FIVA Master Class

FIVA Master Class

In the Master Class series, our official partners publish information helpful to the owners of historic vehicles, ranging from the effects (and possible risks for HVs) of additives in oil, through to methods of restoring parts and paint.


Masterclass provided by Glasurit

Dr. Katharina Fechtner, Chemist, BASF Coatings GmbH and Jürgen Book, Classic Cars, BASF Coatings GmbH, have provided an in-depth article on paint and paint processes. We are publishing this article here in three parts.


What paint can do …

How can I not only visually enhance an object but also make it as durable as possible and enable it to be used as long as possible? The answer is simple: by painting it. The underlying science is much more complex, however. But that’s exactly what makes the world of paints and coatings so fascinating and diverse.


  • Download part 1: here  (in English) 
  • Télécharger la partie 1 ici  (en français)
  • Download Teil 1:  hier (in deutscher Sprache) 

How can the properties of the individual paint layers be achieved?


  • Download part 2: here (In English)
  • Télécharger la partieici (en français)
  • Download Teil 2: hier (in deutscher Sprache) 

A paint cannot be reduced to the sum of its components, however. As with a recipe for the kitchen, the quality of the raw materials, as well as the order of the steps and the processing of the individual components, are important factors for the later properties.


  • Download part 3: here (in English)
  • Télécharger la partieici  (en français)
  • Download Teil 3: here (in deutscher Sprache)
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