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News   June 9, 2016   by Steve Pawlett

3M Auto Simplifies Scratch And Scuff Removal With Three Simple Steps


3M Auto Trizact Precision Scratch Kit

For any car owner, that first scratch can be a disheartening moment, but not every scuff warrants a trip to your local body shop. 3M Auto’s new Trizact Precision Scratch Kit is ideal for an easy, do-it-yourself solution to maintaining your vehicle’s flawless appearance sans service expenses and making time to visit a local professional.

Contrary to popular belief, removing scratches and scuffs can be an easy fix, which is why 3M Auto, the car care company that uses science to improve your daily life, has put together a simple Trizact Precision Scratch Kit product guide to help owners make the most of this breakthrough technology that effectively removes unsightly imperfections. Follow these guidelines from 3M Auto to fix your next scratch and skip that disappointed moment.

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* Step 1: Surface Prep is the first step in any car care project and this time is no different. Before attempting to fix a light to medium surface scratch, wash the area to remove any built up dirt and grime.

* Step 2: Sand the area using the round 3M Trizact Scratch Pad. This might sound intimidating to some car owners with limited car care experience, but the exclusive 3M Trizact abrasive technology makes this a safe and easy step that won’t damage your clear coat and paint. Spray water on to the paint surface, and the surface of the Trizact Scratch Pad, and lightly sand the scratched surface.  After about ten seconds when a white slurry appears, wipe the area clean to check your work. Keep sanding the area until the scratch is removed.

* Step 3: Refine and buff the surface once the scratch is removed. Using a household drill (1200 to 1600RPM) with the supplied purple pad mounted securely, apply a dime-sized amount of 3M™ Rubbing Compound to remove the haze left behind by the sanding process. To ensure even better results, apply light pressure and keep the drill moving while you treat the area.

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* Step 4: Polish up the treated area to achieve a like-new finish after switching to the supplied black polishing pad. Using the household drill (1200 to 1600RPM) and this new fixture, apply a dime-sized amount of 3M Scratch Remover to polish the treated area and surrounding area with light pressure. Once the paint is shiny, use a microfiber cloth to remove excess Scratch Remover.

So what makes this restorative abrasive technology different? With less time and effort, the novice car maintenance customer and seasoned car guy can each achieve the same stunning results, without the fear of inaccuracy. Not only will using this technology give you the improved appearance you are desire, it will also help maintain the value of your automobile pride and joy.


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