DiamondFinish Clear

How do I speed up the curing of DiamondFinish Clear?

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 questions in the winter because DiamondFinish Clear is curing slower than normal and that is almost always because the humidity is low. To get the humidity higher, wet the floor, wet some cardboard in the room, throw some wet towels on the floor, add a humidifier to the room or do whatever works for you and your situation.

NOTE: You can cure DiamondFinish Clear too fast which can effect the flow out of the brush or roller marks and also impact adhesion so please keep the curing atmosphere between 55-82F and 30-85% Relative Humidity for best results.

ANOTHER NOTE: It is very important to stir DiamondFinish Clear before each use so the resins, solvents and additives are all mixed together well. We do get people who assume that clear coats do not need to be stirred and not stirring before each use can cause application problems and possibly longer than normal cure times.

Please be sure to read thoroughly the DiamondFinish Clear Directions and let us know if you have any questions.

Can diamond finish clear be used over rust seal? I'm looking to use rust seal as a color base coat on some automotive components (steering rack, transmission, differential...etc) and use clear to provide the UV protective layer/topcoat?

We do not recommend putting DiamondFinish Clear over RustSeal because although DiamondFinish Clear is absolutely UV stable, DiamondFinish Clear does not block the UV rays from getting through to the RustSeal. Over an extended period of time, DiamondFinish Clear can delaminate from RustSeal when exposed to prolonged sunlight.

We always recommend a solid color UV stable top coat paint (such as BlackTop or KBS MAXX) over RustSeal if RustSeal will be exposed to sunlight.

Can you use Diamondfinish Clear Coat on 1986 fiberglass Bass boat top plate? Has been wet sanded.

Yes. Wipe the fiberglass surface down with KBS Klean. Allow to dry. Then apply the DiamondFinish Clear. It would be best to apply 2-3 coats for a marine application.

What is the recommendation for wet sanding and buffing times on DiamondFinish Clear?

DiamondFinish Clear can be cut and polished as a normal clear coat after 24 hours under normal conditions.

Please check out the DiamondFinish Clear Directions and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Do you recommend DiamondFinish Clear for direct to metal applications?

Yes, DiamondFinish Clear is specifically formulated for many applications including Direct To Metal Applications. DiamondFinish Clear adheres perfectly to ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

You can find complete directions for DiamondFinish Clear Coat HERE.

Can DiamondFinish Clear be used over water based paint?

Yes, DiamondFinish Clear can be painted over a water based paint as long as that coating is fully cured. As always, do a small inconspicuous test area first.

Please be sure to follow the DiamondFinish Clear Directions for optimal application results.

Can DiamondFinish Clear be used over RustSeal?

We do not recommend putting DiamondFinish Clear over RustSeal because although DiamondFinish Clear is absolutely UV stable, DiamondFinish Clear does not block the UV rays from getting through to the RustSeal. Over an extended period of time, DiamondFinish Clear can delaminate from RustSeal when exposed to prolonged sunlight.

We always recommend a solid color UV stable top coat paint (such as BlackTop or KBS MAXX) over RustSeal if RustSeal will be exposed to sunlight.

Please check out the DiamondFinish Clear Directions and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Can DiamondFinish Clear be used over laquer and enamel paint?

Yes, DiamondFinish Clear can be applied over fully cured lacquer or enamel paints.

Please check out the DiamondFinish Clear Directions and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Can DiamondFinish Clear be applied over another coating (like a base coat)?

Yes, DiamondFinish Clear can be applied over other coatings that are fully cured.

To prep that surface: Clean surface with KBS Klean diluted 10 parts warm water to 1 part KBS Klean. Scuff with 600-1200 grit sandpaper and repeat cleaning process. Rinse & allow to thoroughly dry.

Please be sure to read through the complete directions for DiamondFinish Clear.