Behlen Behkol Solvent

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Behlen Behkol Solvent

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Behlen Behkol Solvent

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Behlen's high grade solvent for shellac and alcohol based stains.

    Behkol has several important roles in the guitar shop:
  • Mix Behkol™ with our ColorTone Liquid Stains, for colors that won't raise the wood grain.
  • It's the solvent for shellac flakes, and works with mineral oil and shellac for traditional French polishing.
  • It's alcohol lamp fuel, for melting lacquer touchup sticks and heating a disassembly knife.
  • It's a great degreaser for metal parts and cleans oil from new tools, too.

1 quart.

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Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

How to clean and lube dirty old guitar tuners

Dirty tuners filled with dried gunk: Dan Erlewine's working on a guitar that's been sitting untouched for over fifty years. The tuners are too stiff to use, but he gets them going again by using heat, naphtha and an injection of lubricant. He makes a nifty little tuner-holder jig, too.


Product Instructions

How and why to mix fresh shellac

Dan Erlewine shares his experience working with, and knowledge of, shellac.

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Good quality

(Customer's Reviews)

Great for mix stain, good product, you need this.


good for painting

(Customer's Reviews)

I did a paint job and is great to work with stains


I use this for my classical guitars

(Customer's Reviews)

I use this for my french polishing classical guitars that I build

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