Auto-Air Colors - 4040 Bleed Checker

Auto-Air Colors 4040 Bleed Checker
2017 Createx Reduction Matrix Reduction Matrix
Reducing Auto Air Colors for Airbrush
Reducing Auto Air Colors for Spray-Gun

4000 Series Quick Guide:

  • 4030 Balancing Clear | Mix Additive – Essential additive that enhances spray performance & coating durability. Mix with all Auto Air Colors prior to use.
  • 4012 High Performance Reducer – Standard thinner for lower viscosity for airbrush use.
  • 4020 Automotive Reducer – A specialty reducer for painting in humid or cold conditions.
  • 4008 Restorer – removes dried paint from airbrush & spray-gun.

4000 Series sealers, additives & cleaners

4040 Bleed Checker

  • 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.