ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Vintage Amber

Vintage Amber

Item # 5880
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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Cherry Red

Cherry Red

Item # 5881
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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Tobacco Brown

Tobacco Brown

Item # 5882
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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Red Mahogany

Red Mahogany

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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

About This Item

Traditional finishes made simple! Ideal for touch-up work, or for finishing an entire instrument. Fast-drying and resistant to alcohol and water.

Formulated specifically for musical instruments. Tinted and sunbursted nitrocellulose lacquer finishes never go out of style. Now you can finish your instruments in beautiful traditional colors that enhance the wood grain, without complicated spray equipment.
13-ounce spray cans.

ColorTone® Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer can be sprayed over smooth unfinished wood; over sanded basecoats of grain filler; over ColorTone nitrocellulose Sanding Sealer, and over ColorTone Stains. Spray additional coats of ColorTone Clear Aerosol Guitar Lacquer for a hard, durable finish with a deep gloss.

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. Tinted coats should not be sanded.

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 stained or unstained wood before the color coats or clear topcoats are applied. At least one can of Sanding Sealer and 4-6 cans of lacquer will usually finish a complete guitar.

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.

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

How to spray a sunburst using aerosol cans

Erick Coleman uses tinted aerosols to recreate a vintage Strat 2-tone 'burst.

Instructions

Product Instructions

ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquers

Application instructions and a finishing schedule for ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquers.

Nitrocellulose Finishing Schedule

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

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5.0

Great color, for spot repairs

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A real match for Old Guitars, esp. Gibson.

5.0

excellent product

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Follow the directions, It will really produce a great finnish

5.0

Good stuff

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Nice amber color and worked perfect out of the can!

5.0

Fantastic product!

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This stuff is great! Great color, great dry time and goes on smooth. I heated my can before use and I think that made a great difference in my dry times.

5.0

Created the look I wanted

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I bought a 1920s L3 at a garage sale. The top had been repaired and then painted with a dark paint to match the sides. The original finish on the L3 was varnish and it had a definite orange appearance. In fact the L3 was known as an "Orange Top" when they were made. I striped off the dark brown paint and discovered a crack repair that had been repaired with a strip of birch or maple. (the top is spruce) I used a small amount of stain to color the top to blend the wood strip and then applied one coat of Colortone Amber Lacquer. The results are what you see in the picture. The first coat was leveled with Micro Sanding Pads and I'll do another coat in a day or two and also level that coat. I know this type of restoration is a no-no, but given what I started with I had few choices. I considered varnish, but decided not to because it did not produce the final color I wanted. Now the old L3 has another shot at life. Everything on the guitar is original except the top finish, but the color is so close to the original I am happy with the result.

4.0

Cherry tint is great!

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The cherry tint was great and came out fantastic for a refinish, but I had a somewhat faulty nozzle that spit constantly. It was easy to replace though and this was the only time I had an issue with the aerosol cans of nitro from StewMac.

5.0

Really great and easy to use.

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I bought this to repair a Fender neck. Matched pretty well. Nice Amber Color.

5.0

Multiple Uses

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I've bought several cans of the Amber lacquer for my shop. I use it to finish necks mainly. One use recently was to age a Paisley Telecaster body. I left the pickguard on the guitar (with the clear film cover on the pickguard), and sprayed a light coat on the rest of the guitar, which gave it a very convincing aged look. Another great thing about this product is that it goes on so smoothly, and leaves a very even finish that requires little to no work post application. I couldn't recommend a better product.

5.0

Best vintage amber going!

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This color is used for nearly all burst projects and a makes a fantastic finish on plane wood. Recently did a 335 style build with ebony fretboard and black hardware. Came out fantastic!

5.0

Tinted lacquer

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I bought this for a 1890s parlor guitar that had been stripped years ago. It worked so well I can’t believe it . Almost didn’t need to be wet sanded and buffed. It’s a dream and worth every penny.

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