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Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? #4172213 08/08/16 08:00 PM
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I'm constantly amazed by the quality of anything I use made by the company 3M. Be it earmuffs, adhesives, etc... all always seem to be top-notch quality at a reasonable price.

Have you encountered anything made by 3M that was NOT so good?

Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: DrRoughneck] #4172220 08/08/16 08:06 PM
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Nothing that I can remember. I have total onfidence in their products.


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Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: DrRoughneck] #4172264 08/08/16 08:39 PM
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Same here. Even their double sided tape is second to none.


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Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: DrRoughneck] #4172288 08/08/16 08:59 PM
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Yup!

The day 3M decides to cheapen out their stuff, we'll be in trouble, nowhere to turn!!

Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: i_hate_autofraud] #4172306 08/08/16 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted By: i_hate_autofraud
Yup!

The day 3M decides to cheapen out their stuff, we'll be in trouble, nowhere to turn!!

No, they won't.


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Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: DrRoughneck] #4172314 08/08/16 09:38 PM
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3M Paint Defender Spray Film. Don't waste your money.

While I'm sure it is engineered well, it just doesn't work that hot. It definitely isn't a product for the amateur. Overall, I would agree that 3M makes good products. And that is why I tried this product. But I would never, ever, recommend it to anyone. And I've never spoken to anyone else who has tried it and been happy with the results.


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Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: DrRoughneck] #4172370 08/08/16 11:43 PM
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Some of their paint polishes and waxes are pretty meh. I know they have better stuff for commercial use in body shops but I'd rather buy Mother's or Meguiars.

Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: DrRoughneck] #4173269 08/10/16 01:44 AM
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They are pro in the medical field as well.

Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: DrRoughneck] #4175255 08/12/16 11:54 AM
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Bought some 3M closed cell foam - great quality, peel & stick was solid - and even had that great 3M smell !

Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: DrRoughneck] #4995761 01/30/19 01:35 PM
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Window tint


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Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: DrRoughneck] #4997419 01/31/19 06:27 PM
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Cheap cassette tapes? I remember they used to buy cheap magnetic film from Korea and sell it as their entry level brand.

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Of course this market is pretty much gone now.

Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: mjoekingz28] #5064455 04/04/19 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by mjoekingz28
They are pro in the medical field as well.





They ported some of their autobody tech to the dental field. I have a zirconia crown on one of my teeth - my dentist used 3M's impression material and it was dispensed just like their autobody filler/repair materials.

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Their earplugs are getting them sued from some vets.


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Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: FordBroncoVWJeta] #5066651 04/07/19 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by FordBroncoVWJeta
Their earplugs are getting them sued from some vets.


What is the allegation ?

Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: Reddy45] #5067737 04/07/19 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Reddy45
Some of their paint polishes and waxes are pretty meh. I know they have better stuff for commercial use in body shops but I'd rather buy Mother's or Meguiars.



Professional use, body shops; 3M™ Perfect-It™ Rubbing Compound #5983, Perfect-It™ Foam Polishing Pad Glaze #5996.

Nothing compares to this system, I have been using it for about 30 years. Anything else is just wasting time and money. There is a reason every professional body shop uses this system. Everything 3M I have used is top notch.


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