Medium 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.
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.
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 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.