3M launches new series of heavy truck procedures

3M's new how-to series on heavy truck and fleet repairs covers a wide range of topics.

St. Paul, Minnesota — February 22, 2016 — 3M is lending a hand to repairers working on fleets and commercial trucks. The company’s Automotive Aftermarket Division has announced the introduction of Commercial Truck Standard Operating Collision Repair Procedures. According to 3M, 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. 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.”

These new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) can be found in the “How To” section of 3MCollision.com under 3mcollision.com/how-to/heavy-truck.

According to 3M, these SOPs help teach basic and advanced skills, demonstrate proper techniques and showcase 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.

A large number of topics are covered, including aluminum panel removal and installation, aluminum dent repair, composite panel removal and installation, headlight restoration, seam sealer removal and installation and much more.

Each SOP topic includes instructions with photographic examples, and a list of 3M product solutions used to properly complete a repair.

For more information, please visit 3mcollision.com/how-to/heavy-truck.


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