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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.

15oz Aerosol - $19.95  |  4oz - $19.95
Pint - $36.95  |  Quart - $54.95
Gallon - $189.95 |  5 Gallon - $769.95
Part #: 8
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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

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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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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 Best hands down.
I been using it for years now Clear coating the lures I paint and sell .I spray can is not good it will scratch off easy , But the dip is awesome . All the newbee painters are catching on to this now and some old hardcore epoxy guys a have got smart and moved over . Times money and dipping is fast as it gets . 50 baits in 10 minutes lets see you old timers do that with your devcon lol
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Flatgap,KY. - 1/3/2018
Rating Excellent clear coat
I use Diamond Seal as top coat sealant for fishing lures. I just dip and hang. It's much easier and quicker than a 2 part epoxy system. It cures strong and doesn't chip or yellow. 2 thumbs up! Great product.
Reviewed by:  from GARDEN CITY. - 1/1/2018
Rating Easy to apply, Looks very good
So far, so good. Easy to apply, and looks very good. Now we just have to see how well it lasts, but I expect to be very satisfied on that front. Product vapors are a problem: good ventilation and a good mask are needed.
Reviewed by:  from Warrenton. - 10/3/2017
Rating Long time coming.......
40 years in the sign business, and I've had more than my share of problems with various clearcoats. Most don't hold up well, or yellow. This product takes a little getting used to....it doesn't have a lot of working time. Still, it flows nicely, and has a great shine. I've been waiting a long time for a great clearcoat, and hopefully, I've finally found it.
Reviewed by:  from Mendenhall, MS. - 10/3/2017
Rating Best Top Coat For Crankbaits
Drop the 30 minute epoxy ladies and gentlemen if that's what you use to clear your crankbaits. I sat on a 4oz can of KBS for three months before using it and wish I hadn't. Diamond Clear will be my top coat from now on. This stuff is so easy to use,just dip and hang and your done. The end result is professional looking, hard as a rock and lighter weight than epoxy making it an excellent choice for jerkbaits and top water baits. I apply 2 coats minimum with 24 hours between dips. Educate yourself with the application and storage of this product (lots of info online about using on baits) and take your time with it and I think you will be pleased with the results. Placing my next order now. Thanks KBS Coatings, great product.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Dandridge, Tennessee. - 9/17/2017
Rating diamondfinish clear
love the stuff if you are not sure use it you will not regret it
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from glenshaw. - 9/13/2017
Rating Good
Exceptional product. It's a very effective protectant against the elements. I use it as a sealer on painted paper — protects against water, dirt, and scratches far and beyond any of the other 5 products I've tried. Very impressed. This is all I will buy as a clear coat sealer.
Reviewed by:  from SLC, UT. - 9/11/2017
Rating Diamond Clear Finish
Very pleased with clear coat works well on railings
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Homer NY 13077. - 8/30/2017
Rating Clear Diamind Finish Aerosol
Last Autumn I used HVLP dip sprayer to apply one gallon of Clear Diamond Finish to my car's new paint job. Today, July 26, 2017 I applied the aerosol version at 83 degrees Fahrenheit and 67% relative humidity to touch up some minor defects in this same task. Aerosol spray pattern seemed consistent with good atomization. I will not know final result until a few weeks from now.
Reviewed by:  from Montgomery, Al.. - 7/26/2017
Rating Great Product!!!!
Excellent product, I use it to coat custom airbrushed fish lures and its very durable and lasts!!! I highly recommend this product!!
Reviewed by:  from Mill Creek, OK. - 7/23/2017
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