To achieve expert results, please take the time to carefully read and understand the following directions before you begin your restoration project. These directions are meant to be general guidelines only and do not cover every application or environmental situation. If you have remaining questions or concerns, please contact us for technical assistance.
ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE GLOVES AND SAFETY GLASSES. ALWAYS WORK IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA. Please heed all labeled warning and caution notices on all products.
Do not apply if surface temperature is below 45ºF or above 110ºF, or if the surface temperature is within 5ºF of the dew point. Clean the surface well with KBS Klean. The surface should be clean of all grease, dirt, oil, rust, and foreign material which would be detrimental to proper adhesion and desired performance of the coating system being applied.
Use the KBS 3 Step System of KBS Klean, RustBlast, and RustSeal for the ultimate in surface prep and primer sealing. KBS MAXX may be applied over most epoxy and/or urethane primers. Follow primer manufacturers topcoat guidelines.
Mixing and Mix Ratio
Always mix KBS MAXX Base (color) thoroughly. Use of a mechanical mixer (Red Devil Speed Demon Paint Mixer or similar mixing blade attached to drill) is highly recommended.
After the KBS MAXX Base (color) has been mixed well and smooth in consistency, in a mixing cup/container, carefully measure 3 parts mixed up KBS MAXX Base (color). Add 1 part MAXX Activator. Mix thoroughly. Use of a mechanical mixer (Red Devil Speed Demon Paint Mixer or similar mixing blade attached to drill) is highly recommended.
KBS MAXX and MAXX Activator are pre-thinned and ready to brush, roll, or spray, but you can also add KBS #1 Thinner or Xylene as needed at this point and then mix well using a mechanical mixer (Red Devil Speed Demon Paint Mixer or similar mixing blade attached to drill).
Mix Ratio: Mix 3:1 (Base Component:Activator)
Reducer: Ready to Spray. KBS #1 Thinner or Xylene may be added if needed.
Pot Life: Doubles in viscosity in 30 minutes.
Touch: 30 minutes
Through Dry: 1–2 Hours
Hard: 3–4 Hours
Recoat: Anytime within 7 days
Force Cure: Allow 15 minutes to Flash, 20-30 minutes @ 140°- 180°F
Full Cure: A Function of Time, Temperature, and Film Build. This Product will not reach Full Cure for 7 days.
Note: Test Performed @ 77° F 50% Relative Humidity
For optimum results KBS MAXX can be applied by Brush or Roller and also using spray equipment such as Conventional Electrostatic, Conventional suction spray gun, HVLP, Air Assisted Airless, or Airless.
Adjust as needed
1500 psi minimum
Spraying Metallic Colors: For single stage metallic coatings like KBS MAXX, spray a nice covering coat, wait a minute or two, but before it has tacked over, and apply a mist coat increasing the distance between the surface and the gun and only pulling the gun trigger 50-75%. This technique will keep the metallic on the surface and prevent it from floating creating a brilliant sparkle in the KBS MAXX finish.
Brush and Roll: Utilize a natural bristle brush or high-density foam roller and reduce/thin with KBS #1 Thinner. When brushing KBS MAXX, for best results, do not overwork the brush as this can cause the KBS MAXX to cure too quickly possibly leaving visible brush marks. It is best to brush an area with KBS MAXX and move on immediately versus brushing an area over and over again. If you brush over an area over and over again forcing the solvents out, you run the risk of the brush marks not flowing out as well they are designed to flow out.
Note: The above parameters are to be used as a guideline only. Customer specific equipment may require a different set-up.
KBS #1 Thinner, Xylene, or lacquer thinner for cleanup. KBS MAXX must be cleaned up immediately before it dries. Once cured, KBS MAXX cannot be removed by any solvent. Wear protective gloves to avoid skin contact.
Dry Time / Cure
Air Dry: Curing is a function of Time, Temperature, and Film Build. Air dry in 30 minutes to touch, thorough dry in 1-2 hours, dry hard in 3-4 hours. Tested @ 77º F @ approx. 70% relative humidity.
NOTE: The above information is supplied as a guideline to our customers. The user must be aware of the cleaning, pretreatment, application, and testing requirements for their specific job!
Q-Steel panels prepared with RustSeal/KBS MAXX system of 3.0 – 4.0 dft
for 7 days