishing system. News on the first of these new solutions has just been announced. 

According to the company, the 3M Total Automotive Sanding System is engineered to support the ongoing needs for cleaner, safer, more efficient and profitable collision repair shops. From ever-changing regulatory standards to increased pressures for efficiency and profitability, 3M now offers a total solution that the company says will improve shop cleanliness and performance. The product will officially launch in Canada on August 1, 2016. 

“At 3M, we spend a tremendous amount of time studying the way collision repair shops run today and how they could run in the future,” said Todd Bailey, Marketing Manager for 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division. “We continually look at process improvements, new standard operating procedures and new solutions for getting repairs done more quickly and efficiently without sacrificing quality. The new 3M Total Automotive Sanding System is a reflection of that research and development, integrating our innovative abrasive products, advanced repair processes and new collaboration with Festool’s premium power tools. This system is a great example of the shop of the future—with mobile workcentres, a focus on dust extraction and the ability to deliver an excellent repair—more productively, efficiently and cleaner than before.”

The 3M Total Automotive Sanding System is designed and equipped for three specific areas: body repair, paint prep and paint finishing. The Body Repair Set and the Paint Prep Set are available with recommended Festool pneumatic and electric products, accessories and 3M consumables, as well as dust extraction equipment. The Paint Finishing Set is available with Festool pneumatic products, accessories and 3M consumables.

For more information, please visit 3MCollision.com/Festool.


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  1. I am a collision tech that works for Caliber collision in Fort Worth , Tx.
    The one on Old Denton Hwy. I am trying to get them to purchase this system . Is there a way that you can do a Demonstration or lease them one so they can see how clean it keeps the shop. Thank you

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