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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 […]


SOUTHFIELD, MI, September 9, 2019 – BASF is sponsoring the Greater Detroit Area High School/College Transportation Career Fair being held this fall, hosted by the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF). The one-day event will take place on October 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Oakland Community College in Auburn Hills, Mich. Students interested […]


BASF and Bentley are hosting two advanced level Glasurit refinish courses during the month of September to be completed by Bentley repair center technicians. The courses, available in both Low VOC and National Rule, are titled Advanced Glasurit 90 Line (BEN200) and are required for technicians who work at accredited Bentley collision centers or those […]


BASF’s own Spencer Mathis, a business development manager based in Rochester, Washington, completed his own impressive restoration project earlier this year – with the vehicle he had owned in high school over two decades earlier. Mathis was able to track down his old 1969 VW Type 3 wagon and completely customize it into a one-of-a-kind […]


SOUTHFIELD, MI, August 8, 2019 – BASF Refinish has released a new OEM Sales Toolbox to guide body shops through the process of building a solid strategy that aligns with the growing OEM influence in the industry. The new tool will leverage vehicle registration information to help shops estimate the market potential of various OEM […]


SOUTHFIELD, MI, August 2, 2019 – Bentley has chosen DC Autocraft, a BASF customer located in Burbank, Calif., as the recipient of the 2018 Bentley Bodyshop of the Year Award for the Americas. DC Autocraft, a Glasurit customer who services and repairs luxury vehicles, was given the award in late July for demonstrating compliance in […]

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