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  2. If the paint on the transmission case is glossy (shiny), scuff with 300 grit. If the paint on the transmission case is matte or flat, you can still scuff it but it is not as critical. After that, assuming the transmission case has been cleaned very well with a water based cleaner, you can apply the Motor Coater. Please be sure to check out the Motor Coater Directions before you start your project. If we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
  3. I have a transmission case that was already painted black. I degreased and pressure washed it. Can I just paint it with just the coater or do I need to do the whole process?
  4. Yes, when doing a clear coat like DiamondFinish Clear, you do not want to use RustBlast as RustBlast leaves behind a white zinc phosphate powder that can cloud up a clear coat. Clean the surface really well with KBS Klean and then rinse and dry immediately to prevent flash rust. You want to dry a cast surface really well because cast surfaces tend to hold on to moisture and moisture left on the surface can lead to a less than desirable final finish. Once the surface is bone dry, apply DiamondFinish Clear in thin coats. You can apply as many coats as you need but they have to be thin coats. Please be sure to check out the complete DiamondFinish Clear Directions: https://www.kbs-coatings.com/DiamondFinish-Clear-Directions.html Please let us know if that helps and if you have any other questions.
  5. Yes, you can absolutely coat over cured Motor Coater (KBS Engine Paint). Give the cured Motor Coater surface a slight scuff and then clean the cured Motor Coater surface with KBS Klean. Once the surface has been rinsed and is bone dry, the surface is ready for more Motor Coater. Please let us know if that helps and if you have any other questions.
  6. I have a very large 100 year old bell with mounts. It's a very rough cast iron surface. I used a wire wheel off my angle grinder to strip off old paint and rust. I'd like to use Diamond Finish Clear to protect the metal with it's current patina while it sits outside for the rest of it's life. Can I use KBS Klean, the the Diamond Finish without having to also use the Rust Blast? If Rush Blast is required, please advise why? Thanks for your time and consideration.
  7. Can you paint KBS engine paint over older KBS engine paint after "scuffing" the old paint?
  8. Please post or send us pictures. We love to see customer photos as they inspire us!
  9. So to repeat back, spray first coat, wait to dry to the touch before the second coat....usually 2-4 hours temp and humidity dependent. My shop conditions are 70 degrees with 25% humidity, so we should see dry to touch within the time specified. Thanks for your prompt reply and support. I have never had a KBS Coating product disappoint me if applied correctly, I'm excited about coating the polished aluminum trim for our 1978 Ford Truck. This is a full restoration project with all the anodized aluminum trim removed, stripped of anodizing, polished to bright chrome look, cleaned and ready to coat with Diamond Clear. Thanks Again
  10. Re-coating time for DiamondFinish Clear is very dependent on temperature and humidity. With that in mind, re-coating can be done once the first or consecutive coat is dry-to-touch and does not leave a fingerprint which is usually within 2-4 hours. When spraying, 10%-15% is normally adequate. Use KBS #1 Thinner (VOC Exempt) or Xylene ONLY. Please let us know if that helps and if you have any additional questions.
  11. the TDS states to clean with 4% KBS Kleen and 2 thin coats, yet doesn't state the flash or dry times between the initial coats. What is the dry time between first and second initial coats? Thanks PS I'm using an HVLP gravity feed spray gun for application.
  12. BlackTop Gloss is 90-95% gloss measured at 60 degrees so it sounds like you would just want to use BlackTop Gloss. If you wanted to bring the gloss down some, the best way to do it is to start with a 1:1 mix and then adjust as needed. As a very general rule, it is easier to get glossy and more difficult to get satin which is why we recommend starting at a 1:1 mix. Please let us know if that helps and if you have any additional questions.
  13. Thank you for the advice. Do you have a formula for the ratio to get a 80-90% gloss. Would I do a 9:1 ratio of gloss to satin?
  14. Yes, you can absolutely mix the BlackTop Gloss and the BlackTop OEM Satin to get a custom sheen. The best way to do it is to start with a 1:1 mix and then adjust as needed. Always paint out test pieces and wait 24 hours to see the final sheen knowing that the sheen gets more satin as it cures. Please let us know if that helps and if you have any additional questions.
  15. Yes, you can apply BlackTop (Non-Aerosol) in thin coats (3-8 hours between coats; re-coating can be done once the first or consecutive coat is dry-to-touch and does not leave a fingerprint). After 24 hours, you can wet sand and then apply additional coats of BlackTop as needed to get the desired finish and gloss. Please let us know if that helps and if you have any additional questions.
  16. I'm trying to paint a vintage motorcycle frame however the gloss paint that kbs offers is too glossy and the satin is too dull. Is there a way to mix paints to roughly get 50% -75% gloss? Has anyone done this in the past? Thanks in adance Arnold
  17. Can u wet sand the top coat to get a smooth gloss finish with the gloss black top coat. Wanting to paint my harley frame and wanting a smooth nice finish
  18. KBS Coatings

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    Excellent. Please send us your before and after pictures! We love to see customer photos.
  19. Ben

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    I appreciate the help, looking forward to using KBS products for the first time.
  20. KBS Coatings

    Primer

    No, you can brush RustSeal (brush marks flow out beautifully) and then spray the BlackTop. There are three effective ways to topcoat RustSeal (with BlackTop, KBS Top Coater, KBS MAXX or other solid color top coat paints) effectively so that the coatings bond and fuse together. Please choose the one that works for your project. 1) Apply your top coat once the second or final coat of RustSeal is dry-to-the-touch and does not leave a fingerprint (usually 3-6 hours depending on temperature and humidity). 2) Let the second or final coat of RustSeal fully cure (at least 24 hours), scuff the RustSeal with 320 grit, then apply your top coat. 3) Let the second or final coat of RustSeal fully cure (at least 24 hours), dust the RustSeal with Fusion Self-Etching Primer, let the Fusion cure for 30 minutes, then apply your top coat. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
  21. Ben

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    Thank you, I ordered a gallon of Rust Seal and a gallon of Black Top. I am working on a 1950 Ford F-2, and plan to use this on all the frame/suspension, inner fenders, running boards, etc. Would there be any issues applying the Rust Seal with a brush, and then spraying the Black Top over it?
  22. KBS Coatings

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    If you have freshly sandblast steel where fresh sand (not recycled) and gloved hands (no finger oils) were used, you can simply apply BlackTop straight to that surface. Most people put RustSeal to the sandblasted steel and then BlackTop over the RustSeal for the longest lasting rust prevention system but BlackTop will adhere very well to sandblasted steel. BlackTop is used all of the time on running boards and is ideal. This is a very common application. Please let us know if that helps you and if you have any additional questions.
  23. Ben

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    If using Black Top over sandblasted bare steel, what primer do you recommend? Even though it is a "chassis" paint, would there be any issues painting more UV exposed areas like running boards on a truck?
  24. The aerosol cans spray better when up and down. Depending on how full the aerosol cans are (the fuller, the better) they can also spray when they are side to side. Please let us know if that helps and if you have any other questions.
  25. Will be spraying the underbody while laying under the car on jackstands . Do your aerosol cans spray well when sprayed vertical? Thanks!
  26. We have snow removal companies all over the country using our proven products because the investment is worth it for the long term protection of their equipment. For snow removal trucks (and the like): 1) Wire Wheel and Needle Descale. 2) Clean with KBS Klean (Can be put through a pressure washer). 3) Etch all areas well with RustBlast. 4) Coat with RustSeal. Thin coats and at least 2-3 coats. 5) Coat over the RustSeal with BlackTop for any areas that are exposed to sunlight. This will give you the best permanent finish that will protect against rusting and will allow for easy cleaning of your snow removal equipment. Complete Direction can be found HERE. Please let us know if that helps and get back with us if you have any additional questions.
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