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KBS Fuel Tank Sealer System Removes Rust and Restores the Inside of Your Tank to Like New

KBS Fuel Tank Sealer System Removes Rust and Restores the Inside of Your Tank to Like New

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Rusting and varnish in a fuel tank can create problems. First, rust can create pin holes from which fuel can leak and it can also weaken seam welds creating a fire hazard. Vehicles with in-tank fuel pumps can have issues as fine rust particles pass through the pump pickup strainer and into the pump causing damage. Further, rust particles can collect in fuel filters restricting fuel flow meaning the vehicle can find itself getting enough fuel at idle, but then not enough when accelerating. Particles can also clog fuel injectors and carburetors. Rust in fuel tanks is more of an issue now than it was in the past since today's ethanol-gasoline blends are more corrosive than non-ethanol gasolines of the past.

If your fuel tank has rust there are two ways fix the problem: Replace the tank with a new one or take steps to clean the inside of the tank, remove the rust, and seal the inside with a fuel tank sealer. Replacement of the fuel tank can be very expensive especially in the case of some classic cars where the tanks are very pricey. And even a new tank that has not been sealed will start to rust causing the same problems. Of note, if you have a diesel vehicle, diesel sludge contamination is another fuel tank issue to consider. Diesel sludge is an algae-like substance that adheres to the tank surface or at the fuel water interface. The sludge settles to the bottom of a fuel tank and can clog filters when the vehicle is fueled. A good tank cleaning will help with this problem.

KBS Coatings offers the simple to use Tank Sealer System as an effective, high-quality and economical solution to clean, de-rust and seal your fuel tank. The KBS Tank Sealer System will stop rust and form a tough, fuel impervious coating while sealing small pinholes and weld seams. Whatever your tank holds will never touch the inside walls of your tank again.

The KBS Tank Sealer System is made up of three components. KBS Klean, RustBlast and Gold Standard Tank Sealer.

KBS Klean is a powerful cleaner that deeply penetrates and removes soil and varnish without leaving harmful residues or emitting noxious fumes. KBS Klean is a super concentrated, water-based, biodegradable formula that is crazy powerful and an excellent alternative to flammable solvents and hazardous chemicals.

KBS Klean is designed to be diluted with water and a full-strength dilution is 1-part water (hot water works best) with 1-part KBS Klean. Pour the bottle and water into the tank, place some metal objects like nuts and bolts in to act as agitators and shake the tank up. Let it soak for 45 minutes then flush with water until suds stop coming out. You can repeat as many times as needed.

The next step is RustBlast, a powerful rust remover, zinc phosphate pre-primer and metal etch. RustBlast effectively dissolves rust, corrosion, metal oxides and tarnish from the inside of the tank. It will etch the surface and leave a zinc phosphate coating to ensure a strong bond with the Tank Sealer. The zinc will protect against flash rust in case the Tank Sealer can’t be applied right away.

When working with RustBlast, leave the agitators, which were used in the previous step, in the tank. Shake the tank thoroughly and let the RustBlast soak for about 45 minutes, rotating the tank around every ten minutes or so to etch all surfaces. Then pour out the RustBlast in a container, but don’t dispose of it yet in case the procedure needs to be repeated. Rinse the tank out well with water and inspect to be sure all the rust is gone. If not, repeat the procedure. After the rust has been removed the tank needs to be thoroughly dried. It’s best to use a heat gun or blow dryer to ensure it is completely dry. Don’t forget to remove the agitators!

The grand finale is application of Gold Standard Tank Sealer, a superior single component, ready-to-use fuel tank sealer formulated for coating the inside of metal, aluminum and fiberglass tanks. Gold Standard Tank Sealer is an easy-to-use single application coating that cures into a tough fuel impervious seal. The entire tank including pinholes and weld seams are permanently sealed to prevent the return of rust and corrosion and clogged carburetors.

After pouring in the Tank Sealer, leave it there for 45-60 minutes. Frequently rolling the tank to be sure it coats all interior surfaces and into the seams. Be sure that all remaining fuel tank sealer is completely drained from the tank as you don’t want to leave any pools. The tank can always be propped up and left to drain. It is very important that the sealant be allowed to cure for four days before putting in any fuel.

Rust and varnish accumulation in fuel tanks is a big problem. The KBS Tank Sealer System is an excellent solution.

For more information on the KBS Tank Sealer System, click HERE.

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The Motorcycle Frame Coater Kit Has Everything Needed to Remove Rust and Prevent Rust In The Future

Rust Preventive Motorcycle Frame Paint – The Motorcycle Frame Coater Kit Has Everything Needed to Remove Rust and Seal Metal Away from Moisture

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When restoring a motorcycle, refinishing the frame is a time-consuming process. If the frame is rusty you can count on spending additional time on preparation. Further, once prep is completed, extra care must be taken to ensure further rusting is prevented. KBS Coatings addresses this with the Motorcycle Frame Coater Kit, which is specifically engineered to be user-friendly, reduce labor time and provide a great looking, long-lasting and druable rust preventative finish.

This all-inclusive kit contains KBS Klean to clean to clean the frame, RustBlast to remove surface rust and etch the surface leaving an ideal anchor pattern for paint adhesion, RustSeal which is a rust preventative motorcycle frame paint and BlackTop which is a durable topcoat for a UV stable permanent final finish. KBS #1 Thinner is also included for those who wish to spray rather than brush the RustSeal and BlackTop. This tried and true system has customers raving. The Motorcycle Frame Coater Kit provides coverage for 12.5 square feet of surface area.

The first step of the process is to remove loose or scaly rust and/or paints and coatings with a wire brush, wire wheel or sandpaper. Next scrub the frame with KBS Klean, which provides a clean surface for your motorcycle frame paint job. KBS Klean is a powerful cleaner that deeply penetrates and removes stubborn soil from most surfaces without leaving harmful residues or emitting noxious fumes. KBS Klean is a concentrated, water-based, biodegradable formula that is an excellent alternative to flammable solvents and hazardous chemicals. KBS Klean is designed to be diluted with water and a full-strength dilution is 1-part water with 1-part KBS Klean.

The next step is application of RustBlast, a powerful rust remover, zinc phosphate pre-primer, and metal etch. RustBlast effectively dissolves rust, corrosion, metal oxides, and tarnish from most metal surfaces. It will gently etch the surface and leave a zinc phosphate coating to ensure a strong bond with any paint. RustBlast is applied full strength to a clean surface and needs to be kept wet for at least 30 minutes or more. The RustBlast step is completed by rinsing with water and letting the surface dry thoroughly even the weld spots which tend to hold water.

Now it’s time to apply RustSeal, a rust inhibitive and rust preventative paint that chemically bonds to metal, including rusted metal, to form a flexible yet rock-hard, non-porous barrier. RustSeal will not crack chip or peel. RustSeal is user-friendly and works by isolating metal from moisture and without moisture present, steel can't rust. RustSeal is formulated with fast evaporating solvents that allow the paint to cure quickly and bond to the frame which locks out water and air to avoid rust and corrosion. Slow evaporating solvents are also part of the formulation and remain longer to allow brush marks to flow out. Further, RustSeal contains additives that allow gases, created during the curing process, to escape meaning bubbles don’t form in the applied finish and compromise the appearance and integrity of the coating. RustSeal is incredibly tough and extremely resistant to abrasion and impact yet provides a smooth beautiful finish that resembles the look of a powder coat or ceramic coat. RustSeal can be applied by brush, or with a spray gun. It is recommended to thin RustSeal 5-10% with KBS #1 Thinner using a spray gun. RustSeal is always applied in thin coats and typically, two coats is enough to coat the surface with proper coverage.

The last step in the frame refinishing process is to apply BlackTop Chassis Paint. RustSeal is not intended for use as a final finish when used where the coated surface will be consistently exposed to sunlight. Repeated or prolonged exposure to direct UV light will cause cosmetic alteration to its color and sheen. BlackTop is a permanent, high-performance, moisture-cured and UV stable protective high-performance coating that’s specifically formulated to withstand dulling and fading caused by prolonged sunlight exposure and go right over RustSeal. BlackTop dries to a rock hard yet flexible coating that is incredibly durable. As with RustSeal, BlackTop has superior flow out and leveling and can be applied by brush, or by spray gun when diluted 5-10% with the included #1 Thinner.

With the Motorcycle Frame Coater Kit, you can restore a motorcycle frame with an excellent and long-lasting finish that will look great and prevent rust and corrosion. Your bike will be the talk of all of your buddies!

To learn more about the Motorcycle Frame Coater Kit, CLICK HERE.

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RustSeal Rust Prevention Formulation Keeps KBS Coatings as the Leader of the Pack

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At KBS Coatings, superior product performance and user friendliness are our top priorities. KBS Coatings has the best products for rust prevention and we continually look for ways to improve upon them as well as provide features not offered by other manufacturers. For example, RustSeal, which is a high-tech rust prevention coating that uses premium quality materials for state-of-the-art performance, has been continually improved upon by listening to our customers. We learned what they wanted with this type of coating: Quick and easy application, smooth rich deep colors, excellent bonding of the coating to the surface and color variety. Thanks to our on-staff paint chemists, we were able to engineer these qualities into RustSeal.

RustSeal is quick and easy to apply. This is due to the paint “flowing out” well. Flow is the degree to which the wet film of a coating material can flow out during and after application to produce a uniform smooth surface. This is especially important for those times a paint brush needs to be used, such as when painting a car frame while it is attached to the vehicle. Competitors’ coatings often require continually going back to re-brush areas of wet paint to get proper coverage and smooth out brush marks. Because RustSeal has superior flow characteristics it provides great hide and coverage on each coat without the need for frequent re-brushing. So, RustSeal saves you time. Users say the finish resembles the incredible look of a powder coat.

To achieve this, RustSeal is formulated with a blend of solvents. Fast evaporating solvents allow the paint to start to cure quickly and adhere well to the prepped surface locking out water and air and avoiding oxidation (rust and corrosion). In addition to the fast evaporating solvents, slow evaporating solvents remain longer and allow brush marks to flow out giving a beautiful uniform finish. Hi-Tech additives are included to release gases in the paint so micro bubbles don’t form and compromise the appearance of the coating.

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Availability of a wide variety of colors also differentiates RustSeal from competing corrosion treatments. Other manufacturers typically provide their products only in gloss black, semi-gloss black, silver, and gray. RustSeal is available in ten colors: Gloss Black, Satin Black, Silver, Grey, Off-White, Oxide Red, Green, Cat Yellow, Safety Blue and Galvanized Steel.

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Coating stability, after the can has been opened, is another important aspect of our paint formulation. Once the can is opened the paint is exposed to ambient moisture in the air which can be absorbed into the paint. For RustSeal, moisture is the catalyst the activates bonding of the paint to the prepped surface. If a significant amount of moisture collects in the stored paint, the shelf life is diminished. While storing RustSeal according to the directions is always best, RustSeal’s formulation includes additives that convert accumulated ambient moisture to a gas which then evaporates out of the coating resulting in extended shelf life for RustSeal.

By listening to our customers’ needs, utilizing on-staff paint chemists and controlling the manufacturing process by producing RustSeal in house, KBS Coatings has developed a unique and user-friendly rust prevention coating with superior performance, flexibility, toughness and incredible impact resistance. RustSeal is the most permanent cost-effective solution for stopping rust and corrosion anyplace where it is a problem: home, automotive, industry, fleet, farm and more.

To learn more about RustSeal from KBS Coatings, click HERE.

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