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Kbs Diamondfinish Revisited: Who Sprays It?
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:45 AM
So I just fully digested the massive KBS Diamond thread, which died a slow death in July. Strangely enough, with all that interest, there haven't been any significant new threads since then. I think KBS sounds definitely promising.
Everyone there seemed to be dipping or brushing and most of them were complaining about bubble defects. But the coverage spec is 2 mils, and I don't think you'll get that with dipping. RTFM. But I plan on spraying my clear (I'm trying to get away from d2t soon), and I really want to know what other airbrushers think. I'm looking for something that's halfway convenient to use cuz I don't have a decent workspace and will probably work outdoors.
I really miss the old Lurecraft 2 part clear. It was great. But I have no idea when they stopped making it and I'm on the hunt now.
I'll be spraying mostly (bass) cranks coated with Createx or glitter.
Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:40 AM
I have used KBS and have noticed the following; when applied during relative low humidity it is as good as DN1 but raise the humidity to over 50% and you get a bunch of bubbles, particularly around the eyes. I have tried many things to fix this issue to no avail. since I live in Arkansas where we normally have fairly high humidity I have stopped using kbs and went back to 2 coats of DN1 and then etex or 2ton for a final clearcoat. I still don't understand the bubble issue with this product.
Posted 09 March 2011 - 12:12 PM
Mmm. It's pretty humid where I live right now and wet. How many coats are you spraying? I take it you were otherwise happy with it?
Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:55 PM
How is the shelf life on it onced open?
Posted 10 March 2011 - 07:32 AM
Shelf life is better than dn1 bloxygen has no effect on it it will thicken but I thin with acetone and it last a long time. The finish is great, hard and durable but the bubbles are unacceptable. My finish has to be perfect everytime and when using in very warm, humid environment I just couldn't achieve 100% perfection with it
Posted 10 March 2011 - 02:37 PM
I think I may have to give this top coat a try.. I live in northern CA I dont think it gets to humid here..
Posted 10 March 2011 - 03:11 PM
I wonder if they would give out samples? I really want to try it too, but hesitate to dump 30 bucks on a pint. Plus thinner.
Posted 10 March 2011 - 03:13 PM
Have you tried the KBS thinner?
Posted 10 March 2011 - 09:22 PM
I think I started the KBS thread from curiosity I have used it and so far only coated about 10 lures all that are used by me in tourneys I can only paint in me garage which is unheated in Ohio winters I can't paint.
Durability was great
Looks was great except when I used a lure turner 3rpm
I had bubbles around eyes and hook hangers although that bubbled up lure won a boat load of money it held up.
I dipped my lures once
I dipped a dt6 twice that fished and held up great but had a nuetral buoyancy
Storing hasn't been a problem yet but I haven't opened it since September so I will let you know ASAP