Glasurit 90-Line Paint (Waterborne)

BASF Glasurit 90-Line Waterborne Paint

Backed by a lifetime warranty, Glasurit 90-Line paint system offers perfectly coordinated systems of premium products that emit far fewer VOCs (volatile organic compounds) than solventborne products. In fact, 90-Line meets the most stringent VOC regulations anywhere in the world.

Outstanding hiding power, easy application and optimal process times make 90-Line a genuine all-round talent among automotive coatings, both for solid and for metallic and special-effect colors. It’s no coincidence that 90-Line is the most globally successful waterborne basecoat system available.

“All Systems Go!”

The entire workflow is part of the straightforward Glasurit 90-Line advantage. The mixing formula is simple and prevents you from getting the mixture wrong. The aqueous mixing base and the pigmented bases are easy to homogenize – in your regular workplace using your tried and tested techniques.

You too can benefit from the superiority of this system!

Why 90-Line?

1. Technical advancements
Technical advancements and the experience gained from nearly 20 years of real-world experience have made the 90-Line system easy-to-use, cost-effective and reliable.

2. Virtually no learning curve
Using 90-Line is so similar to using a solventborne basecoat system, there is virtually no learning curve required to make the switch.

3. No special equipment
90-Line does not require any special mixing or spraying equipment.

4. Better productivity and profitability
Faster flash-off, shorter spray times and reduced material consumption (based on higher pigment content) all contribute to greater productivity and profitability.

5. Superior color matching
90-Line is fully compatible with BASF’s ColorMAX®, the finest color tool of its type available. Customers across the continent claim that they get a better color match from Glasuirt 90-Line than from any other system they have used.

6. Reduced emissions
With 90-Line, basecoat VOC emissions are reduced by approximately 90 percent over solventborne products.

7. Extended shelf life
90-Line’s shelf life is comparable to solventborne because mixing bases are not frost sensitive like other waterborne systems.

8. The ultimate finish
In addition to its productivity and environmental virtues, 90-Line continues to deliver the same kind of world-class gloss and finish that is identified with the Glasurit brand.

OEMs Use 90-Line

Approximately 70 percent of all new cars, including high-end manufacturers such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz, are finished with waterborne paint, making 90-Line the ideal system for repair. In addition, ultra-luxury cars such as Maybach and Rolls Royce are hand sprayed at the plant with 90-Line–the very same basecoat used by bodyshops today.

The use of 90-Line 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 Glasurit products.


1. Are there transport and storage problems with these products?
Unlike competitive waterborne systems, 90-Line tinting bases do not require any special handling for protection from freezing. There are only three products that need to be protected from freezing:

• 90-M4 Mixing Base
• 93-E3 Adjusting Base
• 90-M5 Blending Clear

2. Is it necessary to have a new mixing machine?
No, 90-Line can be used with existing Glasurit mixing machines.

3. Are new lids and paddles required?
90-Line uses conventional steel cans with existing lids and paddles. However, half-liter containers will require new paddles to fit the smaller size cans.

4. Are corrosion protected cans necessary?
Yes, when the basecoat colors have been mixed with 90-M4 Mixing Base and 93-E3 Adjusting Base, lined cans are needed for use and storage. However, unlike competitive waterborne systems, the highly concentrated 90-Line tinting bases do not contain water and do not require packaging in lined or plastic cans.

5. How many additives and special products are necessary for mixing?
Only the three products are special to 90-Line–the 90-M4 Mixing Base, the 93-E3 Adjusting Base and the 90-M5 Blending Clear. These are mixed according to required formulas.

6. What is the temperature range for using 90-Line products?
Because of its very large application window, 90-Line can be applied in a wide range of temperature and humidity conditions.

7. How long can I keep the mixed basecoat color?
Mixed 90-Line colors have a storage life of six months in lined or plastic containers that are properly sealed

8. What type of spray gun should I use with 90-Line?
Either conventional or HVLP equipment can be used.

9. How many products do I need?
Along with the tinting base colors, there are only three other products in the 90-Line system: 90-M4 Mixing Base, 93-E3 Adjusting Base and 90-M5 Blending Clear.

10. How many color coats are necessary?
Under normal circumstances, to obtain an exact color match only two coats are necessary plus one half coat for metallic or pearl effect coatings.

11. What is the flash-off time between coats?
Flash-off until matte after each coat is approximately 10 minutes.

12. What needs to be completed before the clearcoat is applied?
All current methods can be used to dry 90-Line basecoat colors. Basecoat dry times before applying the clearcoat are dependent upon the temperature, humidity and air circulation within the shop or booth. For example:

- Oven Drying: Approximately 10 minutes at 140 degrees Fahrenheit (air temperature)
- Air Drying: Dependent upon bodyshop conditions (basecoat must dry to a matte finish). Blowing air over small areas can speed up dry times approximately 3-5 minutes.

13. What products and additive adjusters are necessary for blending?
Excellent blending can be achieved with 90-Line basecoat material by using 90-M5 Blending Clear.

14. What should I use to clean spray guns and other equipment?
Immediately after using 90-Line material, spray guns and equipment can be cleaned with ordinary water.

15. How does using 90-Line effect solvent emissions?
You can reduce your basecoat solvent emissions by approximately 90 percent. When the basecoat is applied, the 90-Line ready-to-use mixture contains only 10 percent solvent and meets all known environmental regulations.



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