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  3. Keep the pick up tube and the space below the pick-up tube open by using pipe cleaners that you can find at your local hobby supply store. Put the pipe cleaners in the tube and deep enough that it keeps the space open between the pick-up tube and the tank. Keep the pipe cleaners in there until the Tank Sealer has stopped moving inside the tank but before the Tank Sealer has fully cured in the tank. Does that make sense? Please let us know if that helps and if you have any additional questions.
  4. Howdy! I just completed the KBS Klean step from the three-part tank sealing kit I ordered for my boats aluminum fuel tank. Its amazing how good it looks already! before I commit to the coating process by going forward with the Acid Etch, I wanted to share my concern about the coating clogging up the pick-up tube, primarily where there is minimal clearance between the tube and the tank bottom... what recommendations do you have to prevent this from being a problem? Best I can tell, the pick-up tube is not readily removable.
  5. At this point, sand smooth. 1000 grit should do the trick. Apply another coat of DiamondFinish Clear thinned 10-20% with KBS #1 Thinner or Xylene. Please be sure the coat is thin. Please report back with how well that works for you.
  6. It had been around 2 weeks since kamar was applied. Second coat of diamond finish was applies 2-3hoursafter 1st coats. Temp about 24 degrees and humidity 50%
  7. How long did you wait before your first coat of DiamondFInish Clear? How long did you wait before your second coat of DiamondFinish Clear? What is the temperature in the room where you are doing the coating? What is the relative humidity of the room where you are doing the coating?
  8. I am experiencing dimpling when applying over a ceramic tile. Tile is finished with krylon kamar and sanded prior to coating. After 2 coats, there is dimpling on the surface and some bubbles .. Both coats were applied in a thin coat with a roller. Any help would be appreciated as we are close to giving up on this product
  9. Your best bet at this point is to be another quart of RustBlast and start the process over. You need to clean the tank before you etch the tank. Please let us know if that helps and if you have any additional questions.
  10. hi, i was to excited to start the process of coating my new motorcycle fuel tank and i use the rust blast instead of the degreasser. i mixed it 1/1 with water and had it sitting for a day in the tank and now rust spots have appeared. DUMB me. oh well i just got to fix the issue now. what would be the simplest way to fix everything?
  11. If you post some pictures, that would be very helpful. Some tips: Micro-bubbles are from excess film thickness or not enough time between coats. Apply thin coats and allow enough time between coats. Get the pressure up. If you feel like your gun is not atomizing the paints well, get the pressure up. Always measure the pressure at the gun and be sure to use a moisture trap at the gun. You can thin up to 30% which allows more time for flow out. We are looking forward to hearing more from you and hopefully some pictures.
  12. I’m trying to spray DF and I’m using the recommended air pressure and top size, and I thinned about 15%, but I’m not getting a uniform film. It does not seem to atomizer small enough and looks like it lays on like tiny globes that almost give a fine sand like texture. This is not flowing out and self leveling like the literature says it will. I’m sorry if this is a rookie question, but what am I doing wrong.
  13. The picture looks like white zinc phosphate (left behind by RustBlast by design) mixed with some slight surface rust (to be expected unless your relative humidity is 0) which is completely normal. You can proceed to the Tank Sealer Step. Please let us know if that answered your questions and if you have any additional questions.
  14. Hello, I have an old motorcycle I've been fixing up, the bike had moderate surface rust in the tank so I used the first two steps of the KBS fuel tank sealer kit. However I ended up traveling out of town for work that took longer than expected so now its been 14 days since I used "Rust Blast" on the tank (10 Days max recommended). When I used the product I followed both steps carefully and thought I got great results, no more rust. Kept the tank in a ventilated area on a boot dryer while I was away, but unfortunately when I got home the inside of the tank looked like this. Should I repeat the
  15. We have customers add pigments to DiamondFinish Clear all of the time. Please be sure the pigment you select is 100% dry and urethane grade. Always mix only what is needed as the pot life might be diminished. Please let us know if that helps and if you have any additional questions.
  16. Can you tint or add powdered pigment to Diamond Finish Clear? I have some various project where i'd like to add either white pigment, or Hemway's pearlescent color shift powders to my first 2 coats before adding regular Diamond Finish Clear as my top coat. Are there specific brands you suggest or is it not advised at all? Thanks!
  17. I have a small honda cb175 motorcycle tank that needs this clean/seal work done on it. The tank is in nice shape with a few pinholes. I would be happy to pay for a mail in service to have someone preform the work and pay to ship it back. Thanks
  18. Fixed some rims used diamond clear for finishing
  19. I have already spoken with KBS about respirator use, but I am interested in hearing what others have used. The Diamond Clear contains isocyanates, but it doesn't look like Maxx Clear has them. I am avoiding products with isocyanates because I do not have a supplied air respirator, and you cannot filter out isocyanates. It appears that you can use organic vapor filters in a 3M mask to filter out the harmful organics in Maxx Clear. I am wondering if I am missing anything, or if that is what others have found in their research, too.
  20. Hello all! I am building a bass guitar from scratch, and I have applied automotive primer, and then the base color coat. The paint flashes in the normal amount of time, and the paint manufacturer instructs the user to wait at least 20 minutes after the final base coat before applying clear coat. Obviously, that is for their clear coat product, so I would like to know if the same instructions apply to spraying Maxx Clear. And, will the base coat cure under Maxx Clear? If not, then should I wait for 30 days before clear coating? Thank you for your time, and please let me know if I should b
  21. It does sound like the Motor Coater was applied thick in spots. You can force the remaining solvents (full cure) out by heat cycling. Heat up the block and then let the block cool naturally to room temperature. Do this 5-10 times and you will fully cure the Motor Coater. Please let us know if that helps and if you have any additional questions.
  22. Hi, I applied black motor coater from a pint can on a clean stripped block. And I'm having issues with curing. Some thick spots seem to be still not dried yet, and when I try to heat up the block to test for temperature resistance it gets tacky and when you touch it it leaves a mark. Then when. It cools off it hardens again. Is that supposed to happen? Or is there a breaking process for this paint to fully cure?
  23. DiamondFinish Clear is a moisture cured urethane which utilizes an advanced resin technology and in some ways behaves opposite of traditional solvent based paints and latex paints. If you want to speed up the cure of DiamondFinish Clear you will want to add humidity to the room where the surface coated with DiamondFinish Clear is curing. The curing temperature of the room should be between 55-82F and is fastest between 70-80F. The curing relative humidity of the room should be between 30-85% and the closer to 85%, the faster the cure for DiamondFinish Clear. We commonly get questio
  24. The DiamondFinish Clear instructions page says: What humidity range is considerate "moderate" and what is considered "high" ?
  25. Yes, that is what it sounds like. If the surface is coated and solid, the rust spots are surely coming from somewhere else.
  26. I poked at the spots with a metal rod, seems solid but coated. I used a soft brush and a bit of simple green and the spots seem to be coming clean. So maybe just some surface spots from the exterior sanding water that got inside?
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