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3M Surface Preparation

Protecting structural integrity and appearance is a big job that starts with the right pre-treatment. While traditional processes — such as acid anodizing and conversion coating — may provide acceptable surfaces, they can also produce significant amounts of hazardous waste.

Now, 3M offers an innovative alternative for modern bonding and coating systems.

  • Work faster with fewer steps — simply apply and dry
  • Water-based and non-chromate
  • Reduce water usage — no rinsing required
  • Designed to help users minimize impact on the environment

Pre-Treatment for Adhesive Bonding – 3M AC-130-2

High-performance, water-based, non-chromate surface preparation for adhesive bonding of aluminium alloys, steel and titanium. It’s faster and easier to apply so you can stress less and fly more.

  • Saves time — faster than other processes
  • Two-part system can be applied by multiple methods and during field repairs
  • No heat cure or rinsing required

Paint Preparation System – 3M AC-131 CB & 3M AC-131 BB  

High-performance, water-based, non-chromate paint pre-treatment for use on aluminium, stainless steel and titanium. It’s designed for surfaces finished with epoxy based or polyurethane based coatings.

Saves time over conventional conversion coating applications

Reduces water use — no rinsing required

Proven to significantly reduce rivet rash

Compliant with SCAQMD Rule 1124*

Available in clear (CB) and blue (BB)

Qualified to work with paint systems from multiple vendors