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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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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 Clear Coat
This is the best clear coat I have come across. Two part or one part, Diamond Finish is by far the best!
Reviewed by:  from Naples, Fl.. - 4/25/2018
Rating Not what I was expecting
My intended use for the product was a clear coat for fishing baits. After reading the instructions I thought this would be perfect for my project. It turned out the product never got to my standard for being durable. The product was crystal clear but not a hard shell finish as I was hoping for. It peeled off the baits rather easily. The first thing that was interesting I could not get the cover off the can when I received it. I absolutely destroyed the can just to get to the product. I tried dipping the bait in the product I tried brushing the product on 2 coats and neither gave me the durability I needed. The product is probably great for what it was designed for but not this application. I gave it 2 stars simply because it was crystal clear and dried very quickly but was not durable for my project. I don't think the product is bad just not the right fit for my project.
Reviewed by:  from Wautoma. - 4/25/2018
Rating Five Star plus
Your product is awesome ! Love it. Done more than we expected. Our neighbor has ordered also. Thank You
Reviewed by:  from robbinsville nc. - 4/25/2018
Rating Great product
Works great on lures.
Reviewed by:  from Dickson. - 3/26/2018
Rating Perfect
Awesome awesome product and lightning quick delivery!!!
Reviewed by:  from Boonville. - 3/25/2018
Rating I make fishing lures
I use the Diamond Finish Clear as a final coat on the fishing lures I make. I have tried many types of sealers including the clear coat sold by the fishing supply websites. Nothing has worked as good as the Diamond Finish, it goes on easy, I use 2 coats sometimes three depending on the lure and it coats, protects and hardens into a clear glossy finish. I have used it for 3 years and I cannot see any yellowing or wear from the lures I use. I highly recommend this product, it works better than advertised.
Reviewed by:  from Springfield, TN. - 3/25/2018
Rating Can is not user friendly
The clear coat is beautiful. Getting into the can is not easy enough Practically had to ruin the lid to get it opened and am not sure if it will come back off to finish the second half of the quarter. If I do get back into it there won't be a third chance of it. The product is probably the best I've ever sprayed though.
Reviewed by:  from New Port Richey, Fl. - 3/25/2018
Rating fishing lures
Great product for sealing fishing lures'
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Rosemount. - 3/23/2018
Rating Awesome so far!
Did a test piece on wood. Amazing stuff! I saw some reviews that said this does not buff back to gloss, but I was able to wet-sand and rub it out to a high gloss. The trick is to start no rougher than 1200 grit, and work progressively to 3000. The stuff's so hard that sanding flaws will not buff out, at least easily. Also, they recommend a seal coat and 320 for wood, but I found that in my first tests with the spray, the 320 scratches "telegraphed" onto the successive coats. So I let those coats cure, sanded that all flat to 600, then sprayed 2 top coats, and it looks like glass after wet sand and buffing...
Reviewed by:  from Yonkers, NY. - 2/22/2018
Rating great metal lure clear coat
I use the dip method of coating my metal lures I use a 1.5 in pvc pipe approx. 12 in long with a good base put in diamond clear about an inch from the top dip lure and dip again hang to dry the next day dip again lure is ready to fish I fish oil rigs in the gulf of mexico and the finish holds up well to the abuse it is given the color of the lure stays sharp and shines bright love this product
Reviewed by:  from olive branch ms. - 2/20/2018
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