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01TUFFLAKE® Premier 018

TUFFLAKE® Premier 018 Aluminum Pigment


TUFFLAKE Premier 018 is a medium particle size, very bright, circulation-resistant silver dollar aluminum pigment. It offers a bright face and a dark flop with a clean, brilliant sparkle. This product is recommended for use in high quality automotive finishes and on automotive component parts where good hiding and improved chromatic pigment development are required.


-Regular Purity


-Silver Dollar



TUFFLAKE Premier 018 is applicable for use in automotive OEM, refinish, and wheel coatings. It is a circulation-resistant aluminum pigment specifically designed to withstand mechanical forces and maintain its target appearance. It performs well in both electrostatic Bell and air assisted applications. It is recommended for base coat/clear coat finishes resulting in high gloss.



325 mesh grade

Screen Analysis (Max Retained)


Non-Volatile By Weight (Target)

78% by weight

Non-Volatile By Volume (Calculated)

51.8% by volume

Particle Size-Microns (Target)


Specific Gravity


Weight Volume (lbs/gallon)



Mixture of Mineral Spirits and High Aromatic

Bulking Gallons Pounds



The paste should be pre-soaked in a solvent at a paste: solvent ratio of between 1:1 to 3:1. Pre-soaking generally takes from one to eight hours. Finer grades typically take longer than coarser grades. Use low shear, slow speed mixing to achieve a smooth consistency free of agglomerates. High shear dispersion techniques should be avoided as they will distort the aluminum flakes.


Aluminum pigment should be stored in the original shipping container and kept tightly sealed. Store containers in a cool, dry, well-ventilated, and properly rated area. Avoid any conditions that will suspend or float the particles in the air, creating a dust cloud. Avoid all possible sources of ignition. For additional information, please refer to the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for this product, available from Silberline upon request. An SDS is supplied with all samples of this grade.

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