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SOUTHFIELD, MI, January 15, 2020 – Whether driving the Interstate highways of America, the Autobahn in Europe, or the Asian Highway Network, chances are, one will see more white cars than any other color on the road. This is one of the central results of the BASF Color Report 2019 for Automotive OEM Coatings. About […]


SOUTHFIELD, MI, January 6, 2020 – Calling all painters who have a passion for collision repair and a competitive streak: BASF wants to hear from you. The battle for the 2020 R-M Best Painter has begun. From February 27-29, 2020, the industry’s most talented painters across the US and Canada will compete in Whitehouse, Ohio, […]


SOUTHFIELD, MI, December 18, 2019 – BMW honored four Canadian BASF shops for their extraordinary work throughout 2019 during the BMW Canada Certified Collision Repair Centres (CCRC) annual conference recently held in Québec City, Québec. The following shops were awarded for their top scores in KPI utilization and Customer Service Index (CSI) tool management: 2019 […]


It was a week of smiles and celebration for the BASF team and many builders as nearly 100 vehicles finished in BASF’s Glasurit® and R-M® coatings received several accolades for their flawless finishes, creativity and outstanding craftsmanship. BASF-coated vehicles received the following recognitions and awards at SEMA 2019: BASF Brilliance Award: KC’s Paint Shop 1968 Ford F100 […]


SOUTHFIELD, MI, November 22, 2019 – Students around the country enrolled in automotive refinish programs can look forward to new spray guns and other needed resources thanks to the generosity of leading global coatings provider, BASF. The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) received donations this month including spray guns, paint, materials and equipment with an […]


SOUTHFIELD, MI, November 15, 2019 – Out of nearly 30 vehicles submitted for the 2019 Glasurit Best Paint Award, it was the ‘32 Ford Sedan 5th Avenue Special by Goolsby Customs that dazzled the judges most. Renowned designer and artist Chip Foose partnered with the BASF team at this year’s SEMA show to look for […]


SOUTHFIELD, MI, October 22, 2019 – Whether you are a shop owner, car enthusiast or aspiring artist, BASF Refinish Automotive Coatings will have something for you at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturer Association (SEMA) 2019 Show. SEMA booth #20353 located in the Racing and Performance area of Central Hall will showcase the latest builds from some of […]


SOUTHFIELD, MI, October 14, 2019 – Shop owners will have the opportunity at SEMA to learn how to keep their businesses running efficiently and profitably in today’s rapidly changing automotive market. The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series at this year’s show, sponsored by BASF, will offer sessions that teach […]


SOUTHFIELD, MI, September 25, 2019 – BASF supported young automotive refinish students from Japan this summer as they perfected their refinish skills in a special immersion-style study program held in Kelowna, British Columbia.  Approximately 40 students from Toyota Technical College (TTCN) in Nagoya, Japan, attended Okanagan College for four weeks to work one-on-one with industry […]


SOUTHFIELD, MI, September 17, 2019 –The recent Goodguys West Coast Nationals Show presented by BASF at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, Calif., showcased a long list of award-winning cars, including the crowned “America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod.” George Poteet’s “Three Penny” 1936 Ford roadster built by the team at Pinkee’s Rod Shop stole the […]

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