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How do you find BASF paint codes?

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Find BASF paint codes by using one of the company's offline or online color-matching tools. BASF color-matching tools include paint chip sets, swatch sets, CDs, a paint-management application with a dedicated device and an online database. A customer must contact a BASF refinish sales representative to gain access to most of these management tools. Use of online color tools like Formula Lookup, Color Chip and Tri-Color Lookup is restricted to registered users.

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BASF is the world's largest chemical producer, as of 2015. The BASF Functional Solutions segment of the company produces the paints. On the U.S. market, the company distributes four brands of coatings: Glasurit, R-M, Limco and Foose Colors.

Glasurit is a line of refinishing products; these include repair coatings and primers. R-M is the company's most affordable brand and includes the Carizzma line of paints. The Limco brand includes matte and metallic paints. Foose Colors is a line of paints developed by car designer Chip Foose. Online color-matching tools can be used for all four brands. Swatches from the Foose Colors Signature Collection can be previewed online for free on the brand's Web page. Colors on the website do not appear by code, however, but by their commercial names.

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