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ColorTone Touch-up Marker Clear Gloss Lacquer

Clear Gloss Lacquer

Item # 7050
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ColorTone Touch-up Marker Aged Clear Lacquer

Aged Clear Lacquer

Item # 7051
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ColorTone Touch-up Marker Vintage Amber Tinted Lacquer

Vintage Amber Tinted Lacquer

Item # 7052
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ColorTone Touch-up Marker Cherry Red Tinted Lacquer

Cherry Red Tinted Lacquer

Item # 7053
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ColorTone Touch-up Marker Tobacco Brown Tinted Lacquer

Tobacco Brown Tinted Lacquer

Item # 7054
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ColorTone Touch-up Marker Red Mahogany Tinted Lacquer

Red Mahogany Tinted Lacquer

Item # 7055
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ColorTone Touch-up Marker Blond Semi-opaque Lacquer

Blond Semi-opaque Lacquer

Item # 7057
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ColorTone Touch-up Marker TV Yellow Semi-opaque Lacquer

TV Yellow Semi-opaque Lacquer

Item # 7058
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ColorTone Touch-up Marker Sonic Blue Opaque Lacquer

Sonic Blue Opaque Lacquer

Item # 7059
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ColorTone Touch-up Marker Black Opaque Lacquer

Black Opaque Lacquer

Item # 7056
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ColorTone Touch-up Marker, Set of 10

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ColorTone Touch-up Marker

About This Item

Genuine nitrocellulose guitar lacquer, easy to use
Easily repair minor finish dings and scratches. When that heartbreaking first ding appears on your new guitar, these convenient ColorTone touchup pens come to the rescue. No brushing, no spraying!

The applicator tip on the marker is reversible. One end has a flat surface for broad strokes. Remove the tip and flip it around for pin-point application.

Use Clear Gloss for repairs in clear finishes, for spot-sealing tints, and to mask bindings before you stain the surrounding wood. Aged Clear has a subtle tint to match old finishes.

The tinted lacquers are transparent. They're great for touching up sunbursts and finishes where the wood grain shows through. They match the colors in our ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquers.

Blond and TV Yellow are vintage classics. Sometimes called toners, these finishes are semi-opaque to allow some grain to show through.

The Black pen is the quick fix for scratched pegheads, and Sonic Blue is a match for the classic Fender solid color of the same name.

A word of caution:
Nitrocellulose lacquer melts into itself, making it ideal for nearly invisible touchups on lacquer finishes. But that also means there is potential to disturb or damage the existing finish. Experiment with the markers on scrap wood to get a feel for their flow and application before attempting a repair on your guitar.

Warning! Lacquer under pressure
Our new touch up pens differ from the felt tipped marker type we previously stocked. These pens contain nitrocellulose lacquer that is under pressure. It is very important to relieve the pressure built up from shaking it prior to use by pressing down on the tip with the pen in the upright position. This will prevent the pen from flooding your work with excess lacquer.

California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

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5.0

Blends perfectly.

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I can't see the repair.

1.0

Aged Clear Lacquer

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Apparently, Aged Clear Lacquer is light walnut. Unbelievable. I have a 15 yo Martin and have a slight chip on the binding. many users complained of the flow issues. I followed the guidelines I found online, shake well, press the tip down in the upright position, start the flow on a piece of glass, when control is attained begin to work on the guitar. That wasn't the issue. Aged Clear Lacquer would imply slight-to-moderate yellowing of the clear lacquer; not the grayish brown walnut. Given the price of these markers and the shipping costs, maybe it would not be a bad idea to include a color chart along with your mailings? I could never recommend this product as it was a complete waste of money for me.

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Thank you for your order. We're sorry the Touch-up Marker didn't work for you as you expected. If you would like to speak with our Customer Support Team about a refund for this product, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-848-2273. We look forward to helping you with this.

1.0

What a bummer!

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Very hard to control flow. I either have nothing or a puddle and a big mess! Also, it dried out super quick!

3.0

Great concept, but . . .

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The idea of being able to do small touch-ups with a pen-like tool is great, an I've done a number of successful repairs with the clear pen. The lacquer itself is high quality, blends well, and is easily finished when repairing small dings and scratches.

The concept could use some more development, though. There are a few caveats:

1) As others have observed, it is very difficult to control the flow of lacquer to the tip of the pen. It's rather like a ketchup bottle: nothing... nothing... nothing... then suddenly a huge blot of lacquer comes out. The pen itself needs to be redesigned for better control.

2) Probably because the lacquer flows so freely, these pens dry out very quickly, even when tightly capped. I used my first clear lacquer pen on two small scratches, then put it away for a couple of weeks. When I went to use it again, it was almost completely dried out. If these cost a couple of bucks, that wouldn't be a big deal, but at $10.40 plus shipping, I expect them to last for more than one or two uses.

Again, the solution would seem to be to have the pen itself redesigned for better control, and with a better seal.

It's a neat idea, but not so neat in application unless you are very, very careful.

5.0

No muss, no fuss

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These touch up pens work great. It's so handy to have a little paint laying around when you need it. And not having to clean out a brush is big plus! Thanks for the great product!

5.0

Perfect for touch ups

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I've used these before and they work well for small touch ups that need nitrocellulose lacquer .

4.0

TV Yellow Touch up Marker

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Excellent, I ordered some TV Yellow from another company last year and It was the exact color of French Mustard. Stew Mac never fails but their cost plus shipping is to much.

5.0

Enormously handy

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I have used these, in various colors, to fix problem areas on the finishes of several classical guitars. When a drop or two of lacquer is all you need, these markers are a god-send.

4.0

My guitar touch up

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This was the first time I tried to match a blonde honey color finish, exactly first finish touch up, and after much research I thought I try the markers. The guitar finish cracked leaving odd shaped hole in the finish all the way down to a clear white spot which I think was a clear coat. I tried to match blonde honey finish with the amber marker and mixing clear with, I was close, but not perfect. A few clear coats and a little scrapping and sanding and guitar is protected, which was the goal. I would have to spend much more time with mixing colors to much that finish.
I'm very happy the easy to use the markers for touch up.
Thanks!

5.0

great

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Verified Buyer


very good

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