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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.

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DiamondFinish Clear Video - Durable and Flexible

DiamondFinish Clear - Application Videos

Watch as an oxidized fiberglass boat is easily cleaned up using KBS Klean getting the surface ready to clear coat the oxidized fiberglass with DiamondFinish Clear from KBS Coatings.

Watch as an oxidized fiberglass boat is easily clear coated using DiamondFinish Clear from KBS Coatings.

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WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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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 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
Rating Hands down the best clear protector for metal, period!
I've used many other clear coats for metal and none of them seem to protect as well as Diamond Clear Finish. Here in California everything is waterdowned, so I would recommend ordering directly from KBS. If you're the find of person that like to do things right the first time so you don't have to do often, this product will guarantee years of maintenance free exterior protection on any metal project you may have.
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Reviewed by:  from Los Angeles, CA. - 1/27/2016
Rating Great product I've used it for years
Shipping departmement dropped the ball on my order.
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Reviewed by:  from Bay Minette AL. - 11/22/2016
Rating Bullet proof
Tried painting with a brush. Goes on too thick. Would like to thin a little to get it to go farther. Very expensive. Spraying is best of course. Different from other clears, not like the automotive grades. Very hard and durable finish. Can't scratch it with a knife. Sands easy though for recoat with any paint. Very clear, hard as hell.
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Reviewed by:  from Philadelphia, PA. - 12/26/2014
Rating Awesome stuff!
Love this product! It has become our go to for anything we want to protect! We have used it for tons of crafts, but it is awesome to protect the hand painted toy boxes that we make! The cons of it are: be careful not to get it on your skin, it is very sticky and hard to remove from skin. Also we had a large can and after a year it hardened in the can, which we ended up throwing away. We purchased a new can and it was about the same price, but the can was half the size! We now pick and choose what we use it on because the price drastically went up in 1 years time! We still love it and use it on anything that needs great protection... and it makes the colors pop!
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Reviewed by:  from MT. - 7/24/2013
Rating Great Product
Compared to other UV resistant clears, DiamondFinish has a higher temperature rating and more flexible. It also sprays very well with no fish-eye and very little thinning. I would highly recommend this product.
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Reviewed by:  from Providence, RI. - 8/24/2012
Rating Aluminum Anteenas
Being a Amateur(ham) radio operator, and living by the Gulf of Mexico, between 6 oil and petrochemical plants. I have found that aluminum and fiberglass antenna parts were not lasting very long. That has now changed with Diamond clear coat.It keeps the harsh enviroment from eating up the antennas. I also like the great U.V. protection, this saves the fiberglass and plastic parts. All my antennas now get 3 coats before being installed.
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Reviewed by:  from Groves,Texas. - 6/27/2012
Rating Killer product, would buy again recommen
I used it on my boat & trailer, looks killer...ive tried alot of products & this is the best....everything they claim is true..theres nothing like it..u wont be disappointed..
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Reviewed by:  from Irwin, pa. - 7/2/2013
Rating Unusual use, but gorgeous finish
Used the product to coat pysanky - Ukrainian dyed Easter eggs. It is a gorgeous crystal clear finish, dries very smooth, and offers UV protection and adds strength to the egg shells. I use disposable vinyl gloves to apply it and it works well. No interaction noticed with the vinyl. I tried using plastic gloves (like for food service), but it came through those a little bit. I haven't had the finish all that long, so I can't personally attest that it doesn't yellow, but others who have used it have assured me it doesn't. The only drawback is that it is definitely stinky enough that it has to be done outside or in the garage (or maybe a basement). I used it indoors with good ventilation (open windows, house exhaust fan), but the house smelled for a couple of days. It also doesn't come off when you drip it on something, so make sure to either use it on a covered surface. As with most good finishes, it does melt styrofoam.
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Reviewed by:  from Ridge, NY. - 11/26/2013
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