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.

KBS Strip is designed to work well when the ambient and surface temperatures are between 60-85F.
However, KBS Strip is MOST EFFECTIVE when the ambient and surface temperatures are above 70F.
Said in Another Way: The Warmer, The Better!


Carefully pour KBS Strip into spray bottle (use ONLY in special sprayer provided) and adjust the sprayer nozzle for an even spray pattern.

Spray an even, generous layer of KBS Strip and allow it to work approximately 15-30 minutes. (heavy coatings may require spraying again to completely loosen surface finish.)

Gently scrape off blistered finish with putty knife and place in metal container. A small stiff scrub brush can be used on corners or tougher areas.

After the majority (90%) of the finish is removed, spray again. After 5-10 minutes, wash with #2 steel-wool or stripping pad dipped in water or solvent (paint thinner, alcohol, mineral spirits).

Wipe completely clean with a rag or paper towel. If not cleaned completely steel wool may leave residue which can cause spots and streaking. Pour unused remover back into container and rinse out both bottle and sprayer with water. Clean up rags, paper and waste promptly. Allow solvents to evaporate, then dispose of in metal container in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.


Use KBS Strip for the most effective removal of an old failed coating.

KBS Strip is designed to work effectively when the ambient AND tank surface temperatures are between 60-85F. However, KBS Strip is MOST EFFECTIVE when the ambient and surface temperatures are above 70F. Said in Another Way: The Warmer, The Better!

Pour some KBS Strip into tank and carefully rotate tank to allow contact with all sides. It may take multiple applications of KBS Strip to finish the job completely. If an area needs extra attention, prop the tank so that the excess collects on that area. Continue until the majority of the remaining sealer is loosened and/or removed. Old Sealer may come loose in big chunks or small pieces so use a long tweezers-type tool to help remove it from the tank.

After KBS Strip has been allowed to work, pour out KBS Strip, capture, and strain into an appropriate metal container for possible reuse. Reuse the KBS Strip as many times as needed to remove the old liner in the tank.

Rinse tank thoroughly with water. If any part of the sealer still remains, repeat Tank Stripping steps until old sealant is removed.

After stripping is complete, rinse tank generously with water and proceed with the KBS 3-Step System for Tank Preparation and Sealing. (NOTE: When stripping a Fiberglass Tank, surface contact with the stripping agent should be kept to a minimum to avoid the attack and weakening of the fiberglass resin.)

NOTE: Extra care needs to be taken when using KBS Strip to avoid contact with exterior paint of a tank. KBS Strip is a powerful paint remover and WILL INDEED remove exterior paint on gas tanks.


Harmful To: Tile, Linoleum, Asphalt, Plastics, Rubber and Synthetics.

May soften fiberglass.

KBS Strip should be used within six months of opening or disposed of properly to avoid container deterioration.