ColorTone Polishing Compounds

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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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ColorTone Polishing Compounds, Set of 3 large sizes

ColorTone Polishing Compounds, Set of 3 large sizes

Item # 1205
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List Price $67.95
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ColorTone Polishing Compounds

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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Fixing a small chip in your guitar's finish

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Product Instructions

ColorTone Polishing Compound Instructions

Directions for using ColorTone Polishing Compounds and Swirl Remover.

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Works very well

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

5.0

Coarse compound works great

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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?"

4.0

works

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kinda pricey but a little goes a long way

5.0

Good Stuff

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I like these very much. I feel more comfortable using something formulated for an instrument, than a car. That said here are a few tips that I will adhere to in the future. If you are nuts about your finishes, get all three compounds regardless of what you finished wet sanding with. You will be glad you did. Second thing, unless you are going to chuck up one of the polishing pads here in a drill press for small items, or do a smaller repair, I would maybe rethink polishing an entire guitar with a pad chucked in a drill. Great compounds though!

4.0

very good results

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I used the medium, fine, and swirl remover to refinish a Gibson Explorer. Overall, I like the results very much! The consistency is a little thin...and can fly around if you use too much. Also, I didn't see a big difference from the medium to the fine. After the swirl remover, I noticed the combined effect of all that buffing! Wow. A hard, shiny...shine, ha. I will be using these on my future projects.

5.0

Color tone Compounds

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Works very well.The foam polishing pads wear to fast,but the compounds are great.

5.0

Brought "Life" back to my Alvarez !

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These compounds are easy to use and do a really nice job. I highly suggest to purchase the foam pads too ( a different pad for each grade of polish ) - though the price tag get's up there, it's a worth while investment in your tool box for maintenance and care of your instrument(s).

5.0

at last

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i have never been one that was able to get a really good finish on any project, until now.This stuff works like gangbusters by itself & with the swirl romover it is just icing on the cake. love it

5.0

Smooth & Easy

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I applied the ColorTone as indicated by hand using an old cut up t-shirt. I polished in a circular motion and the Satin finish on my sapele wood Martin OM1 began to shine. It finished out beautifully. Thanks for a great easy to use product.

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Nice!

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Great compounds, I use those with stewmac's polishing pads and it's easy to get good results and a nice finish.

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