Creating Special Colors

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Are you ready for the 3D revolution?

The latest advances in three-dimensional paints are taking special colors to a whole new level. In the next few years we expect to see rapid expansion in the colors available, and in the number of vehicle makes and models on which they are used.

Three-dimensional paintwork consists of a colored basecoat, featuring thinner and flatter aluminum flakes than normal metallic paints, followed by a semitransparent colored midcoat and then a clearcoat. The resulting ‘liquid metal’ appearance, color depth, 3D effect and intense light reflection are stunning.

* We would like to draw attention to the fact that for tri-stage effect colors a color must always be tested with spray samples prior to application.

Ford RR - Ruby Red

Akzo code: FA12:RR / FRD12:RR

This red shade with spectacular depth can be achieved by three-coat application, where the midcoat is a translucent layer, colored with very fine grinded pigments. This popular color is seen more and more on various Ford cars, reaching production numbers over 180.000 globally. The perfect variant can be achieved by assessing the right amount of midcoat application.

Product name Color description Item code Packsize
Autowave MM 3360 Midcoat Color Enhancer N.P. 1 ltr
Autowave MM 336RT SEC UF Red to Violet N.P. 0,5 ltr
Autowave MM 336VT SEC UV Violet to Red N.P. 0,5 ltr

Ford R3 - Burgundy Red

Akzo code: FA16:R3 / FRD16:R3

The deep red color of Ford R3 Burgundy Red was introduced in 2016, and is seen on the more exclusive models: Edge, Fusion, Flex, Taurus, Explorer, Expedition and Mustang. Building the color in tri-stage application gives a three-dimensional depth to this elegant, deep red color.

Product name Color description Item code Packsize
Autowave MM 3360 Midcoat Color Enhancer N.P. 1 ltr
Autowave MM 336RT SEC UF Red to Violet N.P. 0,5 ltr
Autowave MM 336VT SEC UV Violet to Red N.P. 0,5 ltr
Autowave MM 336VR SEC Violet to Red N.P. 0,5 ltr

Mazda 46V - Soul Red Crystal

Akzo code: MAZ46V

This deep red and brilliant color is available as a standard color on the SUV CX-5, where the very fine metallics in the groundcoat and translucent midcoat create a spectacular depth in the color, embracing the curves of the car. This color is build up in three layers and different shades can be reached by differentiating the amount of midcoat layers. The Sikkens Autowave MM 2.0 ground- and midcoat have been granted with color approval from Mazda.

Product name Color description Item code Packsize
Autowave MM 3360 Midcoat Color Enhancer N.P. 1 ltr
Autowave MM 336BO SEC Brilliant Orange N.P. 0,5 ltr
Autowave MM 336RT SEC UF Red to Violet N.P. 0,5 ltr
Autowave MM 336RA SEC Red Aluminum N.P. 0,5 ltr

Mazda 46G - Machine Grey

Akzo code: MAZ46G

A state of the art finish from Mazda, making use of very fine silver dollar metallics. This color gives the impression that the vehicle’s body has been sculpted from a solid steel ingot. The repair of this color is based on the standard 2 stage TDS application with an additional 2-3 over thinned basecoat layers, this to achieve its specific fine effect and finish of this particular color.


No special toners needed; an MM solution is available in Mixit and Mixit Pro

Lexus 3T5 - Radiant Red

Akzo code: LEX3T

The Radiant Red 3T5 color from Lexus was exclusively designed for the high-end models like RC F and entered the market in 2015. The secret of this very bright effect color is the very fine metallic that is used in the groundcoat. As a result, light hitting the paint reflects off the red layer but also off the silver layer deep below, which adds depth and a metallic highlight to the red coloration.

Product name Color description Item code Packsize
Autowave MM 3360 Midcoat Color Enhancer N.P. 1 ltr
Autowave MM 336RT SEC UF Red to Violet N.P. 0,5 ltr
Autowave MM 336RA SEC Red Aluminum N.P. 0,5 ltr
Autowave MM 336VR SEC Violet to Red N.P. 0,5 ltr

GM G1E - Siren Red

Akzo code: GMA15:G1E / CHE15:G1E / BU15:G1E / CAD15:G1E

The Siren Red is seen on various models in GM, Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac since 2015 on their high-end models. The use of a very light tinted transparant midcoat gives an extraordinary depth to this vibrant red color.

Product name Color description Item code Packsize
Autowave MM 3360 Midcoat Color Enhancer N.P. 1 ltr
Autowave MM 336RT SEC UF Red to Violet N.P. 0,5 ltr

GM GPJ - Cajun Red

Akzo code: GMA17:GPJ / CHE17:GPJ / BU17:GPJ / CAD17:GPJ

This dark, deep red is most known as Cajun Red, but goes also by the promotional names Red Quartz and Red Horizon. Introduced in 2017, it was primarily applied on Chevrolet, but also by GMC, Cadillac, Buick and GM.

Product name Color description Item code Packsize
Autowave MM 3360 Midcoat Color Enhancer N.P. 1 ltr
Autowave MM 336RT SEC UF Red to Violet N.P. 0,5 ltr
Autowave MM 336RA SEC Red Aluminum N.P. 0,5 ltr

Honda 9881 - Andaro Red

Akzo code: HON9881

The Andaro Red is part of Honda’s very exclusive finishes, only seen on the high-end NSX models. The bright and deep red color complement the streamlined design of this hybrid sports car.

Product name Color description Item code Packsize
Autowave MM 3360 Midcoat Color Enhancer N.P. 1 ltr
Autowave MM 336RT SEC UF Red to Violet N.P. 0,5 ltr
Autowave MM 336RA SEC Red Aluminum N.P. 0,5 ltr

Honda 9880 - Andaro Blue

Akzo code: HON9880

This vibrant blue specialty color, that was only designed for the Honda NSX models, requires a real exclusive pigment to tint the semi-transparent midcoat exactly with the right tone. Because the exclusivity of this color (less than 500 cars were produced with this color globally), a RM midcoat is made available. The groundcoat can be mixed without the use of new toners; an MM solution is available in Mixit and Mixit Pro.

Product name Color description Item code Packsize
Autowave MM 3360 Midcoat Color Enhancer N.P. 1 ltr
Autowave MM 336RT SEC UF Red to Violet N.P. 0,5 ltr
Autowave MM 336RA SEC Red Aluminum N.P. 0,5 ltr

Chrysler PRV - Velvet Red

Akzo code: CHA15:NRV / DOD15:NRV / RAM15:NRV / JP15:NRV

This sophisticated dark, deep red is seen all over the world on Chrysler, Dodge, RAM and Jeep models. Especially in North America this color is gaining popularity since its introduction in 2015, with almost 40.000 car produced since.

Product name Color description Item code Packsize
Autowave MM 3360 Midcoat Color Enhancer N.P. 1 ltr
Autowave MM 336RT SEC UF Red to Violet N.P. 0,5 ltr
Autowave MM 336VT SEC UV Violet to Red N.P. 0,5 ltr

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