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Glasurit, BASF’s premium paint brand, has over 130 years of paint expertise and can advise and support body shops with all aspects of vintage colours and paintwork. This is achieved through Glasurit Classic Car Colours service, an online platform where one will find guidelines on how to achieve first-class classic car refinishing results.

“Glasurit has the world’s largest colour database with over             250 000 colours and 600 000 mixing formulas,” says Marius Nel, who runs the technical division for BASF Coatings Services. “The key factors for classic car restoration, whether refinishing an old-timer in the original colour or repairing the original paintwork, is making sure you find the exact colour,” adds Nel.

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Glasurit is a sought-after partner of classic car owners and clubs, insurance companies as well as appraisers around the globe. The paint brand’s commitment and vast expertise has seen them exclusively partnering with the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA), the international federation of historic vehicles, for the past two years.

The Culture Commission of FIVA paid a visit to BASF’s Münster-Hiltrup site in 2018 where they learned about the artificial aging of new paintwork developed by Glasurit. This newly developed method helps paint repairs to be performed in line with the Charter of Turin. The Charter of Turin which was adopted by FIVA, devotes an entire chapter to expert refinishing of vintage paintwork and also has recommendations pertaining to the preservation and responsible use of historic vehicles.

On their visit Jürgen Book, Glasurit Classic Car Colour Manager at BASF, had this to say: “The meeting gave us the opportunity to show the Commission members on site what it is that sets the traditional Glasurit paint brand apart and what diverse possibilities we offer to support FIVA with achieving its goals. Our Classic Car Colours service on the internet, which offers access to our colour library – the world’s largest, enables us not just to protect outstanding one-of-a-kind vehicles. It also allows us to offer solutions that can be used for nearly all classic cars, no matter when they were built.”

Glasurit at Techno-Classica Essen

For the past seven years, Glasurit has been showcasing its paint expertise in the area of historic automotive colours at the Techno-Classica; the world’s best-attended classic car show with a visitor footprint of over 188 000 in 2018. At the Glasurit booth, trade visitors and classic car aficionados were introduced to refinishing methods based on the Charter of Turin guidelines, including repairing direct-gloss paintwork, cosmetic repair techniques for scratches and the artificial aging of new paintwork.

Glasurit’s entire historic automotive paint competence is available online via the Classic Car Colours service. Interested users can go to or contact our national hotline number, 0800 265 687 to find lots of useful information on the topic of paint and access to Glasurit’s colour database, the world’s largest colour library.