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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List Price $31.80
Set Savings $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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List Price $67.95
Set Savings $64.55

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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.


Trade Secrets!

Fixing a small chip in your guitar's finish

This issue of Trade Secrets is a video: Dan Erlewine demos three of his favorite finish repair tips: 1. Super glue drop fills. 2. Frank Ford's razor blade trick. 3. Strip-sanding with fingertip pressure.

Product Instructions

ColorTone Polishing Compound Instructions

Directions for using ColorTone Polishing Compounds and Swirl Remover.

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4-ounce Magic

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Just completed a StewMac tenor uke kit using the Color Tone polishes. The uke was finished with many coats of Behlen Stringed Instrument Laquer and finally sanded to 1200 wet & dry before curing for 7 days. Started polishing with Medium, using StewMac foam pads and a drill mounted in a vice running at about 700 rpm. The stuff is flung in every direction (next project is some sort of hood to contain the polish!), but what a finish. By the time I had reached the Swirl Remover, I had a surface a professional luthier would be proud of. There were a few faint scratches but I put these down to poor sanding technique which I hope to improve on. It's important too that the foam pads are kept in plastic bags between use and not allowed to become dust contaminated as any dust will scratch the surface during polishing. Any difficult-to-reach parts of the surface can easily be polished by hand using a very soft cloth. Even managed to repair a tiny surface blemish caused by an indiscretion with paint stripper. I cleaned around the damage, filled the little hole with a dab of lacquer, cured it, sanded the local area to 1200, and polished again - virtually no sign of the repair. Very happy with the Color Tone polishes and looking forward to using these on my banjo projects.

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Colortone is spot on

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I was pleased with this product and the ease of application. A little went along way for me.

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Polishing Compound Set

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I was working on 2 project guitars that were "slightly used" and needed new finishes, so I reworked them a bit and decided to try the 4 oz set of polishing compounds. Wow! What a difference. Each went on easily and cleaned up to a nice, professional looking shine. I will certainly use these again. I'm even looking for other projects around the house to polish just for fun.

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very effective

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

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4oz color tone polishing compound set of four

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

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Good Product

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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.

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very good product

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

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ColorTone Polishing Compounds

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

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Excellent Stuff

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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.

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Great product!

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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.

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