ColorTone Polishing Compounds

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The final step for a beautiful finish. Available in shop-size containers, or in 4-ounce bottles for smaller jobs.

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ColorTone Polishing Compounds Medium, 1.65 lb. jar

Medium, 1.65 lb. jar

Item # 1202
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$22.65

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ColorTone Polishing Compounds Fine 1.65 lb. jar

Fine 1.65 lb. jar

Item # 1203
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$22.65

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ColorTone Polishing Compounds Swirl Remover, 16-oz. bottle

Swirl Remover, 16-oz. bottle

Item # 1204
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$22.65

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ColorTone Polishing Compounds Coarse, 4-oz. bottle

Coarse, 4-oz. bottle

Item # 1844
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$7.95

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ColorTone Polishing Compounds Medium, 4-oz. bottle

Medium, 4-oz. bottle

Item # 1845
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$7.95

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ColorTone Polishing Compounds Fine 4-oz. bottle

Fine 4-oz. bottle

Item # 1846
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$7.95

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ColorTone Polishing Compounds Swirl Remover, 4-oz. bottle

Swirl Remover, 4-oz. bottle

Item # 1847
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$7.95

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ColorTone Polishing Compounds, Set of 4 small sizes

ColorTone Polishing Compounds, Set of 4 small sizes

Item # 1848
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$31.80 $27.03

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ColorTone Polishing Compounds, Set of 3 large sizes

ColorTone Polishing Compounds, Set of 3 large sizes

Item # 1205
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$67.95 $64.55

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The final step for a beautiful finish. Available in shop-size containers, or in 4-ounce bottles for smaller jobs.

A customer described it best: ColorTone® polishing compounds make the magic happen! Used by hand with a soft cloth or with foam rotary polishing pads, they transform a fine-sanded new finish into a dazzling high-gloss surface you can be proud of. ColorTone compounds remove fine sanding scratches on instrument finishes and plastic pickguards, with no silicone residue to hamper future refinishing.

If you're final-sanding a new finish with 600 to 800-grit papers, begin the polishing sequence with Coarse compound. If final sanding is done with 1200-grit, start with Medium compound. Fine compound follows Medium when a super-high gloss is desired.

Swirl Remover applied with a foam rotary pad removes buffing marks and extremely fine sanding scratches on fresh finishes. It can also be used by hand to bring out a higher lustre on new or aged finishes.


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Product Instructions

ColorTone Polishing Compound Instructions

Directions for using ColorTone Polishing Compounds and Swirl Remover.

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Polish em up!

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Friday, May 17, 2013


Works just like its supposed to. Excess wipes away with water. A bit pricey but very nice to have instead of trying to use car polish compounds or the like.

Mirror finish

By Brazos Pirate from TX
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 25, 2013


Used the fine and the swirl remover to get that mirror finish on my first guitar paint job. Can't wait to use it on my next one. This time I'm hoping for even better results because I'm using the foam polishing pads instead of some cheap wooly ones.

Super Product

By Griggles from Calgary
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 18, 2013


Simple to use in liquid form with a foam
wheel.No marks left and the wheel washes
just fine.

Great

By Carlos Giron from Ny
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 21, 2013


I buy this for my guitar shop and was surprised, the product is very good buy for small and still I have much to use, I recommend it.

Great bang for the buck, achieves a professional finish

By Charlie Livingston from Waxhaw, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, February 11, 2013


We'd all love a buffing arbor, matched motor, fine cotton wheels, and Menzerna blocks. For that matter, even if you did have the money and space, a regular Menzerna block is so expensive and big that you'd probably never get your money's worth unless you are finishing 10+ guitars per year. But for novices getting started, or anyone who doesn't have the space for a true finishing room, these are a great product. Using these four grades plus the StewMac foam polishing pads for hand drill, I have been able to achieve that professional, mirror-like "dipped in glass" look we all love - without time consuming wet sanding all the way up to 2000. They won't make up for bad technique, so make sure you are knowledgeable and comfortable with the finishing schedule for your particular application. But as long as your wood prep, coating application, and dry/wet sanding skills are solid, you'll get a great finish with these.

Work Well

By Adams Guitars from Wisconsin
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 03, 2013


I bought the set of four small sizes and was very happy with the results.

as expected: great

By Ed G from Tempe, AZ, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 11, 2012


this stuff holds up to the StewMac standard. for a guy that has been doing it by hand... these polishes with the hand-drill foam pad... wow. it is like a miracle in a 1/10th of the time and 1/10th of the elbow grease. love it.

Works very well

By CWaggs from Illinois
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 25, 2012


ColorTone products are always pretty reliable, & this is no exception. Works great with the foam buffing pads or just a soft clean cloth..

Coarse compound works great

By buftfan from Newport News, Va
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 11, 2012


I have used 3m Finesse-It II for years as a final polishing compound and have had excellent results. But finding the right compound for the interim step between wet sanding and polishing was problematic. I recently tried the Stew Mac coarse compound and problem solved. It worked great. And I would imagine using all of the Stew Mac compounds would provide excellent results. Can you say "mirror finish?"

works

By Garry from Los Angeles CA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 28, 2012


kinda pricey but a little goes a long way

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