The dress to match the darling: Classic Car Colors restore classic cars to their former glory
Essen/Münster. The color archive, which is the largest in the world with over 200,000 colors, plus experience gained from over 100 years of history as a leading automotive refinish manufacturer, provide the basis for Classic Car Colors from Glasurit, a BASF Coatings refinish brand. In connection with the COLOR-PROFI System (CPS) matching colors for vehicles of any age can be identified – even for "veterans" from the turn of the century, as tests at classic car meetings have demonstrated.
The effect of Classic Car Colors on old vehicles is like that of a wellness program because the matching original colors can now be identified and applied.
COLOR-PROFI System: Pinpointing the right color
The COLOR-PROFI System is the hub of the "Classic Car Colors" database. That is what facilitates and speeds up color identification: the system is comprised of individual swatches that each belong to a color group. In this way it is possible to find the matching paint for almost all classic cars, without showing any difference between the refinish and the original color.
The system is based not only on color information and samples that have been collected over the decades but also on up-to-date data. The matching color can be identified by comparing the old coating with a suitable color from the COLOR-PROFI System.
Classic Car Colors are available at approved Glasurit bodyshops.
Lots more information at the Glasurit booth
The Classic Car Colors were clearly demonstrated at the Glasurit booth with a special exhibit, a black Mercedes 170 DS built in 1952. Here are the specs of the "speedy grandpa“: engine capacity 1.8 liters, four cylinders, and maximum speed 110 kph.
In addition, visitors to the Glasurit booth were also able to find out about leather care solutions, a topic that is of major interest to classic car aficionados. The Glasurit dealer TOPLAC was on hand to provide advice and practical demonstrations on a leather seat.
Techno Classica in Essen is the key show for Glasurit
Techno Classica is the largest trade fair for old vehicles in the world. In 19 halls at the Essen show there were more than 1,000 exhibitors attending from 26 countries. About 150,000 visitors took the opportunity to obtain information and advice.
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 resistance, the products meet the same quality standards as solvent-borne paints. In this area too, 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 after-market repairs and is preferred by the world's most prestigious car companies for its color expertise. www.glasurit.com