Diamond finish Clear Coat
I needed to replace the trailer fenders on my EZ Loader tandem boat trailer. The replacement components were raw steel and were going to need paint. I did not feel like taking the time to prep, prime and color paint so I looked for a product that could be applied direct to metal and came upon KBS Coatings’ Diamond Finish Clear.
I prepared the raw steel by sanding out any surface rust stains then washing with KBS #1 Thinner. I have an HVLP system but I did not have the 1.4 mm tip recommended. I thinned the clear approximately 30% but probably should have gone to a higher ratio due to the tip size. It was my first time using this product so I stayed with the product directions. The clear sprays out nicely and was applied in multiple thin coats also as instructed.
Drying time is slower than I would have liked stretching out the paint time for three coats to four hours. I do not have a paint booth and as such, had to paint outside of my garage. The two hour wait between coats was an invitation for all airborne ‘boogers’ to land on my paint job!
KBS Diamond Clear is TOUGH! Once cured nothing can remove it. Just what I wanted for these fenders! The can in which the paint is packaged was a killer, however! No way was that cover going back on the
can therefore the four star rating.
Overall I’m very happy with the look of the product on the steel fenders and it really dresses up the trailer.
Reviewed by: John Pobjecky from Simpsonville, SC on 5/3/2019