There is only one color that has defined the Petty brand over the past 65 years, Petty Blue, And, for the last 25 years the Petty family has relied on R-M Automotive Finishes, a brand of BASF to bring that color to life. In 2015, R-M will continue that tradition on the No. 43 and also provide the colorful finishes to the No. 9 Ford and the No. 43 XFINITY team for Richard Petty Motorsports.
R-M Onyx HD will also be the automotive finish for all custom cars prepared at Petty's Garage. R-M is known as the paint brand in the automotive finish industry that is customer driven and committed to providing excellent results that promote high productivity and enhanced environmental awareness.
"Our relationship with the Petty brand is an extension of our belief in delivering top performance and quality," said Mike Freeman, R-M Market Segment Manager for BASF. "The Petty brand, including Richard Petty Motorsports and Petty's Garage, execute at the highest levels in their respective categories. It's only natural for us to partner to ensure all their automotive finish needs are met to the highest standards."
Richard Petty Motorsports recently moved into a new race shop that houses two paint booths while Petty's Garage also has an additional two booths. The need for a superior automotive finish at both locations is always an extremely high priority.
"We are very detailed in all the work we do to our race cars and our customer cars," said Richard Petty, Co-Owner of Richard Petty Motorsports and Owner of Petty's Garage. "R-M is the brand we trust to deliver the best colors when they leave our race shop. They have proved to have the best products and really help define our cars on the track and for our customers off the track."