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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 #: DFC8

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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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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.

Was this answer helpful?   112 of 118 Customer(s) found this Answer helpful.

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.

Was this answer helpful?   69 of 73 Customer(s) found this Answer helpful.

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 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
Rating Diamond clear spray
Great product, have used many times. Must not try to go thick on first coat. Several coats like the can says and it will look great. I usually spray a little closer and overlap the last coat to get a great shine.
Reviewed by:  from Pleasant Garden, NC. - 7/21/2017
Rating Great clear coat
I use it to clear coat fishing lures and it is great very fast and easy to use. Thank you.
Reviewed by:  from KALISPELL. - 7/21/2017
Rating Really durable
This is my first time using the Diamond clear. I found it better than some competitive brands, flows out well, adheres to pare metal well. Much better than the clear I was using form a competitor
Reviewed by:  from Wharton. - 4/21/2017
Rating Custom painted lure top coat
Only purchased the liquid because I wanted to try the aerosol to top coat spinner bait blades and if ordering one might as well try the other for lures. Glad I did, I will never go back to 2-part for lure building top coating again.
Reviewed by:  from Wray CO. - 4/20/2017
Rating Diamond Clear
Have been experimenting with Diamond Clear on various types of metal surfaces for yard art objects. I've brushed it on and also used the PreVal sprayer. I'm a novice so I'm learning a lot. Some types of metal allow for the coating to flow better than others, so I've found that thinning with Xylene is often needed. For the PreVal sprayer, I've found that thinning 40% or so works pretty good, depending on the metal surface and temp/RH, etc. Overall, the finish dries nice and tough and glossy.
Reviewed by:  from Portland, OR. - 3/22/2017
Rating Dealing fishing lures
I custom paint fish baits and the KBS spray is the best sealer out there for easy deal on my glide baits just make sure your in a well ventality area I also use Diamond finish on non jointed baits uv protected the finish is amazing...thanks for putting out a awesome product
Reviewed by:  from Eatonton,Ga. - 3/22/2017
Rating Awesome Stuff
I paint fishing lures as a hobby, I used to use epoxy to clear coat my lures. It was very time consuming. I ordered KBS Diamond Clear from you and my life got sooo much easier! The finish is hard and durable. I just dip and hang them. Thank you for making such an awesome product!!!!
Reviewed by:  from Anderson. - 3/22/2017
Rating Love this stuff.
I recommend this to anyone looking for a clear highly reflective surface that lasts.
Reviewed by:  from Nashville TN.. - 2/28/2017
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