SOUTHFIELD, MI - General Motors (GM) paint engineering reviewed and approved BASF’s comprehensive standardized test process for its Glasurit and R-M automotive refinish materials. All products tested received approval into 2017. The approval process ensures the paint systems give the appearance, performance and durability comparable to the OEM factory finish.

“Glasurit and R-M paint systems consistently provide the top-quality finishes required by GM,” said Jeff Wildman, BASF Manager of OEM and Industry Relations. “BASF has more OEM approvals than any other paint manufacturer.”

BASF was also named a GM Supplier of the Year in March, which is the 11th time the company received the award since 2002.

Any collision center performing warranty work on GM vehicles must use GM approved refinish materials. For more information about all the BASF OEM approvals visit