Richard Petty, famed NASCAR driver and one of the most respected figures in motorsports, has converted Petty’s Garage to BASF 's new R-M Onyx HD waterborne paint. Petty is known in racecar circles for a trademark shade of blue color that is prominent on his racing automobiles. “Petty Blue” was born out of necessity when he ran out of paint and mixed two different colors to finish a job.
Petty’s conversion to R-M Onyx HD waterborne offers customers of the high performance shop a waterborne basecoat system that is in compliance with VOC regulations. The first car to be painted with Onyx HD waterborne at Petty’s Garage is another first: the first Richard Petty Signature Series Mustang.
“The Ford Mustang from Petty’s Garage is a natural progression in the line of performance vehicles tuned by racing’s first family,” said Murray Pfaff of Pfaff Designs, designers of the Richard Petty Signature Series Mustang. “I am proud and honored to create the visual direction for what will undoubtedly be a new legacy for years to come.”