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Crystal FX

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Product Info

Crystal FX is a self-activated crystallizing mask that works over a basecoat or intercoat with no need to clear, sand, or wash.  The ease of application and product uniqueness are due to the chemical makeup, which allows full crystallization in minutes (10-15 min @ 80° F).

 

You can create a plethora of small, closely woven crystals by force drying or you can create larger crystals by air drying. Crystal Fx is a perfect complement to any of our other base coats or specialty additives. Combine Crystal Fx with any of our Candy Concentrates for an unmatched vibrancy.

With Crystal Fx you also have the ability to determine the appearance or properties of your final pattern based on your application methods for example:

  1. Intricate Swirled Patterns

    Alsa Crystal FXAchieve this look of a really tight “swirled” crystal pattern by “scuffing” your intercoat or clear coat. Click thumbnail to enlarge image.

  2. Web Patterns

    Alsa CrystalFXAchieve this look by very lightly “scuffing” your intercoat or clear coat. Click thumbnail to enlarge image.

  3. Straight Patterns

    Alsa Crystal FXAchieve this look by simply shooting over your basecoat. Click thumbnail to enlarge image.

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Crystal FX

1 Quart
$85.00

Bullet Points

Crystal FX is a self-activated crystalizing mask that works over a basecoat color with topcoat or single stage paint. The ease of application and product uniqueness are due to the chemical makeup, which allows full crystallization in minutes. You can create a plethora of small, closely woven crystals by force drying or you can create larger crystals by air drying.

Crystal FX is a perfect complement to any of our other basecoats or specialty additives. Combine Crystal FX with any of our candy concentrates for an unmatched vibrancy. With Crystal FX you also have the ability to determine the appearance or properties of your final pattern based on your application methods.

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How To (Application Guide):
  1. Prep and paint the surface with your choice of Alsa’s or compatible brands single stage or 2 stage (Base-Clear) paint.
  2. Let the primary color cure according to the manufacturer’s instructions and sand it with 1000 grit wet/dry sand paper or 3M red scotch brite.
  3. Wash with soap and water and let it air dry.
  4. Crystal FX can be applied by pouring the solution onto the surface.
  5. Allow to dry 10-15 minutes air dry or force dry for smaller more tightly woven crystal effect.
  6. Now apply your contrasting color (the color that will be shown through the spaces in the crystals). Apply this coat in a light dusting action. (over reduce the paint a little more than normal.) Allow this layer to fully dry (10-15 minutes)
  7. Scrub off the crystals with a damp cloth or paper towel. This will leave you with very pronounced crystal design. Allow any excess water to dry.
  8. Apply any of Alsa’s high quality topcoats.
  9. *** Dry times at 77ºF

FAQs

Q. How is Crystal FX applied?

Crystal FX can be applied with a paint gun or even a standard squirt bottle.

Q. Does Crystal FX require heat to achieve results?

No. Crystal FX works great with or without heat.

Q. How long does it take for the crystals to form?

Crystal FX will achieve full crystallization usually within 10-15 minutes at an average temp of 75-80° F.

Q. How can I control the effect of the crystals?

By simply applying heat you can force the crystals to dry quickly, this will result in smaller finely woven crystals. While allowing them to air dry will produce large widely spaced crystals.

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