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DiamondFinish Clear

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DiamondFinish Clear

A tough Clear Coat that can be applied Direct To Metal or over other coatings. This water clear high gloss clear coat remains permanently flexible and is able to perform in the toughest environments without yellowing, cracking or peeling.

4oz - $19.95
Pint - $38.95  |  Quart - $56.95
Gallon - $193.95 |  5 Gallon - $789.95

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DiamondFinish Clear - Overview

Direct To Metal Clear Coat - DiamondFinish Clear

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DiamondFinish Clear Aerosol!

  • Formulated to Apply Directly Over Other Coatings or Direct To Metal (DTM)!
  • Permanent high solids (over 60%) and low VOC's Clear Coat.
  • Ideal for Direct To Metal (DTM) applications - No Additives Needed!
  • Apply directly to Painted Surfaces with Minimal Surface Prep.
  • Incredibly tough and hard like no other clear coat on the market.
  • Water clear high gloss clear coat remains permanently flexible and is able to perform in the toughest environments without yellowing, cracking or peeling.
  • Can be applied with a brush (without leaving any brush marks), roller and conventional spray gun.
  • Unlike normal two part coatings, no hardener is needed. You can just stir and go. DiamondFinish ClearCoat will cure without heat or UV lights in temperatures from 50° to 86° Fahrenheit.
  • Can be applied directly to a cured Automotive basecoat, Standard solid color paints, and Single Part or Two Part paints. It can also be applied to Non Ferrous metals including Aluminum, Alloys, Brass, Chrome and Copper.
  • Able to withstand the harshest of chemicals including fuels, solvents, Battery acid, Brake fluid, Ethanol, Methanol, MEK, Hydrochloric Acid, Fertilizers, and Acetone.
  • Graffiti Resistant: because of its chemical resistance, grafitti just won't stick and can be removed simply with a solvent soaked rag.
  • Great for high temperature automotive applications including the use on cylinder heads, engine blocks, brake components and even inlet manifolds, without yellowing up to 300° Fahrenheit.

DiamondFinish Clear - Features

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  • Over 60% Solids
  • Direct To Metal Application - No Additives Needed
  • Apply directly to Painted Surfaces
  • Single Part Formula
  • Tougher and Harder than 2 Part ClearCoats
  • Seals both Paints & Metals
  • Self Leveling (No brush Marks)
  • Simple Brush or Spray Application
  • High Temperature resistance (300F) suitable for Motors and Brake Callipers
  • Permanent UV Stability
  • High Chemical Resistance (including fuels)
  • Graffiti Proof
  • Recoat in 1-2 hours
  • Seals Ferrous and Non Ferrous metals
  • Breakthrough High Solids Coating Technology

DiamondFinish Clear - Applications

DiamondFinish Clear
  • Protecting steel and plastic bumpers paint work.
  • Automotive aluminium fitting, fuel tanks and parts.
  • Protecting existing paint work from physical damage.
  • Stopping chemical attack from acids and alkalis on existing paint work.
  • Protecting paint work from all fuels.
  • Sealing motorcycle fuel tanks paint work.
  • Graffiti Protection.
  • Custom Automotive Refinish.
  • Marine internal and external Refinish.

DiamondFinish Clear - Coverage

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

  • 4oz of DiamondFinish Clear could cover 12.5 sq. ft. single coat coverage.
  • Pint of DiamondFinish Clear could cover 50 sq. ft. single coat coverage.
  • Quart of DiamondFinish Clear could cover 100 sq. ft. single coat coverage.
  • Gallon of DiamondFinish Clear could cover 400 sq. ft. single coat coverage.
  • 5 Gallon Pail of DiamondFinish Clear could cover 2000 sq. ft. single coat coverage.

DiamondFinish Clear - Directions

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Q: Can this clear coat be used over laquer and enamel paint?

Asked by:  - 9/12/2013

A: Yes, DiamondFinish Clear can be applied over fully cured lacquer or enamel paints.

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Q: What is the recommendation for wet sanding and buffing times?

Asked by:  - 10/14/2013

A: DiamondFinish Clear can be cut and polished as a normal Clear Coat after 24 hours under normal conditions.

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Q: Can you use Diamondfinish Clear Coat on 1986 fiberglass Bass boat top plate? Has been wet sanded.

Asked by:  - 9/7/2013

A: Yes. Wipe the fiberglass surface down with KBS Klean. Allow to dry. Then apply the DiamondFinish Clear. It would be best to apply 2-3 coats for a marine application.

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Q: Does the clean diamond finish clear coat come in a matte or satin finish?

Asked by:  - 11/11/2013

A: At this time, the DiamondFinish Clear comes in a Gloss Finish. However, you can lightly sand the DiamondFinish Clear with steel wool after 24 hours to knock down the sheen.

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Q: Can diamond finish clear be used over rust seal? I'm looking to use rust seal as a color base coat on some automotive components (steering rack, transmission, differential...etc) and use clear to provide the UV protective layer/topcoat

Asked by:  - 10/28/2013

A: We do not recommend putting DiamondFinish Clear over RustSeal because although DiamondFinish Clear is absolutely UV stable, DiamondFinish Clear does not block the UV rays from getting through to the RustSeal. Over an extended period of time, DiamondFinish Clear can delaminate from RustSeal when exposed to prolonged sunlight.

We always recommend a solid color UV stable top coat paint (such as BlackTop or KBS Maxx) over RustSeal if RustSeal will be exposed to sunlight.

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Rating great product easy to spray super gloss
clear coated an exsisting top coat on my truck 25 yr, old
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Reviewed by:  from idaho. - 11/26/2013
Rating Love the Shine
I use this product on my craft items, and my carved eggs. Love the gloss and strength it adds to my item. Will be ordering more soon.
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Reviewed by:  from Houston, tx.. - 10/30/2014
Rating very good clear coat very hard shines does not fade paint
i use dip method to coat lure works great
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Reviewed by:  from ob ms. - 12/22/2015
Rating Works exackly wonderful for what I use it for. Use on my art
Protect my art work. Really brings out all the detail and makes look like porclin. Adds real depth. Thank you. Clint
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Reviewed by:  from Reno Nevada. - 4/29/2015
Rating First time using this product and I'm very impressed!
Use it for top coating fishing lures.
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Reviewed by:  from Muncie, IN. - 1/21/2017
Rating DiamondFinish is AWESOME!
I applied the diamondfinish to my deck as a clear coat and it went on beautifully. I cut it about 10% with the #1 Thinner. The brush marks disappeared and I was left with an AWESOME glossy finish that seems very durable.
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Reviewed by:  from Port Huron, MI. - 5/10/2011
Rating I'm impressed with the Finish!
First of all, I have never painted a car, boat, or anything like that. I am a welder, machinist, and I do paint things that I fabricate, but I am not a professional painter. I learn as I go. I bought a project boat this winter, I decided to go ahead and refinish from the rub rail up. The gel coat was in bad shape, and once I started sanding I decided I needed to take it all the way down to the base. I had never heard of KBS when I started researching what type of paint I wanted to use, but after watching a couple videos and seeing the great flexibility this paint provided, I thought I would give it a try. I sprayed three coats of rust seal, and three coats of satin black top coat chasis paint for the base. The boat had small stress cracks in the fiberglass and after these six coats most of the cracks were covered over. I bought .025 Cobalt Blue metal flake and applied it with the Diamond Clear. After applying the last coat of metal flake, I sprayed three more coats of the diamond clear. I waited a few days then I wet sanded with 1500 and 2000 grit sandpaper. After that I buffed it and waxed it. I'm very impressed with the finish. The clear seems extremely durable, and I would recommend this product. The con I found with the paint is don't get it on your skin you will have to wear it off! Wear Gloves! I'll try an attach some images. Hope this information helps.
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Reviewed by:  from Bonaire, Ga.. - 4/3/2013
Rating Brass Handrails
I used DiamondFinish Clear Coat on lots of brass handrails. The brass was very old. I polished it and clear coated it. I just used a paint brush, but wish I tried a foam brush. The results were satisfactory. I got a nice smooth finish. I still need to apply a second coat, hope to get around to it. Hopefully this will keep the brass from needing polishing.
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Reviewed by:  from Williamsburg, VA. - 3/1/2013
Rating Flowed Out Well
Went on easy, flowed out well, nice glossy finish
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Reviewed by:  from Ohio. - 3/24/2014
Rating i would buy this product again and again
this product give me a new car
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Reviewed by:  from gillette , wyoming. - 7/30/2013
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