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Behlen Nitrocellulose Stringed Instrument Lacquer

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Behlen Nitrocellulose Stringed Instrument Lacquer

About This Item

A hard, durable finish that's less brittle and more flexible than standard furniture lacquer.

Stringed Instrument Lacquer is specifically formulated to accommodate the expansion and contraction of wooden instruments.

Stringed Instrument Lacquer finish has better resistance to cold-checking and scuffs than standard furniture lacquer. It's ready to spray with no thinning required, for faster finish build-up in multiple coats. This lacquer is designed for use on wood which has been sealed with Behlen Vinyl Sealer, or on unfinished wood.

1-quart can.

One can goes a long way! One quart will finish:
1 acoustic guitar body and neck
2 entire mandolins
2 to 3 solid guitar or bass bodies
3 to 5 electric guitar or bass necks
4 ukuleles
2 to 3 dulcimers
2 to 3 banjo rims and necks

Keep in mind there are many application variables: your spray gun adjustments, PSI used, how heavy the coats are applied, number of coats, and desired thickness on your instrument.

Lacquer products are flammable! They cannot be shipped outside the USA nor shipped by air within the USA. Nitrocellulose lacquer products should not be used with acrylic lacquers.

California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

Instructions

Product Instructions

Nitrocellulose Finishing Schedule

A step-by-step flow chart of nitrocellulose finishing.

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5.0

Wouldn't use anything else !

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I have used this lacquer for years.It goes on easy with a spray gun and buffs out beautifully !

5.0

perfect transaction!

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Glad you are there!

5.0

Great Lacquer

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This is the only stuff I use. This, their sealer, reducer, fingerboard oil and fisheye flowout. All of their products really are top notch. The lacquer flows great unthinned through the hvlp gun sold here. Thinned 10% it flows amazing.

4.0

Good Spray Lacquer

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I use this lacquer quite frequently in my builds. Good product. I wish they would sell the product in larger cans. Also would recommend thinning the lacquer down prior to spraying (can says its ready to go without thinning) Buffs out very nice if given at least 2-3 weeks cure time and a good level sanding to at least 1000 grit.

4.0

Experience helps

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I gave this four stars because I've never used lacquer before and have no frame of reference. But since I got excellent results with no experience whatsoever, I have to say that it must be pretty good stuff.

5.0

Love this stuff!

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Love Behlen Nitro and love buying thru Stew-Mac.

5.0

Behlen Nitrocellulose Stringed Instrument Lacquer

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I have always used this product with confidence. the results are predictable. Excellent.

5.0

Thick

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It's thick enough to add a little thinner if you like.

5.0

Good stuff - gives great results

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I started out using the aerosol version of this same product. There is no comparison between that and this product in terms of result, even with a modest spray righ.

I've tried other brands of nitro lacquer, mostly when I was impatient and didn't want to wait for shipping - most notably the SW brand; I have found that the Behlen product is tougher and less likely to chip or crack when you build up a fairly thick finish. It also flows out beautifully. I live in a hot, dry area (West Texas) so I'm sometimes spraying at temperatures in the 90's in my shop. In these cases I use the Behlen retarder, which helps tremendously to get a coat that flows out nicely.

Using it with the dye and pigment stain concentrates that Stewmac sells, you can do pretty much anything you can imagine.
My only wish is that Stewmac carried it in gallon quantities.

5.0

Great Product!

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This is probably the best Nitro Lacquer that I have ever used. After completely dry, wet sand and buff brings a fantastic brilliant deep gloss. My projects look like they are dipped in plastic. Also, dries completely hard. It also resists those micro fine scratches when wiping your guitar down with polish and microfiber cloths. Awesome stuff!

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