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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.

15oz Aerosol - $19.95  |  4oz - $19.95
Pint - $36.95  |  Quart - $54.95
Gallon - $189.95 |  5 Gallon - $769.95
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DiamondFinish Clear - Overview

Direct To Metal Clear Coat - DiamondFinish Clear

Need a Clear Coat with a
Flat Finish?

Check out KBS MAXX Clear!

  • 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.

*Note: Bulk version is 60% solids. Aerosol version is 12% solids.

DiamondFinish Clear - Features

Need A Long Term Storage Solution for DiamondFinish Clear?

KBS Paint Saver

KBS Paint Saver is a proven paint preserver that allows user friendly long term storing of DiamondFinish Clear in the original can.
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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 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

*Note: Bulk version is 60% solids. Aerosol version is 12% solids.

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.

  • 15oz Aerosol of DiamondFinish Clear could cover 35 sq. ft. single coat coverage.
  • 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 Part #'s

15oz Aerosol ... #8114
4oz ... #8104
Pint ... #8304
Quart ... #8404
Gallon ... #8504
5 Gal Pail ... #8604

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Questions and Answers
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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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Answer provided by:   (9/13/2013)

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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Answer provided by:   (11/11/2013)

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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Answer provided by:   (9/8/2013)

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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Answer provided by:   (11/11/2013)

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 Diamond clear friggin rocks
 
I'm using this on a tube frame chassis for a car that needed the bare metal look, and it delivers! I had to thin it a bit to get a smooth finish when brushing, and it goes on suuuuuper clean.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Austin TX. - 3/24/2016
5/5
Rating DiamondFinish Clear Coat ROCKS!
 
The DiamondFinish Clear Coat is incredibly hard and I brushed it on and I was amazed at how the brush marks flowed out. I have never seen a clear coat that looks so good when it is brushed.
  Did you find this helpful?    96 of 98 Found Helpful
Reviewed by:  from St. Charles, IL. - 4/26/2011
5/5
Rating I will use this product again
 
I used this product to coat a wooden picnic table and was very pleased with the results.
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Reviewed by:  from Texas. - 8/27/2013
5/5
Rating good as it gets
 
used this to repaint a bike tank I screwed up. was amazed at how well it flowed and covered. I sprayed over a rattle can metallic paint and it shines better than pro clear on the fenders! guess I have more to repaint now!
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Reviewed by:  from cambridge,on.ca. - 9/27/2013
5/5
Rating Aluminum Rims, Worked Great
 
My aluminum rims take a beating and I wanted to clear them. I ain't an expert painter, so I wanted a single part. Found diamondfinish. Very easy to use and my rims look awesome. I brushed an it looks like I sprayed.
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Reviewed by:  from Atlanta, GA. - 8/23/2011
5/5
Rating Good flow out even for a urethane.
 
I was leary like many about this product in terms of implementing it for automotive use as many web searches pull up forums for fishing lures. This product is more pricy than cheap 2k clear, but far superior if you intend on brushing on your clear for touch up purposes over a larger area than simple rock chips. This product covered the brush marks of a 2k clear that I attempted to brush on. The 2k product did fine in many areas, but the hood really showed the brush marks. I wasn't able to eliminate all brush marks with one coat, but I was using the last bit of a quart I had to improve the look of the hood. Get familiar with the product before you plan a major project with it and you will be fine. So far the product has held up to more abuse than many oem clears I've seen. Even with putting a car back on the road after sitting 7 hours after the second coat, only a small chip occured during the time frame in which is was weakest. The gloss is deep and if you can properly apply it (Even with the cure time requirements being longer that 2k) I think you will enjoy it. Find somewhere the argon in a can under the label-bloxygen. It will preserve this product so it doesn't become a hockey puck. If nothing else, it'll make you remember to put the lid on tight with such a routine. I also keep the clear in the fridge in a dessicant filled sealed bag for extra insurance in case there is moisture in the can.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from southwest pa. - 4/24/2013
5/5
Rating Provides a hard protective coating!
 
I used the KBS Diamond Clear Finish to protect the paint on the fiberglass bumper, air dam, and splitter on my Porsche race car from the constant barrage of tire rubber and other track debris thrown up by other cars on the track. The paint on these parts was constantly getting chipped and required painting every few years. So far the clear diamond finish has been protecting the paint underneath.
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Reviewed by:  from Dayton, Ohio. - 8/30/2015
5/5
Rating Gorgeous water clear finish
 
My eggs are made with water-soluble dyes and I looked long and hard for a truly water-clear glassy coating to finish them. KBS Diamond Finish Clear is perfect. Easy to use, fairly quick drying, very durable when cured. See the results for yourself. www.eggsbyteresa.com
  Did you find this helpful?    96 of 102 Found Helpful
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Sacramento, CA. - 6/27/2016
5/5
Rating using the dimond clear spray for the first time !
 
I have only tried the spray diamond clear- but going to try the liquid stiuff soon.
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Reviewed by:  from white water ca.. - 1/21/2017
5/5
Rating Love this stuff.
 
I recommend this to anyone looking for a clear highly reflective surface that lasts.
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Reviewed by:  from Nashville TN.. - 2/28/2017
5/5
 
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