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Dye-base colors with complete transparency for viewing under-coated graphics and strong hue changes from light to dark depending upon the angle of view and contour of the surface. Reduced with 4004 Transparent Base. (See more detailed information at bottom of page)
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Auto Air Candy Color 4oz set A
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Set contains:
2 - 4oz 4011 Reducer  
1 - 4oz Candy Yellow                 
1- 4 oz Candy Black
1 - 4oz Candy Red      
1 - 4oz Candy Emerald Green

Auto Air Candy Color 4oz set B
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Set contains:
2 - 4oz Transparent Base        
1 - 4oz Candy Orange         
1-  4 oz Candy Purple
1 - 4oz Candy Black         
1 - 4oz Candy Black Cherry

Auto Air Candy Apple Red 4 oz
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Auto Air Candy Black 4 oz
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Auto Air Candy Black Cherry 4 oz
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Auto Air Candy Brite Blue 4 oz
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Auto Air Candy Emerald Green 4 oz
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Auto Air Candy Orange 4 oz
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Auto Air Candy Purple 4 oz
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Auto Air Candy Sunset 4 oz
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Auto Air Candy Yellow 4 oz
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Auto Air Transparent Base 16 oz
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Use as base for mixing with 4600 Series Candy Colors and as mid-coat. Prior to clearing, use as a filling, mid-coat (inter-coat)over other colors as fill coat over large pigments and flakes for more even paint film, especially prior to clearing 4500 Series and 4400 Series Colors.
Auto Air Transparent Base 4oz
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Use as base for mixing with 4600 Series Candy Colors and as mid-coat. Prior to clearing, use as a filling, mid-coat (inter-coat)over other colors as fill coat over large pigments and flakes for more even paint film, especially prior to clearing 4500 Series and 4400 Series Colors.
   
 

Auto Air Candy Colors are true candy colors. Candy Colors are transparent, brilliant colors that allow the underlying coat to interact with the light passing through the candy color.

Use Candy Colors over 4100 Series Aluminum Bases. Candy Colors may also be used over Pearlized, Iridescent, Metallic, Cosmic, or Hot Rod Sparkle Colors for candy effects.

For awesome candied metal-flake finishes, mix Candy Colors directly 4500 Series Hot Rod Sparkle Series. Candy Colors may be intermixed with one another for custom candy blends. 

Although the Candy Colors are used as a base coat color, they are dye-based and special considerations need to be made when using them as opposed to the regular base coat paints. Candy Colors will have a tact-like feel even after they have cured. The Candy Colors are sensitive and cannot be directly masked on.  Candy Colors need to be thoroughly cured then cleared before graphics can be taped or masked. If a paint job done with Candy Colors is to be left alone for a prolonged period prior to clear coating, a coat of clear should be applied to protect the colors from picking up dust and dirt. As the Candy Colors are sensitive and prone to blemishes when touched, a coat of clear will prevent any markings that could occur when attempting to clean.

Candy Colors are concentrated.  Add Transparent Extender (the base of the Candy Colors) direct to Candy Colors when spraying large areas to prevent unwanted color build-up.

Please note: The Candy Colors will not look good until the clear is applied. The clear’s gloss will bring to life the Candy Colors.

The Candy Colors are more difficult to spray than other Auto Air Colors. It is best to work in very light coats. Light coats will avoid unwanted buildup and blotches of color and prevent crawling, which may happen as the Candy Colors are very thin colors. Often, 8 or more coats will be applied to achieve the desired color.

It is imperative to completely cure the Candy Colors.  This may take several hours if drying in open air conditions.

Bleeding is an issue if the colors are not completely cured prior to clearing.  It may be best to lock up the Candy Colors with the first tact coat. Allow the first coat about 15 minutes or so to flash before putting on the next coat. The clear’s catalyzing will prevent the candy colors from bleeding into the next coat(s) of clear, which could happen when wet coats are quickly applied onto one another on top of a coat of candy that has not completely cured. The candy colors’ dye crawling  does not always occur, it is more likely to happen in humid conditions when moisture rests on the candy as the clear is applied.


For an added effect, lightly dust on a coat of the 4300 Series Pearl White, Metallic White or the 4500 Series Sparkle White onto the Aluminum Base after it has been heat cured but before the Candy Colors are applied. The light dust coat will not be built-up enough to stop the light from reflecting off the Aluminum Base but will create a shimmering effect that pops in the sun, adding a new dimension to the Candy Color.  This can also be achieved by lightly dusting on a coat in between coats of the Candy Color.

Other 4300 and 4500 Series Colors can be used and keyed with the Candy Color depending upon the color. For more pronounced, glimmering Candy Colors, use the 4300 and 4500 Series Colors directly as the base for the Candy Color. The 4500 Series Hot Rod Sparkle White is a killer base for the Candy Colors. The Hot Rod Sparkle White will shimmer and glisten through the Candy Color and allow the natural Candy Color to be seen, as opposed to tinting the Candy Color with, for example, Hot Rod Sparkle Purple.