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Updated for 2014

3M Standard Operating Procedures have been expanded and improved to include the most up-to-date information on processes and techniques. We've addressed the growing area of aluminum repair with 21 new process charts.

We've also updated all of our existing Process Charts. You'll notice the video updates are not in place yet. We are confident the steps detailed in those videos remain accurate and informative. The updated process charts include the latest 3M products and techniques.

From metal and plastic repair, to sanding, paint finishing and car clean-up, 3M has the products and repair processes for you. Feel confident your repair is done professionally and efficiently using the methods detailing in the training below.

Some of our SOPs are also available as video lessons are in two formats: A link to streaming video from You Tube, and a link to Learn 3M for those people who want to use this training in a more formal way. With Learn 3M you'll have the option of taking a brief quiz at the end of each course, and you can print certificates showing you've successfully completed the lesson. Each lesson also includes a reference chart.

These modules will help you consistently produce quality time-proven solutions for any of your collision repair needs.


Download: Full Standard Operating Procedure guide (6.7 megabytes PDF)

              

Glass Replacement SOP

Glass

Windshield Removal and Installation


 

Stationary Auto Glass Removal and Installation



Body Department SOP

Body Repair

Welding and Spark Protection


 

Metal Working


 

Part Replacement


 

Panel Bonding (Excluding Door Skin)


 

Weld Bonding (Excluding Door Skin)


 

Weld Sealing


 

Door Skin Removal


 

Door Skin Replacement


 

Express Damage Repair


 

Small Damage Repair


 

Large Damage Repair


 

Aluminum

Aluminum Frequently Asked Questions


 

Aluminum Repair Matrix


 

Rivet Bonding



Sealing and Coating

Sealer Coating Removal


 

General Seam Sealer Application: DTM


 

General Seam Sealer Application: Non-DTM


 

Corrosion Protection (Cavity Wax)


 

Corrosion Protection (Undercoating)


 

LASD Replacement (On Body)


 

Pre-Made LASD Replacement (Off Body)




Plastic Repair Procedures

Plastic Tab Repair


 

Cosmetic Flexible Bumper Repair


 

Flexible Patch Non-Structural Bumper Repair


 

Two-Sided Bumper Repair




          Paint SOP

 

Masking

General Masking


 

Jamb Masking


 

Mask Openings


 

Primer Masking


 

Paint Prep

Refinish Bumper Prep


 

New Primed Bumper Prep


 

E-Coat Panel Prep


 

Feather-Prime-Block


 

Feather-Prime-Block Waterborne


 

Blend Panel Sanding Process


 

Paint Shop

Anti-Chip Coating


 

Base-Coat Denibbing


 

3M™ PPS™ Paint Preparation System



Paint SOP

 

Paint Finish Denibbing Process


 

Paint Finish Small Area Process


 

No Compound Paint Finish Small Area Process


 

Paint Finish Full Panel Process


 

No Compound Paint Finish Full Panel Process


 

Headlight Lens Restoration Process


 

Vehicle Clean-Up Process


 

Scotchgard Chemicals
 

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