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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Vintage Amber

Vintage Amber

Item # 5880
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$19.49

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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

Item # 5883
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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

A good tint

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I've used other brands before but Stew-mac has the best.

5.0

Works perfectly

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This worked quite well. One thing to note is that the "vintage amber" I got turned out to be more of an orange, although I wasn't applying on bare wood, so that could have been influenced by some of the finish I had on underneath it. However, it sprayed on well, dried fast and clean, and sanded easily. I got a great finish out of it. It was superior to other similar products I've tried, and I'd recommend it.

5.0

Vintage Wood Refinishing

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Beautiful finish with this product. This wood is a dashboard from a 58 Mercedes. The lacquer kit with the instructions does the vintage color shading the old way out of a can.

I am a guitar player and found something in common with this old wood. I might be ready to finish a guitar now. My buddies are impressed. We agree the dashboard color is 50's Kay / Benz combo.

5.0

ColorTone makes good

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I wanted a reddish overtone and got it with this fine nitro product

5.0

Colors A+

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The color in these is spot on. Cherry is perfect match for Gibson backs. These do work BUT you need to make sure the lacquer is WARM NOT HOT, and shake em' good. Also, ditch the tips they come with, they spit like nobody's business. Replace with the black tips on this site and you will be in great shape!

5.0

Very nice color of red

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Verified Buyer


This made my guitar kit finishing easy and turned out very professional looking

5.0

GOOD STUFF !!!

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I build both acoustic and electric customs. I don't have a fancy spray both or equipment, just a spare bedroom with a fan in the window. Since discovering ColorTone, that's all I use to finish them with. I don't know what they put in that stuff but it works better than anything else I've used. I sprayed a tobacco brown 335 with Vintage Amber and came up with this beautiful rootbeer brown color that makes me thirsty every time I look at it.

5.0

color tone tinted

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Verified Buyer


I've used this twice now on to vintage guitars with the primer sealer and had good results. Sprays nice and has a a nice look.

5.0

ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

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Quick delivery and a great Color Match for the Gibson LP Heritage Cherry

5.0

Good stuff!

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Refinishing an old SS Stewart guitar and this stuff worked great! I highly recommend!

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 40 See ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer
on page 40 of our StewMac Digital Catalog



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