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AutoAir Mediums

4030- Balancing Clear

4030 - Balancing Clear/Mix Additive

A non-catalyzed, polyurethane, water-based clear.
  • Mix 4030 Balancing Clear 10 - 25% per volume or more with Createx Airbrush Colors for improved performance on non-porous, hard surfaces.

  • 4030 mixed with Createx Airbrush Colors or any Createx Colors paint creates an acrylic-urethane paint which greatly improves spray performance.

  • 4030 works as an adhesion promoter when mixed with Createx Airbrush Colors, perfect for painting plastics, vinyl and most any surface that is difficult for paint to adhere to.

  • Createx Airbrush Colors air-dry to a much more durable coating when mixed with 4030 Balancing Clear.

  • 4030 also works as a protective inter-coat when applied over Createx Airbrush Colors. Reduce 10% 4012 High Performance Reducer when applying 4030 as an inter-coat.

  • 4030 appears milky in solution, dries clear. Colors dry to a satin finish when mixed with 4030.

  • Mix with all Createx Colors prior to use when painting hard-surfaces, plastic & automotive.

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Application Guide / Technical Data Sheets
4030 Balancing Clear (TDS)

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Item number
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DescriptionList PriceSale Price
4030 02 Createx Balancing Clear 2 oz $5.85 $5.45
4030 04 Createx Balancing Clear 4 oz $9.00 $8.39
4030 08 Createx Balancing Clear 8 oz $17.00 $15.79
4030 16 Createx Balancing Clear 16 oz $32.00 $29.95
4030 32 Createx Balancing Clear 32 oz $60.00 $55.80

  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS/MSD) available here



  • 4040- Bleed Checker

    4030 - Balancing Clear/Mix Additive

    • 4040 Bleed Checker is a hybridized, urethane-acrylic clear used as an inter-coat intended for application over candy2o to prevent the candy2o’s dyes from bleeding into top-coated colors.

    • Apply 4040 Bleed Checker over candy2o as an inter-coat.  After 4040 has thoroughly dried (30 – 60 minutes), other colors including subsequent candy2o colors may be applied direct without scuffing.  4040 will prevent the underlying candy2o’s dye from leaching (“bleeding”) into the top-coated colors.

    • Apply 4040 Bleed Checker un-reduced, straight from the bottle when applying as an inter-coat over candy2o.  Do not reduce with 4012 Reducer as it’s a solvent used with candy2o and use of it in 4040 will create a shared material between candy2o and 4040 which may allow for bleeding.

    California Proposition 65 - WARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm



    Application Guide / Technical Data Sheets
    4040 Bleed Checker (TDS)

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    Item number
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    DescriptionList PriceSale Price
    4040 02 Createx Bleed Checker 2 oz $6.75 $5.25
    4040 04 Createx Bleed Checker 4 oz $10.00 $9.00
    4040 08 Createx Bleed Checker 8 oz $20.00 $17.00
    4040 16 Createx Bleed Checker 16 oz $37.00 $32.00
    4040 32 Createx Blead Checker 32 oz $70.00 $60.00

  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS/MSD) available here



  • 4004 - Transparent Base


    4004 transparent base

    The colorless resin base to Wicked Colors and Auto Air Colors
    • 4004 works as a low-build inter-coat, transparent extender for colors. 4004 appears milky in solution yet dries clear.
    • Works as a light, protective inter-coat perfect for protecting airbrushed artwork before taping. T-shirt painter may also wish to apply a light coat or two of 4004 onto the fabric prior to painting to lock down any fabric nap. Reduce 4004 Transparent Base 10% per volume with 4012.

    4004 Transparent Base is identical to the formerly marketed W200 Wicked Transparent Base



    Application Guide / Technical Data Sheets
    4004 Transparent Base (TDS)

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    DescriptionList PriceSale Price
    4004 02 Createx Transparent Base 2 oz $3.91 $2.95
    4004 04 Createx Transparent Base 4 oz $5.33 $4.20
    4004 08 Createx Transparent Base 8 oz $9.79 $7.50
    4004 16 Createx Transparent Base 16 oz $17.38 $13.75
    4004 32 Createx Transparent Base 32 oz $29.68 $22.95
    4004 12 Createx Transparent Base Gallon $114.63 $89.00



    Createx Clears


    createx clears logo
    Createx Clear Coats
    For Interior & Light Exterior Applications
    • Water-Based Acrylic
    • Water Resistant
    • Airbrush Friendly

    Scenix SSR Clears
    For Industrial Strength, Exterior Architectural Coating
    • Water-based Acrylic-Aliphatic Urethane
    • Water-proof
    • Extreme Chemical Resistance
      (SSR = Sun Screen Resistant)
    • Non-Yellowing



    Createx Cleaners

    5618 - Airbrush Cleaner

    airbrush cleanser

    A mild, water-based solvent cleaner for rinsing colors while painting.
    • Rinses paint from airbrush or spray-gun more effectively compared to water when changing colors.
    • Helps maintain proper working condition of airbrush or spray-gun by preventing build-up of dried paint.
    • Spray 5618 in between colors while painting to partially clean airbrush or spray-gun before using next color.
    • Compared to 4012, 5618 is a milder cleaner. When adding 4030 to Createx Colors paints and clears, flushing colors with 4012 is more effective compared to cleaning with 5618.



    Item number
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    DescriptionList PriceSale Price
    5618 02 Createx Airbrush Cleaner2 oz $3.24 $2.59
    5618 04 Createx Airbrush Cleaner 4 oz $5.36 $4.25
    5618 08 Createx Airbrush Cleaner 8 oz $6.09 $4.95
    5618 16 Createx Airbrush Cleaner 16 oz $10.80 $7.59
    5618 32 Createx Airbrush Cleaner 32 oz $18..93 $13.95

  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS/MSD) available here


  • 4008 - Airbrush Restorer




    Createx Reducers


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    4011 - High Temperature Reducer

    4011 hi temp reducter
    • 4011 is a dilutant used for thinning paint viscosity. Appears clear in the bottle.

    • 4011 assists drying times by flashing water from the paint. 4011 also helps reduce tip-dry compared to diluting with water. Intended for use with all Createx Colors paints.

    • High temperature: best used over 80º F (27º C) or more . 4011 allows colors to flow longer, for improved orientation of metallics and pearls and less seeding or buildup of the dye in candy2O. 4011 is a dilutant that is slower drying compared to 4012. Works especially well when using a spray-gun in temperatures over 80 degrees F (27 deg. C).

    • Water-based paint material containing Propylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether Acetate

    • Slower compared with 4012 for more flow and open time

    • Generally added 5 – 10% per volume



    Item number
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    DescriptionList PriceSale Price
    4011 04 High Temperature Reducer4 oz $6.25 $5.10
    4011 08 High Temperature Reducer 8 oz $12.95 $10.55
    4011 16 High Temperature Reducer 16 oz $16.79 $13.40
    4011 32 High Temperature Reducer 32 oz $27.50 $21.95

  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS/MSD) available here


  • 4012 - HIGH PERFORMANCE REDUCER

    4012 High performance reducter
    • Standard dilutant for all Createx paints.

    • A premium thinner to lower viscosity for better atomization.

    • Use as an airbrush cleaner when airbrushing colors mixed with 4030 Inter-coat. (Airbrush Cleaner #5618 is not strong enough to clean colors mixed with 4030)

    • For use with Createx Airbrush Colors, Auto Air Colors, Wicked Colors, Illustration Colors and AutoBorne Sealers.

    • Water-based paint material containing 2-Butoxy Ethanol.

    • Medium temperature: best used 60 – 80º F (16 – 27º C).

    • Generally added 5 – 10% per volume

    • Do not use with Scenix SSR Gloss Clear.


    Item number
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    DescriptionList PriceSale Price
    4012 02 High Performance Reducer 2 oz $4.17 $3.30
    4012 04 High Performance Reducer 4 oz $6.34 $5.10
    4012 08 High Performance Reducer 8 oz $12.95 $10.55
    4012 16 High Performance Reducer 16 oz $16.79 $13.40
    4012 32 High Performance Reducer 32 oz $27.50 $21.95

  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS/MSD) available here



  • 4020 - AUTOMOTIVE REDUCER

    4650 Automotive Reducer

    • Colors dry faster, cure to a harder coating compared with reducing with 4012 High Performance Reducer.

    • Specialty thinner for use in humid or cold conditions

    • 4020 works best by mixing with 4012 to create a cocktailed dilutant. Diluting Createx paints with 4020 alone is not recommended as paint may prematurely cure, seed in the cup and create cured paint particle contaminants.

    • For use with Auto Air Colors, Candy2o logo, Wicked Colors, Createx Illustration Colors and Scenix Paints & Clears.

    • Makes paint flow easy with minimal tip-dry.

    • Best when with 4012 or 4011 to create a cocktailed dilutant so colors flow & dry fast without seeding.

    • Recommended starting ratio is 4012 3:1 4020 (25% 4020 per volume). Non-reactive; does not serve as a catalyst.

    • Contains Acetone and Glycol Ethers. (flammable - can not ship via air)

    • Do not use with Scenix SSR Gloss Clear.

    • Use only in controlled spray environments with adequate ventilation and a NIOSH / MSHA approved respirator.



    Item number
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    DescriptionList PriceSale Price
    4020 02 Automotive Reducer 2 oz $4.75 $4.45
    4020 04 Automotive Reducer 4 oz $7.30 $6.95
    4020 08 Automotive Reducer8 oz $15.15 $13.95
    4020 16 Automotive Reducer 16 oz $19.83 $18.95
    4020 32 Automotive Reducer 32 oz $32.17 $29.95

  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS/MSD) available here



  • 4900 Series - Additive Sets


    905 Additive Set of 3


    4905 Additive Set of 3

    Set Consisting of 4 oz ea:
    • 4008-04 Restorer
    • 4012-04 High Performance Reducer
    • 4030-04 Intercoat/Mixing Additive



    Item number
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    DescriptionList PriceSale Price
    4905 04 Createx Additive Set of 3 4oz $21.21 $16.80



    4906 ADDITIVE SET of 4


    4906 ADDITIVE SET of 4
    with 4020 AUTOMOTIVE REDUCER

    Set Consisting of 4 oz ea:
    • 4008-04 Restorer
    • 4012-04 High Performance Reducer
    • 4020-04 Automotive Reducer
    • 4030-04 Intercoat/Mixing Additive


    Item number
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    4906 04 Createx Additive Set of 4 4oz $25.35 $20.09



    4100 SERIES - ALUMINUM BASES


    4101 aluminum base

    Aluminum Base Colors are actual aluminum with unique properties separate from other Auto Air Colors.  They’re highly reflective, making them an ideal base for candy colors.  They also work excellent as a standalone silver finish; 4102 Aluminum Base Medium is an incredibly brilliant, show quality finish.

    Start with 6013 AutoBorne Silver Sealer.
    When painting large panels, bike tanks & fenders, complete vehicles, apply 4100 Series Aluminum Bases as a mid-coat over AutoBorne Sealer Aluminum to achieve an even metallic orientation.  When applied over a black or non-metallic base as a base color, 4100 Series Aluminum can appear splotchy on side-cast views despite an even application that looks well orientated on direct views; this is a unique characteristic of the aluminum flake which makes them different compared to 4300 Series Silvers.  4100 Series Aluminums are spectacular silvers, however for large applications; best results are achieved applying them over a silver ground coat.

    Aluminum Bases are sensitive to touch.  Do not wipe clean or scuff after painting as any direct contact will create visible streak marks in the final finish due to the aluminum flakes being bent & crushed when wiped.  The aluminum flakes are brilliant but are much different to work with compared to Auto Air 4300 Series silvers.  Applying a clear top-coat or candy mid-coat is recommended soon after Aluminum Bases have cured.  Apply 4004 Transparent Base or 4030 Auto Air Inter-Coat if extended time is planned before top-coating as inter-coat will protect from direct contact when cleaning prior to clear.

    Coverage:  Aluminum Bases cover well as they’re applied as a pearl mid-coat over a black sealer base.  100% coverage is not intended as dimension is created by allowing some of the black base to be visible in the final finish.  On average, 2 – 3 light coats with a full sized spray gun over a black base is required.  Avoid excessive material build-up as this creates mottling and a splotchy finish. Refer to Hard Surface Application Guide’s Material Usage project-specified material estimate.

    Aluminum Bases are best applied with a spray-gun or large tip-sized airbrush.  Refer to Hard Surface Application Guide for further application information.


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    4101 Aluminum Base FINE
    4101 04 Aluminum Base Fine 4 oz $8.98 $7.35
    4101 16 Aluminum Base Fine 16 oz $34.08 $27.85
    4101 32 Aluminum Base Fine 32 oz $64.67 $52.85
    4101 12 Aluminum Base Fine Gallon $245.59 $200.65
    4101 Aluminum Base MEDIUM
    4102 04 Aluminum Base Medium 4 oz $8.98 $7.35
    4102 16 Aluminum Base Medium 16 oz $34.08 $27.85
    4102 32 Aluminum Base Medium 32 oz $64.67 $52.85
    4102 12 Aluminum Base Medium Gallon $245.59 $200.65
    4101 Aluminum Base COARSE
    4103 04 Aluminum Base Coarse 4 oz $8.98 $7.35
    4103 16 Aluminum Base Coarse 16 oz $34.08 $27.85
    4103 32 Aluminum Base Coarse 32 oz $64.67 $52.85
    4103 12 Aluminum Base Coarse Gallon $245.59 $200.65




    AutoAir Quicksilver Chrome and Gold Plating

    AutoAir metallic Colors, Quicksilver Chrome and Gold Plating are 6061-T6 Aluminum, a highly reflective, aircraft-grade aluminum. For true, brilliant Metallic colors.

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    4104 Quicksilver Chrome

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    4104 Quicksiver vs. 4105 Gold Plating

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    How-To Spray 4104 Quicksilver & 4105 Gold Plating

    4104 - QUICKSILVER CHROME

    quicksilver crome

    4104 Quicksilver is 6061-T6 Aluminum, a highly reflective, aircraft-grade aluminum.

    Do not reduce. Spray directly from the bottle around 20 psi inlet. Quicksilver Chrome has excellent adhesion direct to any surface and can be applied direct to glossy, non-sanded surfaces such as powder-coat, urethane finishes, plastics, and any substrate.

    Apply over a gloss black surface, such as 4258 Auto Air Gloss Black

    Apply Quicksilver Chrome in very, very light coats. It’s essential that some of the black base be visible through the Quicksilver Chrome even on the direct view. It cannot be stressed enough how light Quicksilver Chrome is applied; too much and the brilliant chrome effect is lost. Anodized Colors – Mix Quicksilver Chrome 1:1 candy2o for a true, brilliant anodized color.


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    4104 04 Quicksilver Chrome 4 oz $27.00 $22.95
    4104 16 Quicksilver Chrome 16 oz $90.00 $76.50
    4104 32 Quicksilver Chrome 32 oz $165.00 $140.25
    4104 12 Quicksilver Chrome Gallon $600.00 $540.00



    4105 - Gold Plating

    4105 Gold Plating is T6 aircraft-grade aluminum with a golden yellow coating. It creates a highly reflective metallic gold without a penalized or textured finish.

    Do not reduce. Spray directly from the bottle around 25 psi inlet. 4105 Gold Plating has excellent adhesion direct to any surface and can be applied direct to glossy, non-sanded surfaces such as powder-coat, urethane finishes, plastics, and any substrate.

    Apply over a gloss white base for a vivid, billet gold.
    (Use 4230 Transparent white with a Gloss Top Coat)

    Apply over a gloss black base for a deep, orange-shade gold.

    Apply 4105 Gold Plating in very, very light coats. It's essential that some of the black base be visible through 4105 Gold Plating.

    Combine Gold Plating with small amounts of Quicksilver Chrome to create a pale Gold.


    Item number
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    DescriptionList PriceSale Price
    4105 04 Gold Plating 4 oz $27.00 $22.95
    4105 16 Gold Plating 16 oz $90.00 $76.50
    4105 32 Gold Plating 32 oz $165.00 $140.25
    4105 12 Gold Plating Gallon $600.00 $540.00


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