Q: Can this clear coat be used over laquer and enamel paint?

Asked by: DuWayne A Miller - 9/12/2013
A: Yes, DiamondFinish Clear can be applied over fully cured lacquer or enamel paints.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (9/13/2013)

Q: What is the recommendation for wet sanding and buffing times?

Asked by: Rob - 10/14/2013
A: DiamondFinish Clear can be cut and polished as a normal Clear Coat after 24 hours under normal conditions.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (11/11/2013)

Q: Can you use Diamondfinish Clear Coat on 1986 fiberglass Bass boat top plate? Has been wet sanded.

Asked by: Gohmert - 9/7/2013
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.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (9/8/2013)

Q: Does the clean diamond finish clear coat come in a matte or satin finish?

Asked by: Ryan Pitman - 11/11/2013
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.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (11/11/2013)

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

Asked by: Carlton Brown - 10/28/2013
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.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (11/11/2013)

Q: Can Diamond Clear be thinned for spraying? And what do you thin it with.

Asked by: Bobby Swigart - 4/14/2014
A: Yes, you can thin DiamondFinish Clear 5-30% with KBS #1 Thinner for spray applications.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (4/14/2014)

Q: Does it work over wood?

Asked by: Bobby Swigart - 4/14/2014
A: 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.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (4/14/2014)

Q: Can DiamondFinish Clear be applied over hydrographics?

Asked by: David Holland - 12/7/2013
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.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (12/11/2013)

Q: Will the clear coat chip?

Asked by: Harlan Pierson - 12/31/2013
A: Once fully cured, the DiamondFinish Clear is virtually chip-proof under even extreme circumstances.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (2/15/2014)

Q: Can DiamondFinish Clear be used over water based paint?

Asked by: jason larson - 6/12/2014
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.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (6/12/2014)

Q: What is the best way to store this after you open the can? Is this a moisture cured urethane

Asked by: Jon - 7/14/2014
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.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (7/14/2014)

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.

Asked by: Jason - 7/14/2014
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.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (7/14/2014)

Q: Will this product adhere to a plastic like a hard hat? Also, will it go over vinyl stickers without harming them?

Asked by: Mike - 7/29/2014
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.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (11/25/2014)

Q: How resistant is DFC to brake fluid? thanks..

Asked by: Tim - 6/26/2014
A: The DiamondFinish Clear will withstand minimal casual contact with brake fluid.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (7/14/2014)

Q: is this good for spot repairs. could i paint a scratch then apply this as a clear without blending?

Asked by: Shane Marshall - 7/15/2014
A: Yes, DiamondFinish Clear works well for spot repairs and can be blended very well.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (11/25/2014)

Q: How should I prep chrome to apply diamond clear?

Asked by: Colby - 7/24/2014
A: 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.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (11/25/2014)

Q: Can this product be used as a spray?

Asked by: rfhod - 11/19/2014
A: 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.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (11/25/2014)

Q: Can this be used over acrylic paint on a canvas?

Asked by: tashia derrer - 11/28/2014
A: Yes. Be sure the acrylic paint is completely cured and apply DiamondFinish Clear over it.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (11/30/2014)

Q: Will it hold up to fish teeth and hooks scraping against it? Im looking for a good clear coat for fishing lures.

Asked by: Darren - 12/7/2014
A: Yes, the DiamondFinish Clear will hold up against fish teeth and is used commonly in fishing lures.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (12/15/2014)

Q: Can Diamond finish be used as clear on a 250 engine?

Asked by: Alex Z - 12/20/2014
A: As long as the components of the engine you are clear coatings stay under 325F, it can absolutely be used.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (12/31/2014)

Q: Could this product be used as a clear coat on flooring like travertine?

Asked by: Tracie - 1/8/2015
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.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (1/15/2015)

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? Thank you. WSH

Asked by: whitney - 1/15/2015
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.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (1/15/2015)

Q: can you thin diamond clear with acetone?

Asked by: benny - 6/15/2015
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.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (6/17/2015)

Q: Can this product be used on industrial equipment? Are there any restrictions from using this in food processing areas (non-food contact)?

Asked by: jp schoenberg - 12/4/2013
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.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (12/5/2013)

Q: can this be used on carbon fibre ?

Asked by: C A - 2/14/2014
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.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (2/15/2014)

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?

Asked by: James Wolanin - 3/6/2014
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.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (3/6/2014)

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?

Asked by: jacolyn - 4/14/2014
A: 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.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (4/14/2014)

Q: I want to paint some f250 wheels black and clearcoat with the diamond finish clear, what size would I need?

Asked by: Derek - 5/8/2014
A: A pint of DiamondFinish Clear should be enough and a quart would easily cover the wheels with 2 coats.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (5/8/2014)

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

Asked by: daniel jefford - 6/16/2014
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.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (7/14/2014)

Q: Does DiamondFinish Clear require a hardener?

Asked by: kyangelsncorys - 3/6/2019
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.
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Answer provided by: KBS Coatings (3/6/2019)