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  1. Instead of baking KBS Top Coater, please heat cycle the parts (120F and then 70F, repeat) and that will force the solvents out and cure the KBS Top Coater completely. Please let us know if that helps and if you have any additional questions.
  2. Yes, if you applied heavy coats, the parts could still be tacky. Please heat cycle the parts (120F and then 70F, repeat) and that will force the solvents out and cure the KBS Top Coater completely. Also, increase the air flow over the surface of the parts. Please let us know if that helps and if you have any additional questions.
  3. RustBlast is an acid etch and like any acid etch, RustBlast can etch concrete. We have had customer actually etch the rest of their concrete with RustBlast when something like this has happened so that they have an entire area that looks the same. If you are just seeing the white zinc phosphate residue, you can get that off with a stiff brush and a hose. Please let us know if that helps and if you have any additional questions.
  4. The KBS 3 Step Rust Prevention System of KBS Klean, RustBlast and RustSeal is ideal for restoring rusty truck frames making the frames look better than new and protecting your investment for a lifetime. Unlike other corrosion treatments, RustSeal is a stop rust paint and rust prevention that lasts. Water and air are locked out, therefore oxidation, the precursor to rust, cannot take hold on your car or truck frame. RustSeal is protection that lasts a lifetime.
  5. The key for re-coating or top coating RustSeal is feel. Because RustSeal is sensitive to temperature, humidity and air flow changes, it is best practice to go by feel versus a time frame. To re-coat or top coat RustSeal, you want your finger to drag along the surface but not pull any paint off onto your gloved finger. If you gloved finger gets paint on it, then it is too soon. If your gloved finger slides right along the surface (does not drag), then you have waited too long and should wait a full 24 hours and lightly scuff the surface with 300 grit or apply a dust coat of Fusion Self-Etch Primer. Please be sure to carefully review the Complete RustSeal Directions before you start your project. Let us know if this helps and if you have any additional questions.
  6. Over the years, utility trailers are very prone to rusting and corrosion because utility trailers are used out in the elements and then are also stored in the elements. On top of that, the powder coating that is applied by the manufacturers of the utility trailers does not last against rust and usually starts to chip off on sheets. Many of our customers have used the proven KBS Rust Prevention System to restore utility trailers preventing rust and corrosion making them last a lifetime. Below is a picture from one of our customers who restored a utility trailer over the course of a weekend. RustSeal is a superior single part, ready-to-use, rust preventive coating. RustSeal is impervious to road salts and most every chemical. RustSeal flows out to a beautiful, rock-hard, tough ceramic-like coating that is tough to chip or scratch, and will not crack or peel protecting your valuable assets like a utility trailer. BlackTop is a permanent, moisture-cured, UV stable coating primarily used for topcoating surfaces previously sealed with RustSeal or any other paint/primer application. BlackTop is a high performance protective coating specifically formulated to withstand dulling and fading caused by prolonged sunlight exposure ideal for protecing utility trailers.
  7. Tank Sealer does not stick to itself but you do have an option to apply an additional coat of Tank Sealer. 1) Clean the inside of the tank well with KBS Klean (because you did not test with water). 2) Pour Fusion Self-Etch Primer in the tank. Roll the tank around so all side are coated lightly and drain out all of the excess. Fusion should be applied as a dust coat. Never thick. 3) Let cure overnight. 4) Do the Tank Sealer Step again. Please let us know if that helps and if you have any additional questions.
  8. “This is a sign for a retirement home that I hand-painted about 8 years ago. It had weathered badly, and the owner brought it back to see if I could re-do it. Took some work; but it came back very nicely. Then, I put the Diamond Clear on it, and that really made it POP!” Dale F. DiamondFinish Clear is a crazy tough Clear Coat that can be applied Direct To Metal or over other coatings even on wood. DiamondFinish Clear is a water clear high gloss clear coat that remains permanently flexible and is able to perform in the toughest environments without yellowing, cracking or peeling.
  9. DiamondFinish Clear was used to restore the front on my Fifth Wheel. DiamondFinish Clear is a crazy tough Clear Coat that can be applied to faded fiberglass to bring it back to life. DiamondFinish Clear is a water clear high gloss clear coat that remains permanently flexible and is able to perform in the toughest environments without yellowing, cracking or peeling.
  10. To minimize flash rust, dry the surface quickly and immediately. That is the key. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
  11. Best practice would be to wipe down the surface with KBS Klean and then apply your dust coat of Fusion Self-Etch Primer. Please let us know if that helps and if you have any additional questions.
  12. Yes, DiamondFinish Clear is used on artwork. Are you looking for a glossy finish?
  13. Most waxy frame coatings from the manufacturer can be removed with Mineral Spirits or Acetone. After you have done that, pressure wash the frame to be sure you have gotten rid of it all. After that, do the KBS 3-Step Rust Prevention System. Hopefully that helps. If you have any other questions, please let us know.
  14. In general, KBS Klean and RustBlast diluted really well with rinse water will not harm your grass. The key is to dilute the KBS Klean and RustBlast with as much water as possible. Please let us know if that helps and if you have any additional questions.
  15. In general, the next coat of DiamondFinish Clear should adhere extremely well to the previous coat even if it is beyond the 8 hours that we recommend. That said, to be absolutely sure of great adhesion, you can scuff the previous coat lightly with a green scote brite pad or similar, blow off the dust with clean air and then apply your next thin coat of DiamondFinish Clear. Please let us know if that helps and if you have any additional questions.
  16. Yes, the KBS Tank Sealer System is impervious to all diesel fuels and modern day additives. At this time, we do not have any European Resellers. Please let us know if we answered all of your questions and if you have any additional questions.
  17. In theory, it should, but we have never tested this specifically. Please let us know how it works for you.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Please post or send us pictures. We love to see customer photos as they inspire us!
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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