Cushman Goes Green

BASF The Chemical CompanyThe management and staff at Cushman Paint and Body share your concern about the effect of chemicals on the environment, and we're doing something about it. We are proud to be among a select group of collision centers who have chosen to go green.  In fact, we are the first auto body repair shop in the CSRA to switch completely to BASF premium waterborne primer and paint.

Waterborne technology replaces the petroleum-based solvents inherently found in traditional primer and paint and replaces them with distilled water. By using BASF's R-M Onyx HD, we have reduced basecoat VOC emissions by approximately 90 percent over solvent-borne products. The waterborne primer and basecoat, combined with clearcoat, makes the paint much more durable and resistant to general wear and tear from the elements.

Approximately 70 percent of all new cars, including high-end manufacturers such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz, are finished with waterborne paint, making  BASF R-M Onyx HD the ideal system for repairing your car or truck.  Ultra-luxury cars such as Maybach and Rolls Royce are hand sprayed at the plant with BASF waterborne paints, and R-M Onyx HD is used exclusively at Cushman Paint and Body Shops in Evans, Augusta, Martinez, Thomson and Waynesboro, GA.

The use of BASF waterborne paints by these ultra-luxury car manufacturers is a testament to the quality of BASF's waterborne technology and the confidence that these companies have in BASF products.

Around the world, BASF waterborne technology is changing the way vehicles are finished and refinished. Among refinish companies, only BASF has commercial waterborne experience reaching back more than 30 years.

Today, the move toward cost-efficient, low-VOC coating is apparent at the OEM and refinish level. Major nameplates, including General Motors and Ford, use BASF waterborne systems on their assembly lines and in their shops. Cushman Paint and Body was among the pioneers in switching to Onyx HD waterborne finishes.

With a tradition in waterborne technology that stretches back more than a decade, R-M leads the industry in delivering this cost-effective, environmentally responsible choice. Onyx HD’s reduced overspray and lowered odor facilitate a safe and healthy environment for our shop and our community.