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. Apply a clear top-coat or candy mid-coat is recommended soon after Aluminum Bases have cured. You can also apply 4004 Transparent Base or 4030 AutoAir Balancing Clear, if extended time is planned before top-coating as inter-coat will protect from direct contact when cleaning prior to clear.
I was looking for something that would simulate metal flake and this came very close. The coarse aluminum needs to be sprayed through a larger nozzle than my airbrushes, so I just used a small spray gun. It applies nicely and really sparkles, especially with a candy coat over top.
I am always impressed with the Auto Air products. And the service at Maple Airbrush is why I will always be a loyal customer.
I had questions about what would meet my needs for my project and as always, Donna walked me through the product and proper use...
In short... I will be back to Maple again soon