An essential additive that enhances spray performance & paint adhesion. Mix with all Auto Air Colors prior to use.
4030 is a non-catalyzed, polyurethane, water-based clear for mixing with colors for improved performance and coating integrity upon curing.
I delayed painting when I learned of this additive and I am glad I waited for it to arrive. The project is a touch up to a motorcycle helmet, which requires high opacity colours that match the originals and that have a durable finish plus good adhesion. I am spraying a home made mixture of thick, high opacity acrylics thinned with water and approx. 5% wetting agent. To that #4030 is added as 25% maximum, per the literature, of the final spraying dilution.
It drips out of its bottle a bit gooey, like egg white, but it doesn't seem to change the overall consistency or opacity once it's stirred in. I don't shake it because that will cause the wetting agent to foam.
You can do a quick test of brushing or spraying onto paper and comparing how the dried paint with #4030 is "plasticized" with a definite stretchy film like property when you tear the paper. I saw a video of skateboards painted with and without #4030 Mix Additive, showing the difference in abrasion resistance and that was about enough to convince me to use this product.
I haven't tested the adhesive benefits. But in my brief experience, it won't make up for a surface that has not been prepped well enough, as I learned the hard way upon lifting masking tape from the previous colour that was sprayed 1 or 2 days before.
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Worked fine. Did exactly what it is supposed to.
The revolutionary Artool Killer GrungeFX by Mike Lavallee is a Freehand Airbrush Template in a can! Layout random organic patterns for creating some monster natural backgrounds at the press of your finger to achieve a myriad of one-of-a-kind textures on your surface for airbrushing solvent-based paints. Turn your motorcycle, hot-rod or hobby project into a killer grunge creation instantly.
Working in a custom paint shop you get all kinds of requests, from the simple to extremely complicated. I'm always looking for ways to take the things that are very difficult to paint and make them easier to do.
Some of the more difficult things to pull off convincingly with an airbrush are textures: things like stone , sand , rust and metal pitting to name a few.
Killer Grunge effects and it comes a spray can! You just spray the Grunge FX on your project first then spray any automotive base coat over it let your paint flash then just take a soft paper towel and wipe the Grunge FX spray away. You can repeat the process over and over in layers to get different looks.
The can comes with two special nozzles: "FAT SPLAT" and as the name implies it shoots the FX spray in big fat splats. And "FINE SPLAT" this one not only will shoot a fine splatter pattern it also will do a very cool pattern I like to call Alien Skin or Frog Skin. This one is very cool!
A premium reducer for thinning water-based paint. 4012 is intended for use with Auto-Air Colors, Wicked Colors, Illustration Colors and AutoBorne Sealers.
**Contains Acetone and Glycol Ethers: use only in controlled spray environments with adequate ventilation and a NIOSH / MSHA approved respirator.**
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Transparent Base is the color-less resin base to the Wicked Colors Airbrush Paint Line and Auto Air Colors.