KBS Coatings Ordering & Info  |   Support Forum |  FAQ's & Support Tickets |  Reseller Finder |  Free Catalog
Prep Products
Rust Prevention
Tank Sealer
Topcoats
Motorcycle Resto Kits
Cavity Wax
Clear Coats
Engine Paint
High Temperature Paints
Self-Etch Primers
Paint/Tank Stripper
Restoration Kits
Epoxy Putty
Spray Guns
Thinners
Disposable Gloves
Work Gloves
Supplies
KBS Gear
KBS Work Gear
Directions Pages
Application Flow Charts
Instructional Videos
The KBS 3 Step
Rust Prevention System
The KBS 3 Step
Tank Sealing System
Spraying Guidelines
KBS Klean
RustBlast
RustSeal
Concrete Sealer
Tank Sealer
DiammondFinish
Clear
DF Top Coat
BlackTop
Strip
NuMetal
BackBone
Fusion Self-Etching
Primer
Motor Coater
XTC
XTC Zinc Primer
Fix-It Guides
Tech Support Forum
FAQ's
Step-by-Step Procedure
1-877-548-9323

McAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams
Home > KBS Direction Pages > DiamondFinish Clear Directions

DiamondFinish Clear Directions

Printer Friendly


KBS DiamondFinish Clear - Clear Coat

DiamondFinish
Clear FAQ's


DiamondFinish Clear on the KBS Support Forum


Order
DiamondFinish Clear

To achieve expert results, please take the time to carefully read and understand the following directions before you begin your restoration project. These directions are meant to be general guidelines only and do not cover every application or environmental situation. If you have remaining questions or concerns, please call us toll-free for technical assistance.

ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE GLOVES AND SAFETY GLASSES. ALWAYS WORK IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA. Please heed all labeled warning and caution notices on all products.

Coverage:

Theoretical coverage at one mil (25 µm) is 400 sq.ft. per gallon/9.8 m² per liter. Recommended thickness of two mils (50 µm) would require two full coats. Three coats recommended for marine applications. Material losses during mixing and application will vary and must be taken into consideration. Expect up to 50% less coverage on bare wood, rough or sandblasted surfaces.

Surface Preparation:

Clear Coating Over a Base Coat:
Apply base coat as per manufacturers directions. Allow to dry which is normally about one hour.

Clear Coating Over Cured Coatings:
Clean surface with KBS Klean diluted 10 parts warm water to 1 part KBS Klean. Scuff with 600-1200 grit sandpaper and repeat cleaning process. Rinse & allow to thoroughly dry.

Clear Coating Bare Metals:
For best results, metals should be freshly polished or sanded to the finish required and then thoroughly cleaned with a high evaporation solvent such a Butyl Acetate, MEK or Acetone. Continue to clean with KBS Klean at a dilution rate of 10 to1 with warm water (10% strength) with the use of a soft non-abrasive cleaning pad. ALWAYS USE PROTECTIVE GLOVES AND EYE WEAR. Keep cleaning times to a minimum for non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, copper, and brass. Rinse with water and dry in a way that minimizes any water stains.

Clear Coating Wood:
Wood surfaces should be smooth and dry with the wood having a low moisture content. All existing failed coatings should be removed, sand smooth and remove dust. Thin initial coat of DiamondFinish Clear approx. 10% & apply a single covering coat to seal the wood. Allow to cure (24hours). The wood will generally need to be sanded smooth again as DiamondFinish will tend to raise the wood grain with the first coat. Sand smooth with fine grade of sand paper (280-320). Apply an additional full coat for general applications and a minimum of 3 coats for marine or industrial users.

Clear Coating Fiberglass:
Clean the surface with KBS Klean diluted 10 parts warm water to 1 part KBS Klean. Scuff with 600-1200 grit sandpaper and and repeat cleaning process. Rinse & allow to thoroughly dry.

Preparing For Application:

ALWAYS USE PROTECTIVE GLOVES AND EYE WEAR
Ideal application temperatures are 50-82°F (15-28°C). Use only in moderate to dry atmospheric conditions Avoid rainy or high heat/humidity conditions.

DO NOT PAINT OUT OF CAN! Do not shake can. Stir thoroughly & frequently. Dispense a working amount of DiamondFinish Clear into a separate container (steel or glass is best) and seal original can immediately. Keep can groove free of paint by using a scoop or KBS Paint Spout. Use plastic wrap between the lid and the top of the can to stop metal to metal contact as DiamondFinish Clear can permanently seal the lid. Unused paint should NEVER be put back into the can as it will shorten can shelf life and cause pressure build-up possibly popping the lid. If there is any trouble resealing the can lid tightly, transfer and store DiamondFinish Clear in a proportionally sized clean glass jar or new paint can. Always store in a cool dry place.

Applying DiamondFinish Clear:

ALWAYS WORK IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA. Apply DiamondFinish Clear to clean and dry prepared surfaces using a bristle brush, foam brush, roller, or spray equipment. DiamondFinish Clear has superior self-leveling characteristics. Brush marks will flow out nicely. When brushing, apply covering coats, AVOID PUDDLING OR POOLING.

IF SPRAYING, ALWAYS WEAR AN AIR SUPPLIED RESPIRATOR AND EYE PROTECTION: NIOSH/MSHA approved organic vapor particulate respirator. Thinning is not generally required if brushing. When spraying, 10%-15% is normally adequate. DiamondFinish can be thinned up to 30%. Use KBS #1 Thinner ONLY.

When spraying: Spray pressure of 35-45 psi, 250-330 kpa for siphon/pot guns and 25-35psi, 170-250 kpa for gravity/top container guns.

Always apply a MINIMUM of 2 covering coats, apply a thin covering initial coat followed by a moderate to full coat (2 mils each) for general applications.

For marine or industrial applications, apply a MINIMUM of 3 thin covering coats (2 mils each).

Re-coating can be done once the first or consecutive coat is dry-to-touch and does not leave a fingerprint. Remember to clean your spray gun immediately after using DiamondFinish Clear. FOR BEST END RESULTS, always apply coats consecutively within 6 hours of each coat curing. Average cure times are 1-2 hours, depending on humidity levels.

NOTE: Do not apply DiamondFinish Clear in wet or high humidity conditions to avoid rapid curing. Do not apply DiamondFinish Clear too heavy or too quickly between coats.

In each of these instances, surface bubbling may result as released carbon dioxide becomes entrapped beneath the top surface layer of paint.

Clean Up:

Use KBS #1 Thinner or gun clean for immediate clean up including your spray gun.

IMPORTANT: Remember DiamondFinish Clear must be cleaned up before it dries. It cannot be removed by any solvent once cured. Always wear protective gloves to avoid skin contact and temporary staining. If skin contact accidentally occurs, immediately remove with #1 Thinner or lacquer thinner followed by soap and water. If DiamondFinish Clear should stain your skin, only the course of time will remove it.

GENERAL PAINTING TIPS AND GUIDES:

  • If painting in conditions of high temperature and/or humidity, thin DiamondFinish Clear more than normal to avoid gassing.
  • Do not use UV or bake lights to cure DiamondFinish Clear.
  • DiamondFinish Clear will take 4 days to become hard under normal conditions and will continue to harden over the following weeks.
  • In spray booths, use low air flow and moderate temperatures for curing.
  • DiamondFinish Clear can be cut and polished as a normal ClearCoat after 24 hours under normal conditions.
(0 items)
Subtotal $0
Sign Up Today!
Free Catalog
FREE Catalog - KBS Coatings
KBS Coatings on Facebook

Facebook

KBS Coatings on Twitter

Twitter

KBS Coatings on Google Plus

Google Plus

KBS Coatings on YouTube

YouTube

KBS News / KBS Blog
Mail/Fax Order Form
About Us
Contact Us
MSDS Sheets
Shipping Info
Return Policy
Create an Account
My Account
Logout
Customer Before &
After Photos
What Others Are Saying About KBS Coatings
KBS Coatings in Magazines
We Want
Before/After Pictures
Part Numbers
Find a KBS Reseller
Near You
How Do I Become
A KBS Reseller?
KBS Coatings - Barbados

Barbados

KBS Coatings - Benelux

Benelux

KBS Coatings - Canada

Canada

KBS Coatings - Denmark

Denmark

KBS Coatings - Germany

Germany

KBS Coatings - Russia

Russia

KBS Coatings - Denmark

UK

KBS Coating - Rust Stops Here