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BASF Glasurit-Painted Nissan GT-R Aims to Raise Awareness for Kidney Cancer

The vehicle, which is painted with Glasurit 90 Line in a custom APAC orange with a pearl effect and Glasurit 923-460 multi-purpose gloss clear, will be unveiled at the Ocean City Car and Truck Show this weekend.

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Andrew Lee was diagnosed with a rare and incurable kidney cancer last year when he was just 19. He is using his customized 2015 Nissan GT-R as a way to bring attention to kidney cancer and is unveiling the restyled car at the Ocean City Car and Truck Show this weekend.

“Andrew is an amazing young man,” said Shefali Cromer, Glasurit market segment manager. “His spirit and determination is an inspiration, and we’re honored he’s featuring Glasurit on his custom GT-R.”

The vehicle is painted with Glasurit 90 Line in a custom APAC orange with a pearl effect and Glasurit 923-460 multi-purpose gloss clear. The custom work was done by Automotive Performance Aesthetic Centre (APAC) in Baltimore, Md. The custom engine work was done by David Baker from Baker Performance. The paint, suspension, wheels and body kit were completed by APAC.

After his diagnosis, Lee started a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Driven to Cure, to raise awareness and money for kidney cancer research. To date, Driven to Cure has raised about $80,000.

“Paul Walker was my favorite, and he was always driving a GT-R,” said Lee, who is a fan of the “Fast and Furious” movies. “I fell in love with the Nissan GT-R ever since. The message I would like to share is always try to make the most of what life tosses at you and stay positive. Do the things you truly enjoy.”

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To donate to Driven to Cure or for more information, visit www.driventocure.org.

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