3M’s DEMO trailer to host Chip Foose at NACE Automechanika

The back of the 3M DEMO trailer features a fully functional paint booth. Other parts of the DEMO trailer offer similar functions in regards to different tools, allowing repairers to try out equipment in real applications.

Chicago, Illinois — July 23, 2017 — 3M is bringing its Demonstration & Education Mobile Operations (DEMO) trailer to NACE Automechanika 2017, as well as offering attendees a chance to meet Chip Foose, host of “Overhaulin” and designer of one-of-a-kind custom cars. The DEMO trailer will be at booth 1129 in the NACE Automechanika Spray Zone Pavilion. Collision Repair magazine is the official Canadian Media Partner of NACE Automechanika 2017.

The company’s 46-foot long DEMO trailer made its debut early in 2017 at the Sherwin Williams National Meeting in Orlando and Premiere Auto Supply Open House in Miami.

The trailer gives customers the opportunity to try out 3M’s tools and products in real world applications. Once it’s set up, the DEMO unit expands into different live workstations, including body repair solutions, adhesives, coatings and sealers, paint prep, painting and paint finishing. Featured product systems include the Accuspray Spray Gun System with PPS Paint Preparation System, the Total Automotive Sanding System, Cubitron II abrasives, Dynamic Mixing System and 3M’s line of power tools.

3M has also announced it will showcase its new Collision Mobile App for collision repair professionals at NACE Automechanika 2017.

Foose will appear at the 3M DEMO trailer throughout NACE Automechanika to sign autographs and conduct product demonstrations at the following times:

– Noon to 1:30 p.m. CST
– 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. CST


– Noon to 1:30 p.m. CST
– 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. CST


– 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CST

Technical experts from 3M will present critical issues and solutions for the collision repair industry in morning sessions on July 28. First up is John Spoto, National Heavy Duty Truck/Commercial Fleet Manager, at 8 a.m. CST with “Bonding Practices and Solutions for Heavy Duty Trucking.” Shawn Collins, 3M’s Senior Technical Engineer follows at 10 a.m. with “Would Your Shop Pass a QC Inspection?”

You can see a short video on 3M’s DEMO trailer in the player below. 

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