A unique use case - public art sculpture
I reached out to KBS Support before ordering Clear Diamond Finish as I had some questions about my specific project. They responded quickly and thoroughly which was great. I ordered a quart and it shipped up and arrived in a few days, which was also great. Given that I was applying this to a fiberglass sculpture of a duck (for an outdoor public art event) I was not using for the traditional purpose - and have not done this before. I have to say this was the trickiest part of this process - as trying not to go back and brush/roll over areas on an object with so many curves and continual surfaces was tricky. (Spraying it might have been better for this project, but I did not have the equipment or safe area to do it that way). After two coats were applied, I ended up letting it dry for a little over 24 hours and then sanded it down some to smooth out areas where I had brush marks showing up. Then I applied two more coats, for a total of 4. And that left me with just a little bit of the quart left over when I was finished. I allowed it to fully cure for over a week - and then moved forward with adhering over 30,000 rhinestones onto the sculpture. For the beak/wings I sanded the clear coat finish (per the KBS teams suggestion) so the adhesive had something to grip onto. For areas like the fireworks - I used a Dremel bit and hand "scuffed/scratched" the surface under anywhere a stone was placed to give it some chance of gripping on as well. Fire Quackers as I titled it, goes on display in May 2021 - Sept. So fingers crossed it holds up well with weather and public interaction.
Reviewed by: RichG from Joliet on 4/13/2021