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Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: DrRoughneck] #5074721 04/14/19 01:26 PM
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My mom loved their green scotch magic tape and hated the slightly cheaper red scotch not-magic tape. It would peel paint from the wall etc.

Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: DrRoughneck] #5213382 09/15/19 12:41 PM
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My father worked for 3M for 25 years. Custom order tape department in London, Ontario - the headquarters of 3M Canada. I grew up with all their products from video cassettes, audio cassettes, every adhesive tape imaginable, glues, diskettes, waxes & polishes, Scotchbrite pads, Post-it-notes, etc. I even worked there one summer as a student. The factory was spotless - you could eat off the floor. I remember at one time they made 35,000 different products. Just a fantastic company.


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Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: DrRoughneck] #5215870 09/18/19 07:12 AM
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3M makes at least 2 differing kinds of wing leading edge erosion tape that is sub-par. One product turns a sickly yellow very rapidly. The other cracks into an ugly mess and can't be removed easily.


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Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: DrRoughneck] #5220186 09/23/19 05:10 AM
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Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: DrRoughneck] #5226509 09/30/19 12:42 PM
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Yes, I have and i was impressed. I used it ona motorcycle windshield. The previous owner had removed stickers with a razor blade and putty knife, making some pretty deep scratches. This was way worse than a headlight. I was able to remove all the scratches, and polish it out to where I looked new with just an hour of labor. I am sure it would work very well on headlamps.

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Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: DrRoughneck] #5228047 10/02/19 01:18 AM
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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.


3M acquired Meguiars a number of years ago.

Wasn't really impressed with the quality of their "Bair Hugger" perioperative body warmer when I was in the hospital recently. Nurse had to keep fighting with the machine, and the fittings didn't seem to fit well.


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Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: DrRoughneck] #5230962 10/05/19 08:52 AM
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Im amazed to this day that 3-M hasn't self destroyed itself by making cheap junk as sooooo many other companies have done.

Man, if its got the 3M name on it, you know its one of the best.


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Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: DrRoughneck] #5233409 10/07/19 08:24 PM
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I like most all their products. However, if you need a “duct tape” type tape Gorilla Tape is superior to 3M tape.


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Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: DrRoughneck] #5249523 10/25/19 05:50 AM
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What is "Defender Spray Film"?

I surely haven't used each of their products but I did come across one huge blunder.

I found a "new in box" (blister pack) safety knife designed for cutting articles / coupons out of the paper or a magazine.
It's a smooth, featureless handle with a shielded, non-replaceable blade.
This tool could be blindly reached for in any purse or pocket with no chance of being cut.
The problem was that they decided to make the user push it through the paper rather than draw it toward the user rendering it all but unusable.

Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: DrRoughneck] #5258177 11/04/19 09:19 AM
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3M makes many fine good quality products but earplugs are not of good quality.The 3M earplugs allegedly resulted in hearing loss, tinnitus and loss of balance in those who used 3M’s trademarked, dual-ended Combat Arms earplugs during their military service between 2003 and 2015. They had a military contract for thes eear plugs so most servicepeople used those plugs at one time or another. I remember being issued the 3m plugs but i always used the disposable foam plugs that i got from the supply section,3M has several lawsuits ongoing over this by the dept of justice.


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Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: DrRoughneck] #5304805 12/26/19 04:05 PM
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my friend told me to get a 3M shipping packing tape holder. the one i got was pateded no. 5-641-377. is way better than the OTHER brand

Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: DrRoughneck] #5317128 01/08/20 07:35 PM
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My dentist is offering a fluoride varnish from 3M. I am still amazed by their diversity of products.


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Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: Wheel] #5317182 01/08/20 08:41 PM
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Yes, was given the 3M rinse lately

Re: Does 3M make anyhing sub-par? [Re: 4WD] #5319257 01/11/20 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by 4WD
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Their earplugs are getting them sued from some vets.


What is the allegation ?


Basically 3M with knowledge made and sold faulty earplugs to the DOD. The plugs were too short to be effective.


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