Get Solid Results...From Water in our Eco-Friendly Paint Facility
With a state-of-the-art paint facility at Global Collision Center, in Troy, MI, our team is able to provide clients with long-lasting, high-quality results that can be trusted for many years to come. In order to keep our team and our environment protected, Global Collision Center utilizes a water-based paint from the chemical company, BASF, to eliminate exposing harmful chemicals into the air and within our body shop.
About BASF, The Chemical Company
BASF, The Chemical Company, is the world's leading chemical company. Its portfolio ranges from oil and gas to chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products, and fine chemicals. As a reliable partner, BASF helps its customers in all industries by providing high value products and intelligent solutions, which is why we only use BASF Onyx HD Waterborne Basecoat paint in our facility.
Onyx HD is a cost-effective choice that lowers VOCS and delivers a tested work system to enhance shop performance. Major nameplates, such as General Motors and Ford, use BASF waterborne systems on their assembly lines and in their retail locations.
Solvent-Based Paint vs. Water-Based Paint
Solvent-based paint, sometimes referred to as "oil-based" or "alkyd," contain a significantly high level of organic solvents.
These solvents produce a strong odor and may be hazardous to human health and the environment. The solvents facilitate the paint's application, drying, and formation.
During the application and drying, the solvent evaporates releasing Volatile Organic Compound (VOCs), which creates a toxic and negative impact on the Earth's atmosphere. Ideally, a dry paint film should no longer contain solvent.
With the advancement of technology, water-based paint, or "acrylic emulsions," are beginning to replace these harmful solvents. With the use of quality water-based paint, such as BASF, our painters are able to offer exceptional durability, quicker drying time, and less harmful emissions for our shop and our Mother Earth.
For more information on solvent versus water-based paint visit, PaintQuality.com.
In Harmony with the Environment
BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy-efficiency, nutrition, and mobility.
Onyx HD has a reduced overspray and lowers the odor in our facility making for a safe and healthy shop. Our certified technicians add Hydropure to unused coatings, which assist the paint in separating easier for disposal, while the leftover liquid can be put back into use. Now that's recycling!
The Confident Choice
BASF's advanced technology reduces processing time, has faster spray time, and a quicker drying time, which makes it the smart choice for large automotive manufacturers, such as Honda. Some large automotive brands have already chosen BASF as an approved manufacturer. This means that warranty paint repairs may be available to you, depending on your vehicle manufacturer.
Global Collision Center prefers BASF water-based paint because it offers our shop clients a faster repair process, a clean design and atmosphere, and most importantly, an assured lifetime warranty for support down the road.