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Createx AutoBorne Water-based Sealer: Transparent (6000)

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Size: 4 oz
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Brand: Createx
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SKU: 6000-04
AutoBorne Sealer: Transparent (6000) Createx
Regular price $7.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $7.00 USD

Createx AutoBorne Water-Based Sealer Transparent 6000

Transparent Water-Based Sealer is the best choise from all the sealers selection for adhesion purposes. It has no pigment and provides exceptional adhesion to most plastics, wood, adn other hard surfaces.


The AutoBorne Water-Based Sealer: Transparent (6000) by Createx is a must-have product for anyone looking to achieve a flawless paintjob on their automotive or hard-surface projects. This transparent sealer provides an excellent foundation for any Createx Colors paint, ensuring improved coverage and faster drying times.

One of the standout features of the AutoBorne Sealer is its incredible adhesion to any substrate or surface, including plastics. This means there is no need for an adhesion promoter, saving you time and effort. With just two medium coats, this sealer provides excellent coverage, making your painting process quick and efficient.

Once dry, the AutoBorne Water-Based Sealer forms a level and hard finish, creating a smooth surface over which colors can flow effortlessly. Its waterproof properties make it perfect for exterior applications, providing long-lasting protection against the elements.

When it comes to sanding, the AutoBorne Sealer is easy to work with. It can be dry sanded with 1000-grit sandpaper, allowing you to achieve the perfect finish. What's more, there is no need to scuff the sealer prior to applying Createx Colors paints, saving you time and effort.

For optimal results, the AutoBorne Sealer can be reduced with the 4011 High Performance Reducer, at a ratio of 10% per volume. When applying the sealer, it is recommended to use a 1.3 - 1.4 tip-size gun, operated at a pressure of approximately 20 - 23 psi.

To ensure proper curing and re-coating, it is important to allow the sealer to dry matte before applying additional coats. If using the sealer as a finish color, it is recommended to clean it thoroughly with a degreaser before applying a protective coat, such as the 4004 Transparent Base, to prevent any reaction between the catalyzed clear and the sealer.

Overall, the AutoBorne Water-Based Sealer: Transparent (6000) by Createx is a reliable and high-quality product that will help you achieve professional-grade results on your automotive and hard-surface paintjobs. Its adhesion, coverage, and waterproof properties make it a valuable addition to any painting project.

Transparent Base: 5601, 4004, 5090 & 6000
Acrylic Resin in a Clear Solution


Transparent Base is the paint without the pigment. Each Createx paint brand has its own Transparent Base made with that brand’s resin type and generally has the same coating characteristics as the colors within the specific brand.

Appears milky in solution. Dries to a clear finish.

Gloss level after drying depends on specific brand of paint, each Transparent Base matching the gloss level of the colors.

  • 5601 Createx Airbrush Transparent Base: Semi-Gloss
  • 4004 Auto Air | Wicked Colors Transparent Base: Semi-Gloss
  • 5090 Illustration Transparent Base: Matte
  • 6000 AutoBorne Transparent Sealer: Matte

General Usage

Clear – Transparent Base may be used as a protective coating.

  • Inter-coat clear for protecting colors when taping & masking.
  • Light, protective top-coat clear. Refer to specific Transparent Base information on this sheet for durability and applications.

Transparency Extender – Transparent Base works as an extender for adding to colors to increase transparency, like how 4011 or 4012 dilutes colors on Transparent Base also adds resin to the mixture allowing for colors to increase transparency without losing adhesion.  This is beneficial when creating washes and tints out of colors where there is more dilutant in the mix compared to color.

Paint Rejuvenator – Paint viscosity may increase after long term storage due to loss of water content.  Adding Transparent Base to paint is best way to restore as resin is added when brining back a sprayable viscosity, ensuring adhesion and durability are not affected.  Strain well before spraying.

Specific Usage

5601 Createx Airbrush Transparent Base

  • Textile specific. Best used for textiles & fabrics, leather and other flexible, porous substrates.
  • Dries to a softer coating compared to other Transparent Bases.
  • Use a base coating to prepare t-shirt for airbrushing. Applying 5601 before colors helps lock down fabric knap, preventing it from interfering while airbrushing. Also improves coverage as initial colors do not soak into fabric; this is especially helpful when airbrushing onto black. Heat-setting 5601 before applying colors is recommended for this application. Refer to textile application guide for more.

4004 Auto Air Colors | Wicked Colors Transparent Base

  • Multi-purpose. Works on both textile and hard surfaces such as vinyl and aluminum.
  • For plastics, adding 4030 Balancing Clear 10 – 20% per volume recommended.
  • More durable compared to 5601 Transparent Base but not as durable as 6000 Transparent Sealer.

5090 Illustration Transparent Base

  • Features delayed cross-linking during which clear easily erases yet cures to a hard, durable coating after 48 hours air drying.
  • Low viscosity thins colors well.

6000 AutoBorne Transparent Sealer

  • Automotive-grade, our most durable Transparent Base.
  • Does not have to be scuffed prior to paint.
  • Self-levels & dries quickest of all Transparent Bases.
  • Excellent adhesion promoter. Apply direct to any plastic for adhesion prior to applying colors.
  • Limited flexibility; not for use direct to leather or vinyl; instead use 4004 Transparent Base mixed with 10 – 20% 4030 Balancing Clear for improved adhesion & durability.
  • Compatible with all Createx paints.
  • Cures and adheres best when diluted with 4012.


  • Transparent Base can be applied in a wide variety of manners. 
  • Most often is applied in very light coats commonly referred to as a “drop-coat” in that there is less material and greater distance between airbrush or spray-gun and the surface compared to applying colors.
  • Tip-size generally are the same as when shooting colors although psi settings may be a bit higher due to lower viscosity of Transparent Base compared to colors.
  • Scuffing is not required prior to top-coating with paint or clear.
  • Allow to air dry. Do not force dry with heat.
  • When using either 5601 or 4004 on fabrics, heat-set for washfast durability. Heat set after Transparent Base has air dried tack free.

Drying Times

Estimated drying and curing times are set at 70 degrees F and 65% or less relative humidity (RH). Allow for extended drying times in colder or humid conditions. Diluting Transparent Base with 4011 or 4012 decreases drying times and assists curing.
When used as a clear, re-coat times are approximately 10 – 15 minutes. After the last coat is applied, time to tape and handle is approximately 30 minutes.

Time to top-coating with a final clear should be 60 minutes at a minimum. Full cure is approximately 24 – 48 hours after drying.


Transparent Base is best rinsed from the airbrush or spray-gun with 5618 Airbrush Cleaner, 4011 or 4012. Use 4008 Restorer as a rinse for final cleaning.

Pot-Life & Storage

Transparent Base does not have a pot life. Store air-tight in a cool, dry environment away from direct light. Do not keep Transparent Base for long-term storage after diluting with 4011 or 4012.

Health & Safety

Use in a well-ventilated area. Avoid contact with eyes. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water after use. Do not ingest. When spraying or sanding, use a properly-fitting NIOSH approved respirator per the manufacturer’s instructions.
Eye contact:  Rinse with clean water for 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.
Inhalation:  Use in in well ventilated areas and wear a NIOSH approved respirator.
Refer to Transparent Base’s specific Createx paint brand SDS for additional information.


This product will perform as claimed if directions are followed. Warranty is limited to replacement or refund value of product. No other warranty is expressed or implied.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Gordon Kula
Autoborne sealer 6000

Great transparent sealer/primer for plastic models. It's necessary for a great finish before you lay down the base coat on a plastic model. It actually gives the paint something to adhere to.

Raymond Pennington
Autoborne Sealer Transparent

Something I always add between a final coat and Candy, another coat before clear.

Excellent for Aircraft Models

I thin this 70:30, 4012 to 6000. Using Mission Model Paints, Ill paint the model and let sit for 48 drs. I then lay down a coat of 6000 Transparent base/4012 mix (30% 6000, 70% 4012 reducer). Best and smoothest clear finish Ive had on aircraft, and after 48 hrs Ill apply decals (using Micro Set & Sol decal solutions)let dry at least overnight and then seal decals with my 6000/4012 clear mix. Beautiful and protective finish for upcoming weathering techniques.

Lutz Custom Grafx

One if my new favorites right here
Thank you for the fast shipment Spraygunner!!!

R.E. Klaus
Great adhesion

I use it as a primer for plastic models. Can be tinted with many water based acrylic paints for custom colored base for rich color in final color coats.