Q: Can this clear coat be used over laquer and enamel paint?
A: Yes, DiamondFinish Clear can be applied over fully cured lacquer or enamel paints.
Q: What is the recommendation for wet sanding and buffing times?
A: DiamondFinish Clear can be cut and polished as a normal Clear Coat after 24 hours under normal conditions.
Q: Can you use Diamondfinish Clear Coat on 1986 fiberglass Bass boat top plate? Has been wet sanded.
A: Yes. Wipe the fiberglass surface down with KBS Klean. Allow to dry. Then apply the DiamondFinish Clear. It would be best to apply 2-3 coats for a marine application.
Q: Does the clean diamond finish clear coat come in a matte or satin finish?
A: At this time, the DiamondFinish Clear comes in a Gloss Finish. However, you can lightly sand the DiamondFinish Clear with steel wool after 24 hours to knock down the sheen.
Q: Can diamond finish clear be used over rust seal? I'm looking to use rust seal as a color base coat on some automotive components (steering rack, transmission, differential...etc) and use clear to provide the UV protective layer/topcoat
A: We do not recommend putting DiamondFinish Clear over RustSeal because although DiamondFinish Clear is absolutely UV stable, DiamondFinish Clear does not block the UV rays from getting through to the RustSeal. Over an extended period of time, DiamondFinish Clear can delaminate from RustSeal when exposed to prolonged sunlight.
We always recommend a solid color UV stable top coat paint (such as BlackTop or KBS Maxx) over RustSeal if RustSeal will be exposed to sunlight.
Q: Does it work over wood?
Yes, the DiamondFinish Clear is used over wood all the time and that is an ideal application. Check out the complete directions
for more application information.
Q: Can Diamond Clear be thinned for spraying?
And what do you thin it with.
Yes, you can thin DiamondFinish Clear 5-30% with KBS #1 Thinner
for spray applications.
Q: Can DiamondFinish Clear be applied over hydrographics?
A: Yes, as long as the hydrographic is completely cured, DiamondFinish Clear will go over it. We have had several customers use DiamondFinish Clear over hydrographics on helmets. As always, do a test area first.
Q: Will the clear coat chip?
A: Once fully cured, the DiamondFinish Clear is virtually chip-proof under even extreme circumstances.
Q: Can DiamondFinish Clear be used over water based paint?
A: Yes, DiamondFinish Clear can be painted over a water based paint as long as that coating is fully cured. As always, do a small inconspicuous test area first.
Q: What is the best way to store this after you open the can? Is this a moisture cured urethane
A: Here is what we recommend:
Dispense a working amount of DiamondFinish Clear into a separate container (steel or glass is best) and seal original can immediately. Keep can groove free of paint by using a scoop or KBS Paint Spout. Use plastic wrap between the lid and the top of the can to stop metal to metal contact as DiamondFinish Clear can permanently seal the lid. Unused paint should NEVER be put back into the can as it will shorten can shelf life and cause pressure build-up possibly popping the lid. If there is any trouble resealing the can lid tightly, transfer and store DiamondFinish Clear in a proportionally sized clean glass jar or new paint can. Always store in a cool dry place.
Q: Can this be applied over rusted metal? I have some vintage items that are painted and have rusted areas wich Iwould like to try and preserve as they are.
A: Yes, you can apply DiamondFinish Clear over rusted metal to keep that vintage look. You can even lightly sand the DiamondFinish Clear with steel wool once it has cured to take some of the gloss away.
Q: Will this product adhere to a plastic like a hard hat?
Also, will it go over vinyl stickers without harming them?
A: Yes, DiamondFinish Clear almost always adheres very well to plastics especially high solids plastics. And Yes, DiamondFinish Clear almost always goes over vinyl stickers really well and protects the sticker. This is a very common application. As always, test an inconspicuous area first.
Q: How resistant is DFC to brake fluid? thanks..
A: The DiamondFinish Clear will withstand minimal casual contact with brake fluid.
Q: is this good for spot repairs. could i paint a scratch then apply this as a clear without blending?
A: Yes, DiamondFinish Clear works well for spot repairs and can be blended very well.
Q: How should I prep chrome to apply diamond clear?
Thoroughly clean with a high evaporation solvent such a Butyl Acetate, MEK or Acetone. Continue to clean with KBS Klean
at a dilution rate of 10 to1 with warm water (10% strength) with the use of a soft non-abrasive cleaning pad. Rinse with water and dry thoroughly. Complete directions can be found here
Q: Can this product be used as a spray?
Yes, you can spray DiamondFinish Clear. When spraying, 10%-15% is normally adequate. DiamondFinish can be thinned up to 30%. Use KBS #1 Thinner
. When spraying: Spray pressure of 35-45 psi, 250-330 kpa for siphon/pot guns and 25-35psi, 170-250 kpa for gravity/top container guns. Complete directions can be found here
Q: Can this be used over acrylic paint on a canvas?
A: Yes. Be sure the acrylic paint is completely cured and apply DiamondFinish Clear over it.
Q: Will it hold up to fish teeth and hooks scraping against it? Im looking for a good clear coat for fishing lures.
A: Yes, the DiamondFinish Clear will hold up against fish teeth and is used commonly in fishing lures.
Q: Can Diamond finish be used as clear on a 250 engine?
A: As long as the components of the engine you are clear coatings stay under 325F, it can absolutely be used.
Q: Could this product be used as a clear coat on flooring like travertine?
A: Yes, you can apply the DiamondFinish Clear to a porous flooring like travertine. Apply thin coats and because the surface is porous, it make take 3 or more coats to properly coat the surface.
Q: I would like to apply Diamond Clear over clean weathered paint with light rust showing ("patina"). Is this an appropriate product for this and if so, what prep is recommended?
A: Yes, this is a common application. Wipe down the surface with a 1 part KBS Klean to 9 parts water solution. If you desire a more satin finish, you can hit the surface with steel wool after the DiamondFinish Clear has cured for 24 hours.
Q: can you thin diamond clear with acetone?
A: You can thin DiamondFinish Clear with acetone, but acetone flashes off very quickly making it not the ideal reducer, so we always recommend KBS #1 Thinner, which is a slower evaporating solvent blend.
Q: Can this product be used on industrial equipment? Are there any restrictions from using this in food processing areas (non-food contact)?
A: Yes, DiamondFinish Clear is used all of the time on industrial equipment. DiamondFinish Clear is completely non-toxic once cured so it can be used on non-food contact areas.
Q: can this be used on carbon fibre ?
A: Yes, the DiamondFinish Clear can be used on carbon fiber. Clean the surface with KBS Klean diluted 10 parts warm water to 1 part KBS Klean. Scuff with 600-1200 grit sandpaper and and repeat cleaning process. Rinse & allow to thoroughly dry.
Q: Can you brush Diamond Finish on Epoxy Resin? If so, would you have to sand the resin first so the clear coat will bond?
A: Yes, you can coat over an epoxy resin with DiamondFInish Clear. Just scuff up the epoxy resin with 300 grit to prep the surface. As always, do a test area first.
Q: the topcoat is peeling off of my hood on my car, could I lightly sand it and apply this on top of the areas? do you think it would stop the peeling?
Yes, you can lightly sand the area making sure you remove any loose paint. Then clean the area with KBS Klean
and coat it with DiamondFinish Clear.
Q: I want to paint some f250 wheels black and clearcoat with the diamond finish clear, what size would I need?
A: A pint of DiamondFinish Clear should be enough and a quart would easily cover the wheels with 2 coats.
Q: Hi, can I strip all the paint from my car then cover it in this clear coat and then just leave it like that? I'm looking for a bare metal look for my classic
A: Yes, you can use DiamondFinish Clear to clear over bare metal where the paint has been stripped off. This is a very common application with car restorers. Be sure to follow our directions for proper surface preparation.
Q: Does DiamondFinish Clear require a hardener?
A: DiamondFinish Clear is a 1K product meaning DiamondFinish Clear does not require an activator. DiamondFinish Clear is "activated" by the moisture in the air making it easier to use than a 2K product.