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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Product Details

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.


Product Instructions

ColorTone Polishing Compound Instructions

Directions for using ColorTone Polishing Compounds and Swirl Remover.

Ratings & Reviews

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very effective

By S Dexter Johnson from Bloomington, Indiana
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, December 30, 2011


The set of four small size bottles is just the thing for one or two guitars

4oz color tone polishing compound set of four

By M.R.G. from Sudbury, Ma.
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Perfect size for the jobs I do, and the compound is great stuff. But everything I get from Stew-Mac has been great. Thanks!!

Good Product

By Larry Halterman from Alabama
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, October 10, 2011


I used this to blend in some drop fills I did on a dinged up Epiphone acoustic. The product works very well and I like the smaller bottles. I was having a hard time justifying the need for a pound of the stuff. I recommend the small bottle starter pack and to sand to a finer grit than recommended ( at least 2000 grit, the micro finishing pads work well) you get a near flawless finish without using a buffing wheel.

very good product

By Dave Snider from Advance, North Carolina
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 28, 2011


These compounds work very well-giving a beautiful sheen. Especially good using a mechanical buffing setup. I recommend highly.

ColorTone Polishing Compounds

By Mark Tonelli from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 11, 2011


These are really excellent quality products.I found they work extremely well on both guitar finishes and metal parts.

Excellent Stuff

By Willie N from Kanesatake, Qc. Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 08, 2011


Had A chance to use on my acoustic guitar that I'm building and the results exceeded my expectations. Will continue buying from Stew-Mac. Thanks Guys and Gals keep up the good work. William J Nelson.

Great product!

By Artios Music from Belgium
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 08, 2011


Bought all the grits in a set together with the foam polishing pads. Must say they work like a charm, takes a bit of getting used to, but the result is undeniably superb, gives a professional finished look.

Best Polishing Compound that money can buy

By Diego Vila from Spain
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 07, 2011


With this compounds you can't get any better. Giving professional results with litlle effort.
I finish my wet sanding at P1000 and start polishing with the coarse compound. It's a sure success recipe and you'll forget to see any scratches leaved behind.

New Polishing Compounds

By MED from Delray, FL
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, September 02, 2011


The new liquid compounds are great. Especially the 4oz bottle whereas the jar compound hardens and is hard to work with. Haven't tried the swirl remover yet, but will.

Great!

By DanielK from California
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I used the medium, fine, and swirl remover with Stewmac's foam buffing pads. First I sanded everything with 2000 grit sandpaper before starting with medium grit compound. My final result looks just as good as a new piano finish. I love it. To be honest, I'm not sure if I could tell any difference in my finish between stopping at fine and then using swirl remover. So if you did not use the swirl remover, you might be perfectly happy. Regardless, I am confident that my finish is now as smooth as can be.

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