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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great stuff !!!!!!

By Manny Pavone from Newtown, CT
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 04, 2011


I used it for my project guitar I have just completed. Started with the medium, then the fine , the the swirl remover . Shines like New Money !!!!!

Not as good as expected...

By tb from Portland OR
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 29, 2011


Up until now everything I've purchased at StewMac has been excellent. This product fell short. I wet sanded up to 1500 grit and started in with the medium compound (using the foam drill attachments.) It was easy to see I needed to use the coarse liquid since there were still some scratches being left behind. I've been over one body twice with coarse\med\fine and there are still scratches. Going forward I'll plan on wet sanding to 2000 grit and look for something else for the final rub out. Either I expect too much or this product simply isn't as good as it should be.

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By Daniel G. Luthier from Canada, Q+¬bec
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 22, 2011


J'ai essayer ce produit pour la premiFre fois et je doit dire que ces un excellent produit et j'ai obtenu un excellent rTsultat.

Awesome!

By Julius from Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, July 11, 2011


I sanded the guitar after clear coat with 600 then 1200 (wetsand) and then buffed the body with the course and fine compound on an old cotton rag. These are awesome, and really help you get the gloss. I'm sure it would have came out better with a foam pad, and buying the medium. These are defiantly a keeper for whenever I want something shinier then satin.

Good Product.

By Goodson Guitars from Odessa, Tx
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, July 10, 2011


You can get a great finish with this. Works great with the drill buffers. A large buffer slings it to the floor.

Like Glass

By M.B.D. from Payson AZ
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 03, 2011


Currently My thing is to take 20+ year old guitars which I always wanted as a kid during the 80Æs (but never could afford) then rebuild and restore them to a dream like state. So I brought the entire set of Colortone Compounds to help me get there... I have found that traveling through the grits from 800 to 4000 paper (using a 1 inch by 2 inch pink pencil eraser as a sanding block) all I really need is the swirl remover to get a professional, super flat, mirrored glass finish on acrylic lacquer... Love this Swirl Remover.. An Excellent polishing compound, invaluable, and works perfectly from full finishing jobs to small re-finishing jobs. For the best results. I have found that itÆs better to apply these compounds with a series of foam rotary pads sold here at Stewmac. I run them about 550rpm in a drill press for full finishing jobs; or in a cordless drill set at low rpmÆs for smaller touch-up jobs. (remember to wash them out after use). But you can also apply the swirl remover with your towel covered pointinÆ finger for buffing out very small problem areas. Gotta Say.. I find everything I need to get the job done right here at Stewmac... Next To build me a dream guitar from scratch û Wish Me Luck.

Good product

By Jacques Brisson from Rouyn-Noranda Que
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 30, 2011


it really worth the price. nice and easy product to use on your instrument

Very nice light polishing compound.

By Billy C from Pennsylvania
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I purchased the swirl remover polishing compound and it works very well to remove scratches and marks.I will be using it on my newly finished guitars.When I recieved it today I hand polished an acoustic guitar and it took out most of the small scratches very easily.

just another regular polish

By Gabe K from Minnesota
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I was unable to re create the same results as the other reviewers. Despite using the recommended technique,no improvement in luster or shine was achieved.

It's basically the same as the Virtuoso polish but more expensive and thinner.

Works Great.

By Jerhico Guitars from Altona, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 06, 2011


Use this along with the buffing pads they offer to achieve a brilliant luster . Gives a great shine without needing a pro buffing outfit.

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