How it feels to grind like a legend.

May 3, 2016 3M Canada

3M™ Cubitron™ II Grind Like a Legend contest truck

2015 Contest Winner Ron Proulx Shares his 3M™ Cubitron™ II Experience

Ron Proulx never thought he would win. When he started entering codes for last year’s 3M™ Cubitron™ II Grind Like a Legend contest, even his wife thought he was crazy.

But on August 24, 2015 at a rock concert in Montreal, everything changed. Ron was announced as the Grand Prize winner and the proud new owner of a Ram 1500 SLT pickup.

As the third and final year of the contest kicks off, we relive Ron’s legendary experience.

Get an Inside Look: Watch the Sudbury, Ontario Welder Claim His Prize

Q: For the big announcement, you and two other finalists were flown to Montreal to see Motley Crue live in concert. What was that like?

A: We had a terrific time! It was awesome. I used to listen to Motley Crue in my highschool days so it was great to see them in concert. It was also the first time I had been on a plane. So when we flew from Toronto to Montreal it was exciting the whole way through.


Q: How did it feel when you found out you were the Grand Prize Winner?

A: I couldn’t believe it at first. It seemed too good to be true. When I started entering the product codes, my wife kept saying, “What are you doing? You’re never going to win.” So I was quite surprised even when I got the email telling me I was a finalist.

To be a winner from across Canada – what were the chances, really? It’s like winning the lottery!

Contest winner with prize

Q: You had a choice between two legendary rides, and you picked the Ram 1500 SLT pickup. How are you enjoying your new wheels?

A: The truck has been really good. I actually had an older pick-up previously. It was getting up there in age and I was looking into replacing it – so this happened at a perfect time!

I do have to share with my wife, though – so that’s the only thing, haha.

Q: You’ve been a fan of 3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasives for a while now. Why do you like them?

We’ve tried other products before. Halfway through they turn to sand and fall apart. It’s really hard on your hands.

That’s where 3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasives really stand out. I’ve used some right down to almost nothing. They don’t fall apart! All the guys I work with, we tell our foreman not to order the other stuff.

Q: Any last thoughts you would like to leave us with?

I just want to thank 3M Canada for everything. We had just a terrific time and I hope the other finalists had a good time too. It was absolutely legendary. I’ll never forget it, that’s for sure.

Want to be this year’s Legendary Grinder?

For more information on 3M™ Cubitron™ II Grind Like a Legend III Contest – including details on how to enter – visit


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