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BASF customer Straight Line Customs was awarded the Street Rod of the Year  by the Minnesota Street Rod Association (MSRA). The 1948 Austin A40 Dorset Radical Custom Rod Coupe, owned by Steve and Paula Jenkins, was nominated for the award at the Southern Cruzers Summer Spectacular and awarded earlier this year. The winning hot rod, […]


BASF Great Eight, Ridler Award, and other accolades announces at 2019 Detroit Autorama DETROIT, MI, March 4, 2019 – Detroit Autorama concluded with another exceptional BASF Great 8 and Ridler Award winner. “These builders consistently outperform themselves from one year to the next,” said Dan Bihlmeyer, BASF Automotive Refinish Marketing Director. “We’re honored to be […]


MyShop Traffic, a management software for collision repair facilities created by a body shop for a body shop, now joins BASF Refinish Automotive Coatings as part of their Vision+ Value Beyond Paint Tools and Services program. The software will be offered to body shops via their BASF ColorSource and Multi-Line distributors. MyShop Traffic is an easy-to-use, secure and […]


Pfaff Autoworks is wells versed in repairing high-end vehicles. From Audis to Porsches, to exotics and race cars, the facility at 214 Courtland Avenue in Vaughan, Ont. is equipped to handle almost any type of collision damage…Pfaff Autoworks’ General Manager Jeff Pabst, acknowledges, that its partnership with BASF Automotive Refinish has been critical in achieving […]


What:          BASF Refinish returns to the Northeast tradeshow as exclusive platinum sponsor When:         Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17, 2019 Where:       Meadowlands Exposition Center, 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, NJ, 07094 Background: BASF Refinish Automotive Coatings is gearing up for the collision industry’s AASP/NJ Northeast Tradeshow March 15–17. Once again, BASF will be the platinum sponsor, […]


What:          BASF hosts exclusive Bentley Glasurit training When:          April and September 2019 Where:         BASF Training facilities Background: Bentley released its training course schedule for Glasurit, the BASF refinish paint line that holds exclusive global approval for Bentley repairs. The training courses will be instructor-led for paint technicians who work within the Bentley Accredited Bodyshop […]


In 2019, R-M, the productivity paint brand of BASF, is celebrating a hundred years in business and will be presenting its success story through a range of activities. The centenary year kicked off at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, where R-M presented a special video showing the most important milestones through […]


Toronto, Ontario – February 5, 2019 – With a shortage of paint technicians in the collision repair industry, Carlson Body Shop Supply Saskatchewan and BASF showed their commitment to the future by donating $5,000 to Saskatchewan Polytechnic for the purchase of a virtual spray system. “With a shortage of technicians in the collision industry, Carlson Body Shop […]


White is still the No.1 global color Blue is the most popular chromatic color worldwide Effect coatings create more diverse choices and raise popularity of achromatic colors With the “BASF Color Report for Automotive OEM Coatings”, BASF’s Coatings division provides a global analysis of the color distribution in the 2018 automotive market. The achromatic colors […]


Where: Southfield, MI Background: Collision industry professionals can now receive AMi credits for reading articles written by BASF’s John Shoemaker, Business Development Manager. Shoemaker has been contributing articles to ABRN since 2010, offering refinish tips, shop process suggestions, and proven techniques to improve process and profitability in collision shops. In 2019, he has teamed up with […]

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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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