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ColorTone Shellac


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Traditional instrument sealer/finish. ColorTone® shellac is a super pale platinum blonde supplied in dewaxed flakes for sealing, finishing and touchups.

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Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
6180 4-ounces Yes
$14.90

6181 1/2-pound Yes
$27.25


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It's compatible with most finishes and rubs out easily.

Dissolve shellac in Behkol solvent or denatured alcohol, in the amount you need for the job—no wasted finish or shelf life problems.

ColorTone® Shellac makes an excellent sealer over stains and under lacquer (helps keep fisheye-causing contaminates out of topcoats, too) and is useful for finish repairs and touchups. When the dry flakes are dissolved in alcohol the resulting shellac can be brushed, wiped on, French polished (using mineral oil as a lubricant), or sprayed in thin coats. Shellac has good clarity and compatibility with most finishes, is easy to rub out, and easy to repair with additional shellac.

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ColorTone Shellac
ColorTone Shellac
 
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5 1-30-2011
Wow!

Nothing brings the wood to life like a good shellacking. My first French polish went well and looks great. The second and third are looking even better. Great stuff.

Huntzmeyer  IL Read my reviews (5)
5 12-04-2010
Great Shellac

I highly recommend the ColorTone Shellac from Stewmac. It comes with a clear instruction sheet on how to mix the different "pound" mixtures. Do yourself a favor and grind up the shellac flakes as close as you can to a powder, it will take much less time to fully dissolve to its usable state. Still give it a good 24 hours and very important to give it a good stir every few minutes the first couple hours as the instructions will tell you. I used the Dewaxed Platina and it does not color the wood at all, very nice!

HaloHat  Seattle, WA USA
5 8-27-2010
Excellent for maple necks

I french polished my guitar maple neck and it turned out to be the best option. No hazards, no special equipment, and no waiting. It gave a beautiful color and feels great. A final touch with the micro-mesh pads (sold here too) gave an incredible shine to it. Very easy to use.

JMurillo  Costa Rica
5 8-18-2010
Amber Shellac

I used this on an Irish Bouzouki I made. It is the first time I've successfully done a French Polish. It really brought out the figure of the bearclaw spruce top. This is a great product that has inspired me to do more French polishing.

Anita Hales  Ketchikan Alaska
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5 6-03-2010
Dewaxed Platina

I really like it, it creates an deep finish, without coloring. It's finish is very even with wetting the wood. It's really sticky but hard as it dries. It looks much harder as the amber shellac i used before. The finish seems very durable. It is the highest quality shellac which i ever had, but cost the twice. I like it, it will be my everyday shellac.

Mack Guitarworks  Hungary/Europe Read my reviews (11)
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