BASF Automotive Refinish Coatings
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We Create Chemistry

As the world’s largest chemical company, BASF is an unmatched expert in the science of color. BASF Automotive Refinish systems offer advanced paint technologies, set apart with products backed by support in technical training, color information systems and business management.  BASF’s Automotive Refinish business develops and markets the highest-quality coatings available for the collision repair, commercial fleet and automotive specialty markets. BASF offers quality coatings and a partner you can count on. For over 150 years, BASF Refinish has been leading the industry, and we continue to innovate and offer our partners the best-in-class products, services and support.




More than the best paint and the best support

As the world’s largest chemical company, BASF offers intelligent solutions based on innovative products and tailor-made services. We create opportunities for success through trusted and reliable partnerships. Our Automotive Refinish business makes and markets the finest coatings available for body shops, restoration facilities, customizers and commercial transportation.


More than 50% of global annual car production has at least one layer of BASF paint.

From the factory assembly line to the collision repair facility, BASF coatings are used to provide the finest, most durable finishes. That’s why BASF Refinish coatings have more OEM approvals than any other refinish paint brand, and that’s why BASF is the best answer to getting your shop certified for repairing OEM vehicles. BASF refinish products are approved for over 99% of cars on the roads in North America.

Premiere automotive manufacturers Bentley and Rolls Royce want no other refinish paint used for repairs than the world-class Glasurit brand, which holds exclusive approvals.


BASF’s product portfolio includes products for multiple industries. A product that is compliant for one region, industry, application or end use, may not be compliant for another region, industry, application or end-use, and BASF accordingly disclaims all representations, conditions and warranties of fitness for a particular purpose.

To assist automotive refinish customer searching for information about BASF products that meet the VOC limits for automotive refinish use, BASF provides Wall Charts that list the products that are compliant with the automotive refinish VOC regulations in specific regions in North America (country, province, state, air districts). It is the responsibility of the purchaser/end-user to ensure they know and understand the regulations for their specific region, industry, application and end use and ensure that the products that they are using are compliant with all applicable regulatory requirements and any permits specific to their business.

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