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The Best Way to Clean a Surface Before Coating or Painting

The Best Way to Clean a Surface Before Coating or Painting
We always recommend using KBS Klean to clean a surface before coating or painting. We formulated KBS Klean as an alternative to solvent based cleaners and degreasers which notoriously leave a residue on the surface which can cause surface tension. KBS Klean rinses clean and does not leave a residue.
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Clear Coat for Water-Based Paint and Coatings

Clear Coat for Water-Based Paint and Coatings
DiamondFinish Clear is a clear coat that is incredible for protecting latex and as a clear coat for water-based paint and coatings of other types. This article describes all of the benefits for using DiamondFinish Clear to seal and protect surfaces painted with water-based coatings.
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How to Refinish a Rusty Snowplow

How to Refinish a Rusty Snowplow
Snowplows receive a lot of abuse during a busy season and wear and tear can take their toll. Maintaining a snowplow is much less expensive than replacing it or making significant repairs. We describe in this article how to prep and coat a rusty snowplow.
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How to Detail Your Engine and Engine Bay with KBS Klean

How to Detail Your Engine and Engine Bay with KBS Klean
A clean engine bay looks great and makes a car or truck easier to maintain. This article describes how to use KBS Klean as part of this process to detail your engine making your job so much easier.
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The Best Way to Paint Brake Rotors and Restore Brake Rotors

The Best Way to Paint Brake Rotors and Restore Brake Rotors
Brake rotors have a big impact on the appearance of wheels. This article describes how to easily restore your rusty brake rotors and how to prevent rust on brake rotors.
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How to Achieve an Incredible Looking Finish When Applying A Moisture Cured Paint

How to Achieve an Incredible Looking Finish When Applying A Moisture Cured Paint
Being patient and taking care to not apply coats too thickly and allowing sufficient dry time between coats allows moisture cured urethanes to cure correctly leaving a beautiful and durable finish. This article describes how to properly apply moisture cured urethanes.
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Coatings That Are Tough, Durable and Hard While Also Being Extremely Flexible

We get an honest question asked all the time: “How can your coatings be hard and flexible? That does not make sense!”

When we started KBS Coatings, we utilized paint chemists that were on the forefront of coatings technology, and they helped us develop coatings that utilized innovative Cross-Linked Coatings Technology. Not only does this coatings technology (used in RustSeal, Tank Sealer, DiamondFinish Clear, KBS MAXX, KBS MAXX Clear, KBS Top Coater, Motor Coater) allow our coatings to adhere incredibly well to surfaces but this technology also allows our coatings to be insanely durable and hard while still being flexible enough to be applied to coil springs and leaf springs.

Gelcoat Clear Coat

A diagram that shows what our coatings do is really nice but most people want to see this coatings technology in action. We get that.

Here is a video showing the toughness and flexibility of DiamondFinish Clear.

Also, here is a video showing the toughness and flexibility of RustSeal.

If you have a coatings application where you need a hard and durable coating that is flexible and adheres well, we have plenty of options for you. Please be sure to get some today!

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How To Properly Open a Can of Paint and Then Store The Can of Paint for Future Use

Over the years, one of the most useful tips we give to our customers is how to properly open a paint can so it be sealed correctly.

In the video below, we show you how to properly open and close a paint can from KBS Coatings. Because most of our paint is shipped at some point, there is a chance that the paint in the can might get between the can and the lid which can make getting the lid off more difficult than it might be with an ordinary latex paint. Latex paints do not provide nearly the adhesion that is provided with paints from KBS Coatings so that is why opening our paint cans is an essential critical first step.

In the video, we also show you how to use KBS Paint Saver. KBS Paint Saver is a proven paint preserver that allows user-friendly long-term storing of leftover paints in the original can. KBS Paint Saver keeps paints, coatings, and clear coats from skinning over in the can saving you money by allowing you to use the entire can of paint. KBS Paint Saver is environmentally safe, allows for storage of paints in their original cans, and is extremely easy to use.

At KBS Coatings, we want you to be able to make the most of your investment which is why we show you how to open and close the paint can and how to use KBS Paint Saver to preserve the paint in the can.

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RustBlast is a Powerful Rust Remover - Keep Surface Wet

DiamondFinish Clear on Fishing Lure

Keep Surface Wet and Then Rinse With Water

This tip for RustBlast is a simple one but just as easily misunderstood. As a powerful rust remover and acid etch, RustBlast will only etch metal and dissolve rust while it remains damp. By letting RustBlast dry before reapplying you might allow an excessive amount of zinc phosphate to build up.

If RustBlast isn't rinsed off (RustBlast should always be rinsed at the end) this excess zinc phosphate can create a barrier that could keep RustSeal from adhering property.

By making sure that you both reapply RustBlast while wet, and rinse RustBlast off when done, you ensure that RustBlast will do the premium job that it's designed to do.

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Seal Your Lawnmower Deck To Prevent Grass From Sticking

Remember Your Lawnmowers!

As you are pulling out your lawnmowers and getting them ready for spring, remember that RustSeal on the underside of the deck will prevent rust and the slick surface provided by the RustSeal will prevent grass from sticking to the deck and clogging up the discharge.

Pick a glossy finish like Gloss Black RustSeal for the slickest surface and watch the grass fall right off and not clog up your mower. Because the underside of most mower decks is coarse, we always apply at least 3 thin coats for this application.

+Go HERE to order the System Sampler which contains everything you need to clean, prep, & apply two coats of RustSeal on up to a 12.5 square foot area.

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Apply RustSeal In Thin Coats

APPLY RUSTSEAL IN THIN COATS

Remember that RustSeal should be applied in THIN coats. Applying too heavily, will cause running and/or sagging on vertical surfaces, and possible bubbling on horizontal surfaces. As RustSeal cures, it releases a small amount of carbon dioxide. If allowed to "puddle", the top of the RustSeal directly exposed to the ambient humidity in the air (the actual catalyst for RustSeal) will begin to "skin" over. This "skinning over" is much like that of chocolate pudding and blocks the release of the afore mentioned carbon dioxide causing bubbles. By applying thin coats, this film cures through and through all at once.

MORE TIPS & TRICKS

RustSeal Fix-It Guide: This guide helps you quickly identify the causes of and the recommended solutions for the most common issues that could occur for RustSeal.

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Tip of the Month – Patience When Using Tank Sealer

PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE THAT WILL BE REWARDED...

Over the years, one of the BEST TIPS that we can give to people who are sealing a tank is to BE PATIENT. Proper prep and sealing IS NOT a lunch hour project. The KBS 3 Step System works perfectly if the Instructions are followed which includes:

  • Be Patient and allow the KBS Klean the time to thoroughly dissolve all the oily fuel residues before rinsing.
  • Be Patient and allow the RustBlast to soak and disintegrate the rust in your tank before rinsing.
  • Be Patient while waiting for the tank interior to dry completely as the tank can NEVER be too dry!
  • Be Patient and allow the tank to cool to room temperature before applying the sealer.
  • Be Patient when sloshing the sealer around to insure complete coverage.
  • Be Patient when draining any & all excess sealer from the tank.
  • Be Patient while waiting for the sealer to cure.
Click HERE for Detailed Tank Sealer Instructions.
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