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ColorTone Black Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

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ColorTone Black Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

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ColorTone Black Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

About This Item

The easiest way to spray a professional finish!
Produces a beautiful traditional nitrocellulose lacquer finish, without elaborate spray equipment.

ColorTone® Black Aerosol Guitar Lacquer is formulated especially for musical instruments. Fast-drying and resistant to alcohol and water, it produces a hard, durable opaque black gloss finish that can be clearcoated with ColorTone Clear Aerosol Guitar Lacquer for a deep, sleek gloss. Convenient 13-ounce spray can.

ColorTone® Black Aerosol Guitar Lacquer can be sprayed over smooth unfinished wood; over sanded basecoats of grain filler, and over ColorTone nitrocellulose Sanding Sealer. It's ideal for touch-up work, or for an entire instrument. The rotating-tip nozzle can spray a horizontal or vertical pattern.

Aerosol spraying is an economical way for the beginner to apply a finish. Aerosols produce a slightly rougher surface than spray guns however, and more sanding of the clear topcoats may be needed for a level finished surface.

Application Tips: We recommend spraying multiple thin coats, in a low humidity environment. Heavy-bodied Sanding Sealer (one coat equals two coats of lacquer) will seal the wood before the black coats are applied. Spray only enough black to hide the wood; most of the final finish thickness should be sprayed with clear gloss topcoats.

Use warm lacquer, not cold!
Pro shops spray heated lacquer because cold lacquer spatters, requiring extra sanding. You should warm up your aerosol lacquer too, simply soak them in a sink of warm tap water.

Our ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Kit is a great choice for the first-time instrument maker. It includes our easy-to-apply clear gloss aerosol finish with the best instruction book available!

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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4.0

great gloss paint, matches gibson color perfect!

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This stuff helped me fix a 2012 junior with the dreaded headstock snap. Too bad it does not come in satin.

3.0

Color is good. Issues with spray and amount of contents

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I've gone through two cans of this product, and have found the same problem with both– the spray gets very sputtery to the point of being unusable while there is still lacquer left inside. I have tried to clean out the top, but it doesn't help. Haven't had the same problem with other suppliers' color cans. Also seems like these cans have less lacquer in them than those from other suppliers, or somehow don't go as far. Doubt I'll buy them again.

1.0

Black gloss lacquer

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The last purchase of this black lacquer seems way too thin. Very little color and mostly aerosol. I have used this as my go to Black Lacquer for years because its quick and easy. Bummed out this last batch is way too thinned out with very little pigment

5.0

black lacquer

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Worked exactly as advertised.

5.0

Made the headstock look like its suppose to!!

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Bought this to spray the headstock face on a LP Jr I'm building and it worked great!!

5.0

Very stable lacquer

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I have had a couple of aerosal cans of nitrocellulose lacquer leftover from a job six years ago, leaving it on a shelf in a hallway. Last week I had a reason to haul it out, again and use it on another job. The nozzle and spray stream was still in excellent shape and became part of another guitar. Anyone that uses the Stew-Mac aerosol cans can really depend on them!

5.0

Worked perfect for a three color strat body.

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I purchased some ColorTone black, clear,and mahogany Lacquer for a traditional three color sunburst on a strat body I made. I didn't feel like dragging out my compressor and spray gun and decided to try spray cans. So far I'm very happy with the results. The guitar needs another week of curing before I buff it out. I'm expecting a nice result using this product. I definitely use these again.

5.0

Nice coverage. 

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One can did a whole LP JR. It sprayed out nice and heavy so be careful! A nice warm natural looking black.

5.0

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Great paint to work with.

5.0

Great finish

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I have a guitar whose head stock completely fell off right by the tuning pegs. I've done a ton of work to fix it so it stays, and it finally did (in an unorthodox fashion), but the amount of sanding, grinding, and sheer number of scratches on the neck were numerous. I did two coats of this stuff (I practiced on a different surface first) and my guitar is as shiny and good-looking as ever. It blended right in with the gloss that was already still on the guitar, and had plenty left over since it was a small fix. Love it and I couldn't be happier

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