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  1. Snowplows receive a lot of hard use 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. So, it’s important to take time to inspect and service the mechanical parts of your plow as well as refinish rusty components. General Snowplow Maintenance Check to be sure all fasteners are properly tightened. Inspect electrical connections to be sure they’re not loose or corroded. Be sure all the moving contact points are properly greased. The plows cutting edge must be in proper condition to cut through snow, as well as it needs to be able to protect the moldboard. If a cutting edge is worn down to four inches or less, it’s typically ready for replacement. If your snowplow has plow shoes check to be sure they can keep your blade off the ground. If they can’t, be sure to replace them. Inspect the plow and vehicle mounts for cracks. Keep Rust from Forming on the Snowplow Blade The best way to avoid rust damage is to keep rust from forming in the first place. After use, especially after being in contact with salt, wash the snowplow blade, frame and other components to remove dirt and corrosives. Steps to Refinish a Rusty Snowplow If you find the moldboard, frame or attachment components have been scratched down to bare metal, you can be sure rust will begin to form. Spot damage repairs, as well as complete piece refinishing can be done with RustSeal. RustSeal is a very hard and durable coating that stops rust. It can handle the rigors of snowplow duty and is able to be brushed, rolled, or sprayed on. The coating flows out well, so if it’s brushed or rolled on it won’t leave brush marks. BlackTop is a UV stable (does not chalk or fade in sunlight) topcoat that goes over RustSeal well and is ideal for the moldboard, frame or attachment components. BlackTop comes in Gloss, OEM Satin Black, or Flat allowing you to pick your desired sheen. The first step to refinish a rusty snowplow is thoroughly cleaning the area to be painted of any dirt, grease, salt, or other contaminants that could interfere with the adhesion of RustSeal. KBS Klean is recommended. KBS Klean is a powerful, water-based, and biodegradable cleaner. Next, remove any loose, scaling rust with sandpaper or a wire brush or wheel. If the paint or coating is loose and peeling or bubbling it will need to be removed before painting as the bond of RustSeal is only as strong as the surface to that which it’s adhered. If you are going to be applying RustSeal on top of an existing paint or coating, you’ll first need to scuff it, so RustSeal has a surface to bite to. This can be done with 320 grit sandpaper. Sand just enough so that the surface has a dulled appearance. If it’s shiny the RustSeal won’t adhere as well as it could. Wash the surface again with KBS Klean to be sure all debris and residues are removed. Next use RustBlast to prepare the metal for RustSeal. RustBlast is a powerful rust remover, zinc phosphate pre-primer, and metal etch that treats the metal to provide a surface to which RustSeal can strongly bond. Next, apply RustSeal to the treated area. For this application it’s recommended to apply a minimum of 3 thin covering coats. Detailed information on use of KBS Klean, RustBlast, and RustSeal can be found HERE. Lastly, finish off the snow plow with KBS MAXX which comes in plenty of colors and can be brushed or rolled to give an incredibly durable finish that will not chalk or fade. KBS MAXX is the ideal snow plow paint because of its brillance and long term durability. Maintaining a snowplow is much less expensive than replacing it or making significant repairs. It’s important to take time to inspect and service the mechanical parts of your plow and refinish a rusty snowplow as necessary.
  2. How to Achieve an Incredible Looking Finish When Applying A Moisture Cured Paint You just applied the final coat of a moisture cured paint or coating. It’s still wet and so far, everything looks great. You call it a job well done and leave the piece to dry thoroughly. Later you come back to inspect your work and see micro bubbles have formed in the coating. Ugh! Now you must either deal with it the way it is, or sand down the bubbles and apply another coat. Keep in mind, user error is the main reason why moisture cured paints and coatings form bubbles, and it can be easily avoided. What is a Moisture Cured Paint or Coating? A moisture cured paint or coating is a type of coating which cures in the presence of atmospheric moisture. It forms a protective film by reacting chemically with the moisture in the air. Moisture cured paints and coatings are a one-part (1K) formulation and include clearcoats, such as DiamondFinish Clear, Rust preventative coatings, like RustSeal, BlackTop, and KBS MAXX, as well as other paints, coatings, and sealants. Among the benefits of moisture cured paints and coatings is that they withstand pooling water, produce a hard, durable, and highly reflective surface, and have good adhesion characteristics. Moisture cured coatings are popular for use in humid environments as the humidity can help rather than hinder curing, as it can with paints and coatings that aren’t moisture cured. However, excessive humidity can cause problems with the curing of moisture cured coatings, which we’ll talk about a little later. Moisture cured paints and coatings are made up of pigments, additives, resins and solvents. Since they cure in the presence of water vapor, their formulation is solvent based, rather than water based. The solvent functions to dissolve or disperse a variety of components used in the formulation. As the paint or coating begins to dry the solvent evaporates and the resin component remains to create a hard coating that is not breathable. This advanced coatings technology helps to resist stains, contaminants, and rust. Why Moisture Cured Paints and Coatings Can Form Bubbles That brings us to those nasty little bubbles in the paint or coating you may have found after it dried. The bubbles are typically formed because of gas and vapor pressures within the paint or coating. This typically happens when a coat of product is applied too thick and a film, or skin, forms over the top of the still wet and solvent rich paint or coating. Much like pudding that has skinned over. The solvent gas in the wet coating has difficulty evaporating through the film and becomes trapped. Known as Solvent Entrapment, the condition forms bubbles under the skin. Blistering can also occur with moisture cured paints or coatings. This is different than bubbling and can happen when they are applied during high humidity, or on wet surfaces, meaning a wet on wet application. The resulting bubbles eventually dry in place as the paint cures. This not only looks bad but can compromise the protection the paint or coating is intended to provide; a hard, non-breathable film that seals the material it is applied to away from moisture, oxygen, and contaminants. The bubbles can cause the coating to form a permeable Swiss cheese like structure which can allow these elements to pass through. Tips for Applying Moisture Cured Coatings Avoiding paint bubbles is a matter of taking care and being patient. Instead of applying a couple of thick coats of product to get the job done quickly, time should be taken to apply it in multiple thin coats. With each coat being given sufficient time to dry and off-gas solvent. For example, with RustSeal, KBS recommends applying an additional coat once the first or consecutive coat is dry-to-the-touch and does not leave a fingerprint, which is typically within 2-6 hours depending on temperature and humidity. Applying an additional coat on top of that which has not had sufficient cure time is a sure-fire way to make the paint or coating bubble up. Remember to not apply moisture cured products in rainy, excessively humid conditions, or on wet surfaces. When brushing or rolling on moisture cured coatings it’s important to not “overwork” the brush or roller. Continually going back and forth over the paint or coating forces out the solvent gases at a faster rate than that intended by the manufacturer for proper self-leveling and curing. In Summary User error is the main reason moisture cured paints and coatings can form bubbles. However, by being patient and taking care to not apply coats too thickly and allowing sufficient dry time between coats it can be avoided.
  3. Marine Paint Needs to Have Toughness, Flexibility, and Durability Marine environments can wreak havoc on metal and the paints they are finished with. Things like boat trailers, decks, hulls, masts, and storage lockers are susceptible to the moist and often salty conditions. Wear and tear can damage paint, exposing metal, and soon rust sets in. Without stopping rust, it causes damage that can be costly to repair or require replacement of the rusted part. To avoid damage the metal needs to be refinished immediately with marine paint. However, rust usually sets in before the job can be completed. So, what is the best way to refinish metal that is rusted? What needs to be considered when choosing a rustproof paint for marine use? Marine paint needs to separate air and moisture from the metal to avoid oxidation, the precursor to rust. To keep air and moisture away from metal the paint must bond strongly and be hard to avoid damage from wear and tear. Flexibility is another important quality marine paint needs to address. Flexibility allows the paint to remain bonded to the metal if it is dented, as well as when the metal expands and contracts. Durability is critical also to reduce the frequency of the metal needing to be refinished. UV stability is a primary concern as the paint will most likely have high exposure to the sun. To maintain an impenetrable barrier that will seal the metal away from air and moisture, marine paint ultimately must have toughness, flexibility, and durability to remain uncompromised by dings and dents to the metal, as well as the elements. KBS Coatings RustSeal performs well as a marine paint as it has the necessary toughness, flexibility, and durability needed to maintain an air and moisture proof seal with the metal. RustSeal is a single part, moisture cured, rust preventive coating. The formulation of the RustSeal makes it wholly non-porous and impervious to air, water, sea salt and chemicals. RustSeal is for use above or below the waterline and will protect metal that is underwater or exposed to constant high humidity. KBS Coatings' Advanced Cross-Linked Coatings Technology makes RustSeal both highly-durable and flexible. Its hardness helps to avoid damage from wear and tear, while its flexibility allows it to remain bonded to metal during expansion and contraction, or if it is dented. RustSeal will not crack, flake, or peel in marine environments. Check out THIS VIDEO demonstrating RustSeal’s durability and flexibility. RustSeal is user-friendly and can be brushed on, rolled on, or sprayed on. It flows out well and is self-leveling to provide a beautiful, smooth finish without brush marks. To achieve the best bond of RustSeal to metal, the surface needs to be properly prepared. Corrosion and organic contaminants need to be removed so that RustSeal can deeply penetrate and permanently adhere. This includes removing dirt, oil, grease and other contaminants. The surface also needs to have a texture, or etch, that allows the RustSeal to take hold. This preparation can be achieved by sand blasting. However, blasting with plastic, bead or soda media will not provide the amount of abrasion needed for direct RustSeal application. If the metal is not being sandblasted, KBS Coatings offers KBS Klean and KBS RustBlast for proper surface preparation. KBS Klean is a concentrated, water-based, biodegradable, and non-flammable formula that cleans the surface by removing dirt, grime, oils, lubricants, grease, waxes, scum, algae, and other contaminants. KBS Klean is applied after using 320 grit sandpaper, or a wire brush or wheel to remove any loose flakey rust. After the KBS Klean procedure is complete, it is time for KBS RustBlast. RustBlast is a powerful rust remover, zinc phosphate pre-primer, and metal etch. RustBlast dissolves rust, corrosion, metal oxides, and tarnish from most metal surfaces. Prior use of KBS Klean is important as the cleaner the surface is, the more effective RustBlast will be. RustBlast ultimately allows RustSeal to penetrate more deeply into pores in the metal to permanently seal and protect the surface. RustSeal is not intended for use as a final marine paint finish as long-term exposure to direct UV light will cause fading of the color and sheen. RustSeal’s guaranteed rust protective properties, however, will not degrade. To protect against unwanted cosmetic changes, RustSeal can be top coated with any opaque (solid color) paint system. A popular choice is KBS Coatings Top Coater, which is included in the KBS All-In-One Kit. This user-friendly all-inclusive kit consists of KBS Klean, RustBlast, RustSeal, KBS Top Coater and KBS #1 Thinner. KBS Top Coater is a single part, high solids paint that does not run or sag, and gives at least twice the coverage of conventional single part marine paint. Like RustSeal, KBS Top Coater can be brushed, rolled or sprayed on. Its self-leveling properties allow it flow out well, not show brush marks and provide professional looking results. KBS Top Coater is available in 16 colors. Marine environments can wreak havoc on metal and the marine paint it is finished with. KBS Coatings provides a solution to avoid rust with a tough, long lasting and durable barrier, while providing a beautiful and professional appearing finish. For more information on the KBS Coatings All-In-One Kit click HERE.
  4. RustSeal - Showing the Insane Durability and Flexibility of this Rust Preventive Paint This video shows the durability and flexibility of RustSeal by KBS Coatings. 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. Get some RustSeal for your project today and take your rust prevention to the next level!
  5. Rust Prevention Products Used To Stop and Prevent Rust on Car Surfaces In the video, Stacey David shows how easy it is to prep and coat surfaces of your car or vehicle to stop rust and prevent rust from destroying the metal surfaces. The rust prevention system from KBS Coatings, that features KBS Klean, RustBlast, and RustSeal, is used to stop rust and prevent rust on all of these surfaces and more: suspension mounts, strut towers, control arms, Shocks and struts, sway bars, backend exhaust, exhaust pipes, catalytic converters, mufflers, rocker panels, floor boards, trunk floors, front fenders, rear fenders, doors, battery compartment, engine compartments, and engine bays. RustSeal is a superior one part, completely non-porous, ready-to-use, high-solid content, rust preventive coating, that is actually strengthened by exposure to moisture. It is impervious to road salts and most every chemical. RustSeal flows out to a beautiful, rock-hard, tough coating that is tough to chip or scratch. These exceptional properties make RustSeal specifically formulated to prevent corrosion and stop rust. RustSeal completely seals metal surfaces, blocking all the pores and preventing penetration of moisture, oxygen, and water vapor. Unlike other corrosion treatments, RustSeal is an enhancement and investment that lasts. Water and air are locked out, therefore oxidation, the precursor to rust, cannot take hold on the metal surfaces of your vehicle.
  6. Because RustSeal and KBS MAXX are incredibly durable coatings, there are thousands of applications for these incredible coatings. One of our customers used RustSeal and KBS MAXX to protect the lift in his garage. After prepping the surface, he applied both RustSeal and KBS MAXX with a brush and ended up with an incredible looking lift that will withstand the abuse that garage lifts have to endure!
  7. “RustSeal/BlackTop are easy to use and directions are clear. Coatings go on easy and look great!” -Daren A prepped surface coated with RustSeal and then top coated with BlackTop is is the ideal solution to painting a new staircase or even a rusty old fire escape that needs to be restored. RustSeal provides the rust protection and durability while BlackTop provides the durability and UV stability needed for exterior applications. BlackTop also comes in three sheens: Gloss, Satin Black and Flat Black. Grab some today!
  8. Can oil based paint with harder like rustoleum, be top coated over rust seal and what would the application instructions Be? I want a top coat I can roll or brush on.
  9. The Frame Coater Kit is a quart size 3-Step System Kit that includes enough products to Klean, Blast & Seal a full-size car or truck frame, or any 50 sq. ft. area with 2 coats of paint coverage. You get Top Quality Protection at a tremendous value! Detailed instructions included. KBS Coatings’ 3 Step System of RustSeal (a rust preventive coatings), KBS Klean (an industrial strength water-based cleaner / degreaser) and KBS RustBlast (a powerful rust remover / metal etch) is the most effective rust and corrosion prevention system available today. RustSeal is a paint or coating that chemically bonds to bare metal to form a permanent, moisture resistant finish that is flexible yet won't crack, chip, or peel. Because RustSeal is moisture-cured, this superior coating is made even stronger by continued exposure to moisture. RustSeal is also highly resistant to some of the most aggressive chemicals such as acids, alkalis, salts, abrasive materials, fertilizers, coal dusts, solvents, oils, and other refined petroleum products.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. "Want to give a shout out to KBS Coatings on their 3 step under coating paint - RustSeal. I was able to do this after their KBS Klean and RustBlast products." -Pat C.
  13. "Using KBS Klean, RustBlast & RustSeal and BlackTop made this trailer restoration job much easier and virtually less time consuming verses the traditional practice of grinding rust, priming and spray painting. As reflected in the pictures, KBS will exceed your expectations." -Randy P.
  14. “1987 Chevy R10. Used RustSeal on underside of cab and applied KBS UnderCoat Rubberized as a top coat.” - Jeff R. RustSeal: https://www.kbs-coatings.com/RustSeal.html KBS UnderCoat: https://www.kbs-coatings.com/UnderCoat-Solvent-Rubberized.html
  15. This entire engine compartment was coated with KBS Coatings. RustSeal and BlackTop on the firewall and frame components. Motor Coater was used on the engine. Professional Results at a DIY Price.
  16. “I wanted to thank you for such a great product. I’m restoring my 1986 GMC Sierra Classic & wanted to freshen up the old rusty frame. I purchased the Large Frame Kit & was extremely impressed by how easily it was to use and how well it worked on even the rustiest of surfaces. The finished product was awesome! Thanks again!” -VS Large Frame Coater Kit
  17. Chevy Orange Motor Coater on Engine. XTC Cast Iron Grey on Headers XTC Stainless Steel on Exhaust RustSeal Gloss Black on Underside RustSeal Galv Steel on Drive Shaft RustSeal & BlackTop on Firewall, A-Arms & Frame under Engine
  18. KBS Klean: https://www.kbs-coatings.com/KBS-Klean.html RustSeal: https://www.kbs-coatings.com/RustSeal.html
  19. “Leaky windshield removed to reveal rusty channel. Cleaned with wire brush and then followed directions as described. Channel looks great and ready for glass!” -Jason A. Be sure to check out the System Sampler and BlackTop.
  20. “I am working on a frame-off restoration 1968 Jeep CJ5. The frame was sandblasted then coated with two coats of KBS RustSeal applied with a 2" brush. There was little to no rust on my frame, so per the application flow chart, the RustSeal was applied directly to the clean blasted metal.” -Tim E. Be sure to check out RustSeal.
  21. “This is my idea of a fun Resto Mod on my '75 CJ5. The Frame was completely reworked and rewelded then KBS Kleaned, RustBlasted and and finally sprayed with RustSeal.. I got carried away since its down to the frame anyway and have been giving every nut and bolt a going over. Its not a show vehicle but with a 454 BBC it will show pretty well I think! :-)” - Henry S https://www.kbs-coatings.com/frame-coater-kit.html
  22. “Finished my fuel tank this past weekend and all went well. I had first started with cleaning the tank and welding a few holes up in my 44 gallon aluminum tank. I do have to say that this all took a matter of weeks to complete because of proper drying and work schedule. The process was very straight forward. I couldn't believe how well the Gold Standard coated the inside of the tank with multiple baffles in the tank. I then painted the exterior with gloss black. This being in the hull of my boat never to be seen by sun again but it sure looks good. Thanks for such a great product!" -Glenn B. RustSeal Tank Sealer
  23. “Had my Ford 6G high output alternator rebuilt, and wanted to refinish it. Regular spray paint just do not hold up under the hood. I tried Rustseal Safety Blue, as it was close to Ford blue. Glad I did! Was very easy to apply, spread well and self leveled perfectly on all the alternators cast surfaces. Once it cured, it was not only rock hard, but the blue is beautiful!! The color is awesome, bright and looks great!!” -Robert B. Check Out RustSeal
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