Automotive Paint Equipment
We have top quality products for your auto painting or bodywork project. Quality equipment and paints will help your projects look amazing from start to finish. From the prep work to the final polish, you’ll find everything you need for stunning results at Cottons Automotive Supply. Please call or stop in today to check out the options. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, let us know and we’ll do everything we can to satisfy your needs.
You’ll find everything you need for painting vehicles at Cottons Automotive Supply. So please stop in today at our Dunn NC location!
3M Sandpaper & Abrasives
It’s impossible to work in the automotive repair and restoration industry without coming across 3M automotive sandpaper and abrasives. No matter what kind of grinding or finishing you have to do, the 3M line of auto body supplies has the belts, discs, sheets, rolls, wheels, and specialty items you need to get the job done. Their products can be found in almost every garage in the United States, regardless of the type of refinishing project that is currently underway.
In fact, 3M is global supplier of abrasives and finishing materials to everything from individual garage owners to automotive manufacturers. This means that when you rely on 3M auto abrasives, you’re relying on the same equipment used at the highest levels of the automotive industry.
For most car repair and restoration needs, you’ll want to browse everything from basic 3M sanding discs and sponges to more specialized grinding and stripe-off wheels. We also carry a full line of product brands within the 3M line, including our popular Scotch Brite and Stikit abrasives.
3M Abrasives and Products
The 3M Company is an American multinational conglomerate corporation based out of St. Paul, Minnesota. It’s one of the largest manufacturers we feature here at Auto Body Toolmart, though their products aren’t used solely for the automotive industry. Their sanders, abrasives, and grinding wheels make up over 1,000 different automotive products, but you’ll also find their supplies used across different industries and among DIY enthusiasts.
You can’t run an efficient business without 3M automotive products, which is why we’re proud to offer one of the largest selections of 3M products and materials online. Buy in bulk, purchase only the supplies you need, or set up a regular inventory of the tools you use every day – Auto Body Toolmart makes it easy for you to access the automotive supplies you need for less!
Sherwin Williams Automotive Paint
We know the name Sherwin Williams well. Not just because they’ve been selling paint for home improvement since 1866, or because their paints have been used around the world by manufacturers and home owners alike. It’s the quality that makes them so notorious.
It’s unsurprising that this quality in interior and exterior home paints also extends to other products as well, including:
- Car paints and coatings
- Wood stains
- Faux finishes
- Siding stains
- Solvents and removers
- Masonry restoration and protection
- Brushes/ rollers/ spray equipment
Here we’ll explore their automotive products and why they make a great choice for anyone renovating, fixing, or changing the color of a car.
What’s Different About Their Brand?
Sherwin Williams had already expanded into every other facet of our paint lives before expanding into automotive paint, bringing their centuries of experience along with them to create one of the most efficient and consistent paints on the market.
Because they provide their paints to manufacturers, you’re receiving a manufacturer worthy paint. This means unparalleled consistency in color, optimal efficiency, reduced waste, faster dry times, and reduced need for buffing.
As you know, there are different types of automotive paint, each having their own purpose. This brand offers not only finishes, but undercoats, clear coats, and more.
Undercoats work as a primer that provides body shops and DIYers a smoother surface to apply paint to and allows them to achieve more consistency in paint color, with reduced likelihood of chipping and rust.
They do this by etching the metal body to fill scratches and imperfections and create a smoother, more adhesive surface for other layers.
Sherwin Williams offers a premium urethane primer designed for high build and excellent filling of repairs.
Primers typically require a hardener be mixed in with them and have a specific ratio amount needed. The Sherwin Williams primer we mentioned above requires the Finish 1 Hardener. The mixing is 4 parts primer to 1 part hardener.
Adding too much or too little will alter the recommended curing times.
Clearcoat is a glossy, transparent coating that forms a barrier against the environment, protecting the paint and the deeper layers of the automotive body.
This is sprayed after the colored basecoat, and is usually the last coat of the painting process, which means it must be durable enough to resist abrasion. Sherwin Williams offers clearcoat options including the ATX Overall Clearcoat product.
Sherwin Williams Automotive Paint Colors
One thing that sets this brand of car paint apart from other providers is the ability to achieve a factory color match. Because they supply manufacturers and production lines as well as retail customers, you’re able to replicate factory results.
If you’re not looking for a factory color match, they also offer a muscle car series, classic series, and custom series.