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  2. Is the finished chassis coating resistant to brake cleaner and other similar solvents? Also what about if diesel or gasoline drips on it?
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  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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
  9. Fixed some rims used diamond clear for finishing
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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
  15. The DiamondFinish Clear instructions page says: What humidity range is considerate "moderate" and what is considered "high" ?
  16. Yes, that is what it sounds like. If the surface is coated and solid, the rust spots are surely coming from somewhere else.
  17. 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?
  18. Please take a wire coat hanger or something similar and unfold it and then poke those areas. When you poke, do you feel the tank or a coating? You do have a very coarse surface on the inside of your tank so it may need another coat of Tank Sealer to cover all of those peaks and valleys but we will know more once you poke those areas. We are looking forward to your reply.
  19. Couple of shots inside tank. There's some dust and tape that got inside after coating, but the small rust colored areas appeared after some water got inside at least 4 days after coating.
  20. Please post some pictures. The entire inside of the tank should be 100% coated with Tank Sealer which will prevent so you might have rust staining over the coating. The other option is that the inside of the tank was so coarse that the Tank Sealer could not properly coat all of the peaks and valleys. Once we see the pictures, we will be able to tell and provide you some feedback on how to proceed.
  21. After following the 3 step procedure for the tank sealer, which looked great, I was sanding and painting outside of the tank. Some water got into the tank during the process. I'm now seeing some small rust spots appearing inside the tank. Should I be worried, or do some sort of cleaning to see if this is an issue?
  22. Yes, absolutely. Get the seal coat (thinned) down and then at least 2 normal coats and you will be good for at least a few years and most likely 5-10 years.
  23. Ok, thank you. I think the ladders are pine and I heard exposed pine only lasts about a year outside normally but if DiamondFinish Clear can protect it by itself, that sounds great. Just didn't want to get super expensive water sealer but have them still fall apart from neglecting UV issue a year later. But you think they will last at least a few years with only sealing with DiamondFinish Clear? Thank you!
  24. A very common application for DiamondFinish Clear is clear coating wood decks that have been stained so we are not sure about the whole "eating wood" theory as we have never heard of that. The reason people seal wood with DiamondFinish Clear is to stop the wood from rotting which is what happens when moisture penetrates wood on a consistent basis. DiamondFinish Clear is typically used for decks and outdoor wood but KBS MAXX Clear can also be used. Just be sure you thin the first coat so it soaks in like we instructed you to do with the DiamondFinish Clear. Hopefully tha
  25. The wood is not currently sealed. I read UV goes through DiamondFinish Clear and UV will eat the wood. My question is what I could apply before using DiamondFinish Clear to protect the wood against UV. I'm trying to have it still look like wood when finished. Is there an (inexpensive and/or commonly available?) solution for a clear UV protective layer to use under DiamondFinish Clear as the final waterproofing layer? Sorry I don't know much about these things and may be using the wrong terms like saying sealer instead of varnish, stain, etc. ...Or would KBS
  26. Is the wood already sealed? Wood surfaces should be smooth and dry with the wood having a low moisture content. All existing failed coatings should be removed, sand smooth and remove dust. Thin initial coat of DiamondFinish Clear 30-50% with KBS #1 Thinner and apply a single covering coat to seal the wood. Allow to cure 24 hours. The wood will generally need to be sanded smooth again as DiamondFinish Clear will tend to raise the wood grain with the first coat. Sand the surface smooth with fine grade of sand paper (280-320). Apply at least an additional full coat for general applica
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