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SKU 7000000596
Legacy SKU 60980026391
UPC 00051131058606
Part Number 05860

3M™ Dry Guide Coat is used to identify surface imperfections such as pinholes in body filler and deep scratches in primer. Unlike liquid and aerosol guide coats, Dry Guide Coat requires no masking before use, and there is no dry time after application. The dry formula contains no intentionally added solvents and doesn't clog sandpaper while delivering easier cleanup.

  • Dry guide coat reveals surface imperfections such as pinholes and scratches
  • Dry consistency requires no masking and requires no drying time
  • Product may be used in both wet or dry sanding
  • Contains no intentionally added solvents
  • Powder is ideal to highlight body lines
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Minimum Order 10 Items
Order Increment 10 Items
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Product Dimensions
Imperial Metric
Weight 0.245 lbs
Shipping Dimensions
Weight 2.7778 lb
Length 9.488 in
Width 5.354 in
Height 11.141 in
Color Black


  1. What is 3M™ Dry Guide Coat Cartridge used for?

    The 3M™ Dry Guide Coat Cartridge, 05860, is primarily used as an aid in achieving a uniform surface on automotive body panels that are being primed and painted.

  2. How much does each cartridge contain?

    Each cartridge has approximately 1.75 ounces or 50 grams of dry guide coat powder.

  3. How many cartridges come in a case?

    There are 10 cartridges per case of the 3M™ Dry Guide Coat Cartridge, making it easier for professionals to stock up and have enough products on hand for upcoming jobs.

For industrial/occupational use only. Not for consumer sale or use.
3M industrial and occupational products are intended, labeled, and packaged for sale to trained industrial and occupational customers for workplace use.  Unless specifically stated otherwise on the applicable product packaging or literature, these products are not intended, labeled, or packaged for sale to or use by consumers (e.g., for home, personal, primary or secondary school, recreational/sporting, or other uses not described in the applicable product packaging or literature), and must be selected and used in compliance with applicable health and safety regulations and standards (e.g., U.S. OSHA, ANSI), as well as all product literature, user instructions, warnings, and other limitations, and the user must take any action required under any recall, field action, or other product use notice.  Misuse of 3M industrial and occupational products may result in injury, sickness, death, or property damage.  For help with product selection and use, consult your on-site safety professional, industrial hygienist, or other subject matter expert.
Reveal Imperfections that Escape the Unaided Eye

3M™ Dry Guide Coat is a product used during the dry primer sanding process to identify surface imperfections that are not visible to the naked eye. It can detect pinholes and deep scratches in primer. When sanding polyester filler, it ensures that the filler is flat with no ripples and that the body styling lines and contours are straight and correct. Additionally, it ensures that the total primed area is sanded prior to top coating.

Check Now Before Discovering Problems Later

By using 3M™ Dry Guide Coat prior to priming and sanding, you can save yourself from rework later when surface imperfections would otherwise appear. This product provides superior visualization, allowing you to correct problems early before they become bigger problems later. If blemishes become evident after priming or painting, you have a choice to compromise the quality of the job or do costly rework. 3M™ Dry Guide Coat saves you from that tough decision.

Versatility of Dry Guide Coat

3M™ Dry Guide Coat is a carbon black powder that can be used on automotive and marine fillers, primers, paints, and gelcoats. It may be used for either wet or dry sanding. The powder contains no intentionally added solvents that can cause painting problems.