Createx Colors Intercoat 4030

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4030 Intercoat Clear - A non-catalyzed, polyurethane, water-based clear. For use with automotive & hard-surface applications. 4030 has 2 functions: 1) an intercoat and, 2) an additive mixed with any Createx Colors brand for improved spray performance and coating durability.

Mix Additive: Recommend for use with Auto Air Colors, , Wicked Colors and Createx Illustration Colors hard-surface & automotive applications.

  • Mix 10% per volume (9:1) or greater directly with paint. Mix well. For best performance, allow mix (including reducer if any) to acclimate for 10 minutes minimum prior to use.
  • 4030 is not a reducer as paint viscosity is not truly lowered. Use 4012 and 4020 Reducers along with 4030.
  • must be mixed with 4030 for color formation and coating integrity. Mix 10% or more.
  • 48 hour pot-life after mixing with 4030 Intercoat. Keep colors capped airtight after use.
  • When using a spray-gun and applying base color with an airbrush, 4030 improves flow upon contact with surface for a more level finish. Metallic orientation and dye dispersion in , is greatly improved as is the resistance to cratering when medium coats are applied. 4030 also promotes a more durable, scratch resistant finish after air drying.

Inter-coat: May be used as semi-gloss, protective clear used over base colors prior to graphics. 4030 dries to a flat, hard and level surface perfect for taping and masking onto with reduced chance of under-spray.

  • 4030 dries to a much flatter surface compared with 4004 Transparent Base and is recommended as Intercoat clear to protect during taping.
  • When 4030 is used as an intercoat over base colors, 4030 should not be applied a second time as additional application of 4030 can re-activate first application allowing candy’s dyes to bleed though subsequent colors. Instead, use 4004 Transparent Base as a non-reactive barrier between subsequent candy applications.
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29 Reviews

  • 5
    Createx 4030 Intercoat and clear additive

    Posted by J.S. on Nov 01, 2021

    This is very helpful for helping with leveling water based clear coats. Could be used as a clear as well but it does not have any UV inhibitors. Good for covering and protecting base coats that need to be worked on and taped off. It can be used with any water based paint and is therefore very universal. Needs to be thinned when using in an airbrush.

  • 4

    Posted by Duane Marshall on Oct 23, 2021

    Works great as a carrier for candy or over colors for masking. My only complaint is its shelf life seems quite short and starts to quagulate making it useless after a few months.

  • 5
    A must-have for Candy2o

    Posted by Jamie on Jun 15, 2021

    This is a must-have if you're using the Candy2o dye colors. I know that Createx officially recommends the UVLS clear, but this is my go-to for mixing with any candy color. Works flawlessly.

  • 5

    Posted by Brenton Barnett on Jun 05, 2021

    This is a great intercoat clear. Especially useful for candy paint. It has great flow out and levelling properties. Makes custom painting a breeze. Createx is leaps and bounds ahead of the competition.

  • 5
    Createx 4030

    Posted by Christopher on May 22, 2021

    I use the Createx 4030 with the Candy2o colors. I find that it works great as an intercoat clear. I find when I use it I don't have any problems with adhesion or tip dry. I definitely recommend it.

  • 5

    Posted by Bruno Mantovani on Jan 31, 2021

    Amazing product, it has many applications and functions. Very good one

  • 5
    super !

    Posted by Bismuth Serge on Jan 08, 2021

    je debute dans l aerographie je vous remercie

  • 5
    Many, many, uses for 4030

    Posted by Robert Davis on Dec 08, 2020

    My airbrushing is limited to fishing lure painting. I initially used 4030 as a intercoat only to solve some problems I was having. Stumbled on to a Createx video about the many uses for 4030. I did some testing and verified that adding 4030 to paint greatly improves adhesion. I now add 10-20% 4030 to all the Createx paints I use. This solves the problems I was having so I no longer have to use it for intercoating. I was also having problems with my final epoxy clear coat; uneven coating, fish eyes, etc. I tried a number of different sealer coatings before settling on 4030. Every lure I paint is sprayed with a seal coat of 4030. I wait 24hr then apply epoxy. Never have a problem with epoxy anymore. One word of caution. Polyurethane is a different animal than acrylics. Give EXTRA attention to cleaning airbrushes after spraying 4030. And, the smaller the needle, the greater the problems.

  • 4
    Createx Balancing Clear

    Posted by Scott Ridley on Nov 13, 2020

    Made a big difference when mixed with 4012 reducer & paint. Much better paint flow from air brush & leveling properties.

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