Auto Air Colors


Aluminum Base Coarse

Size: 4oz.

AutoAir Coarse Aluminum Base is made with actual aluminum flake, it's unique properties separate it from other Auto Air Colors. They're highly reflective, making them an ideal base for candy colors. They are excellent as a standalone silver finish.

Start with 6013 AutoBorne Silver Sealer. When painting large areas like panels, bike tanks & fenders, complete vehicles, apply 4100 Series Aluminum Bases as a mid-coat over AutoBorne Silver Sealer to achieve an even metallic orientation.

Suitable for metal, aluminium, fiberglass, vinyl, wood, concrete and most porous surfaces

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. 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Rob Hourigan
Aluminum Base

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.

Brad Rollins
Aluminum base course

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