World premiere of Glasurit Classic Car Colors at the Messe Techno Classica international classic vehicle trade fair
Münster/Essen. It is the largest classic vehicle show in the world. More than 1,000 exhibitors from 18 countries and 150,000 visitors are expected to attend Techno Classica, which is being held from March 29 to April 1, 2007 in Essen, Germany. In addition to visitors from Europe, the show increasingly draws visitors from Asian countries, such as Japan and China, as well as from Eastern Europe and even North America. Many vehicle manufacturers will be on hand, too, to exhibit their brand image, tradition and decades of experience at the show.
There are a lot of new things to see at this year’s Techno Classica. Experts in the Glasurit paint brand from BASF Coatings are presenting “Glasurit Classic Car Colors”, their new color-search service that helps owners find matching colors for the repair of almost any classic vehicle’s paintwork. It is no accident that Glasurit maintains the world’s largest color archive, a good basis for resolving a large number of color problems. For classic vehicle owners, the Glasurit trade fair stand is the place to go to find the perfect solution for repairing paintwork defects.
New service for classical vehicle fans: Glasurit Classic Car Colors
Classic vehicle lovers often invest a great deal of time and money in their hobby. So whenever their “sweetheart” gets scratched, they start wondering how they are going to restore the coating’s original condition. Glasurit developed the new “Glasurit Classic Car Colors” service to solve this particular problem.
The world’s largest color archive at Glasurit in Münster: 200,000 mixing formulas are available online
Glasurit possesses the world’s largest color archive in Münster, Germany. Until now, this has remained a secret among classic vehicle owners. Glasurit has now decided to make the archived information accessible to the general public. Classic vehicle owners can find a link to the “Classic Car Colors” information at www.glasurit.com. Here, visitors can find a searchable online database containing color solutions for the widest array of automobile brands. Additional background information on classic vehicle repair and contact addresses can also be found there.
Online database and COLOR-PROFI System are the ideal basis for the repair of paintwork defects
The fact that Glasurit has the world’s largest color archive in Münster, Germany is an invaluable advantage. The “Classic Car Color” database, with original colors and their correspondence in the COLOR-PROFI System, provides a look into the history of automobile colors. The basis here is the existing store of color information and original color samples that provide a clue as to what the colors of years past looked like. This database is continually being completed and updated. Since old colors may change over time, e.g. through yellowing, the vehicle and a comparison to the matching color of the COLOR-PROFI System are always crucial when repair is needed. This comparison is carried out in the Glasurit bodyshop.
RATIO Spot Repair process for the repair of minor defects
Glasurit also offers solutions for classic vehicle owners who need to repair minor defects. With this type of damage, repairs are only made at the site of the minor defects and not over a large area. This allows the vehicle to retain as much of its original paintwork as possible, and thus its value.
Note to media:
Please visit us on Stand 5.0-108 in Hall 5.0 at the Messe Essen (“Gruga-Halle”). We would be delighted if you could join us for our press day between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on March 28. Experts from Glasurit will be available each day to answer any questions you may have. Practical demonstrations will also be given.
Glasurit Automotive Refinish
Under the Glasurit brand, BASF markets a comprehensive range of automotive refinishing paint systems, focusing on eco-efficient waterborne basecoats and high-solids paints. By using these systems all legal solvent-reduction requirements can be complied with anywhere in the world, and with regard to appearance and durability, the products meet the same quality standards as solvent-borne paints. In this area, the company offers a wide variety of services to support its customers. Glasurit Automotive Refinish is approved by most of the leading car manufacturers for aftermarket repair worldwide and chosen by them for its color expertise. Internet: www.glasurit.com