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SKU 7000000597
Legacy SKU 60980026409
UPC 00051131058613
Catalog Number 05861
Product Number 05861

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.

  • DAMAGE REPAIR: Helps reveal surface imperfections such as pinholes and scratches to aid damage repair
  • NO MASKING OR DRY TIME: Offers dry consistency resulting in no masking and no drying time after application
  • VERSATILE: May be used for either wet or dry sanding
  • NO SOLVENTS: Contains no intentionally added solvents that can cause painting problems
  • ACCURACY: Highlight body lines for straight and correct lines and contours
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Minimum Order 6 Kits
Order Increment 6 Kits
  Easy To Apply
  High Performance Spray
  Fast Shipping
  Industry Low Price
Product Dimensions
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Weight 0.83996 lbs
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Shipping Dimensions
Weight 5.00008 lb
Length 14.17323 in
Width 9.52756 in
Height 7.16535 in
Color Dark Gray


  1. What is the 3M™ Dry Guide Coat Kit?

    The 3M™ Dry Guide Coat Kit, 05861 is a handy tool for applying a dry powder coat to your vehicle after sanding to help reveal any inconsistencies in the surface.

  2. How does the 3M™ Dry Guide Coat Kit work?

    Simply apply the dry powder using the included applicator pad and then sand. The high-contrast color of the powder quickly and easily reveals any low spots or imperfections in need of more attention.

  3. How many kits come in each case of 3M™ Dry Guide Coat Kits (05861)?

    Each case comes with six kits with an included applicator pad each kit, providing you with plenty of product for regular use.

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 such as pinholes and deep scratches in primer. It is also used when sanding polyester filler to ensure 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 this product 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

This 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.

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