BASF Automotive Refinish
has announced that Richard Petty, famed NASCAR driver and one of the
most respected figures in motorsports, has converted Petty’s Garage to
BASF R-M Onyx HD waterborne paint. Petty is known in racing circles for a
trademark shade of blue that is prominent on his race cars. “Petty
Blue” was born out of necessity when he ran out of paint and mixed two
different colors to finish a job.
BASF says Petty’s conversion to R-M Onyx HD waterborne offers customers
of the high-performance shop a waterborne basecoat system that combines
ease of use and durability with superb color matching, while staying in
compliance with VOC regulations. The conversion also is good for the
shop, from the inside out, BASF says.
“As a longtime user of BASF, I trust the R-M line of paints and coatings
for my cars. I am proud to offer Petty’s Garage customers and employees
a lower VOC option in the Onyx HD waterborne,” stated Petty.
The Petty name has long stood for quality and integrity, and that has
not stopped with the paints and coatings used in Petty’s Garage and
Petty Enterprises. A customer of BASF since 1969, Bunk Long, Richard
Petty’s long-time master painter and BASF R-M certified refinishing
specialist, recalls first spraying BASF R-M Diamont solventborne.
“I have used other paints from time to time, but I always come back to
R-M,” said Bunk. When asked about converting to waterborne paints for
the good of the shop, inside and out, he readily agreed, according to
The first car to be painted with Onyx HD waterborne at Petty’s Garage is
another first … the first Richard Petty Signature Series Mustang.
“The Ford Mustang from Petty’s Garage is a natural progression in the
line of performance vehicles tuned by racing’s first family,” said
Murray Pfaff of Pfaff Designs, designers of the Richard Petty Signature
Series Mustang. “I am proud and honored to create the visual direction
for what will undoubtedly be a new legacy for years to come.”
Be sure to check out this very Mustang on display in the BASF booth at SEMA 2011, Nov. 1-4 in Las Vegas.