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Chevrolet’s FNR concept car at Auto Shanghai 2015 in BASF’s Mid-night Glimmer.

Oct 27, 2015

Challenge Accepted: Fast Pace, Visionary Coating on Chevrolet FNR

The Style of Raw Plastics Helps Lightweight and Beautify Today's Cars

Oct 08, 2015

The Style of Raw Plastics Helps Lightweight and Beautify Today's Cars

Chevrolet’s FNR concept car at Auto Shanghai 2015 in BASF’s Mid-night Glimmer.

Aug 31, 2015

Chevy FNR's Concept Color Inspired by the Future of Automotive

What Inspired The Car Color Predictions for the Vehicles of 2019?

Jul 30, 2015

What Inspired The Car Color Predictions for the Vehicles of 2019?

Carbon Fiber Finishing Techniques for a ‘Class A Finish’

Apr 20, 2015

Carbon Fiber Finishing Techniques for a ‘Class A Finish’

Pictured above is the finished 3D printed 1965 Ford Motor Company Shelby Cobra replica.

Apr 17, 2015

Revolutionizing Automotive 3D Printing: Creating a Cobra in 6 Weeks

The 1960 Ford Starliner by Chip Foose and painted with BASF Glasurit 90-Line Metallic Grey was unveiled at the BASF SEMA booth Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Nov 10, 2014

Car Designers Inspired by Dynamic Color at This Year's SEMA Show

See What Trends Are Inspiring Tomorrow's Car Colors

Aug 14, 2014

See What Trends Are Inspiring Tomorrow's Car Colors

Epitomizing the rustic, hardworking, inventive spirit of the post-Recession era, this photo depicts BASF’s local North America color trends and the inspiration behind the color selections. Colors include: La Garra Charrua, Haymaker, Fitted Green, Gray Elevator and Take 10,000.

Aug 04, 2014

5 Color Trends Reflecting the New America

Chevrolet’s FNR concept car at Auto Shanghai 2015 in BASF’s Mid-night Glimmer.

Oct 27, 2015

Challenge Accepted: Fast Pace, Visionary Coating on Chevrolet FNR

When Chevrolet came knocking on BASF's door to develop a futuristic paint for the FNR concept car, BASF willingly accepted the challenge; however, finding that perfect color can sometimes prove difficult. So BASF's Coating division quickly went to work, creating a metallic, blackish blue color called Mid-Night Glimmer, which ultimately became the top contender in the eyes of Shanghai General Motors and Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC). But once the design and color was finalized, timing was tight because the grand debut at Auto Shanghai was just a week away.

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The Style of Raw Plastics Helps Lightweight and Beautify Today's Cars

Oct 08, 2015

The Style of Raw Plastics Helps Lightweight and Beautify Today's Cars

Emerald Insight reports that 62 to 90 percent of a customer's initial assessment of a product is based on color. We all know that color can play to one's mood and feelings. So, it's no surprise that it is a factor for today's drivers when evaluating a car.

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Chevrolet’s FNR concept car at Auto Shanghai 2015 in BASF’s Mid-night Glimmer.

Aug 31, 2015

Chevy FNR's Concept Color Inspired by the Future of Automotive

BASF is building a reputation with concept car color debuts for General Motors Co. at Auto Shanghai. From the Buick Riviera concept car presented at Auto Shanghai 2013 that glistened in Icy Cyan-jade to the Chevrolet-FNR concept car's debut at the 2015 show in stunning Mid-night Glimmer, BASF has created exquisite colors for these vehicles.

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What Inspired The Car Color Predictions for the Vehicles of 2019?

Jul 30, 2015

What Inspired The Car Color Predictions for the Vehicles of 2019?

It's back to where it all started for the automotive industry- the Motor city. Detroit has gotten a bad rap in the past but times are changing and the world is taking notice. The city is becoming a symbol for urban revitalization, fixing things from the ground up, optimism, resilience and a true 'can do' attitude. These ideals contributed to BASF's car color predictions for the 2019 vehicle models, where it's expected that brighter, more varied colors and deep, saturated blues will take on more prominence.

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Carbon Fiber Finishing Techniques for a ‘Class A Finish’

Apr 20, 2015

Carbon Fiber Finishing Techniques for a ‘Class A Finish’

Achieve Class A Finish on carbon fiber composites.

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Pictured above is the finished 3D printed 1965 Ford Motor Company Shelby Cobra replica.

Apr 17, 2015

Revolutionizing Automotive 3D Printing: Creating a Cobra in 6 Weeks

When you think of the latest in 3D printing, prosthetic limbs, building models and electronic gadgets might come to mind. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), however, was determined to add a 1965 Shelby Cobra to that list, and they did so in a matter of weeks. The 1965 Shelby Cobra was different though, revolutionary actually. The team was small, but mighty. Six engineers at ORNL, a few designers and painters at TruDesign and local representatives from BASF worked hand-in-hand to not only master the large-scale automotive 3D printing, but also achieved a 'Class A Finish' on this iconic vehicle.

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The 1960 Ford Starliner by Chip Foose and painted with BASF Glasurit 90-Line Metallic Grey was unveiled at the BASF SEMA booth Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Nov 10, 2014

Car Designers Inspired by Dynamic Color at This Year's SEMA Show

For every car color, there's a story, whether it's the designer's inspiration, the engineer's attention to detail or the customer's appeal to the specifics. This is especially true in the refinish world. The paint is the final touch to take a car to its former glory.

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See What Trends Are Inspiring Tomorrow's Car Colors

Aug 14, 2014

See What Trends Are Inspiring Tomorrow's Car Colors

BASF recently released its Global Coatings Color Collection 2014/2015 report, "Under the Radar," which outlines global themes and potential colors choices for the automaker to consider when creating the vehicle models of the future. The global color palette draws on increased individuality, technology and connectivity.

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Epitomizing the rustic, hardworking, inventive spirit of the post-Recession era, this photo depicts BASF’s local North America color trends and the inspiration behind the color selections. Colors include: La Garra Charrua, Haymaker, Fitted Green, Gray Elevator and Take 10,000.

Aug 04, 2014

5 Color Trends Reflecting the New America

North America is bouncing back, full of energy in this post-Recession era. People are starting to look differently at what they have and are approaching their lives, environment and economy with a renewed sense of purpose. Hometown genuineness, a can-do, action-focused attitude and individual uniqueness that inspire an inventive spirit are all playing a vital role in today's society.

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