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SOUTHFIELD, MI, June 25, 2021 – Do you have a vehicle painted with R-M products that you’d like to see in a calendar? BASF Refinish wants to hear from you. Beginning this month, BASF is collecting submissions to compete for a spot in the 2022 R-M calendar that will be distributed to collision shops and […]


SOUTHFIELD, MI, March 4, 2020 – Jeffrey Naugle took home first place at this year’s North American Finals for the R-M Best Painter Contest held in Whitehouse, Ohio, on February 26-27. A panel of industry experts judged contestants during the competition on two main categories: Digital competency and fast productive solutions (i.e. leveraging UV technology […]


SOUTHFIELD, MI, February 21, 2020 – Five painters from across North America have been chosen to compete this month at the R-M Best Painter Contest 2020 North American Finals in Whitehouse, Ohio. From February 27-29, 2020, these finalists will compete for a chance to win a trip to Paris, France, sponsored by BASF, to represent […]


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, 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 […]

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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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