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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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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 3-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

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

5.0

color tone aerosol

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Nice product. - dries quickly - works quickly. Good color. Thanks

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Tobacco Brown

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I'll give kudos to the team for the amber and the cherry tones, but the tobacco brown is waaaaay too faint. There's no reason to have to apply so much material to get a decent shade of tobacco. Also, when doing a tobacco burst, you have to apply the material to the edges. Where can runs most likely occur? That's right, the edges! So why mix a tone this weak???

I'm already committed to using it on this one job, but in the future I will mix my own tobacco.

Response from StewMac

Thanks for the feedback! We are sorry to hear the color seemed faint from this batch. I will send you an email and see if we can investigate this further. - Spencer, Customer Support

4.0

Perfect Mix

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Normally my "amber" for older instruments was a tedious mix, spray, mix again, possibly start over process. Stew Mac's amber is excellent to start as a base finish with lightly tinted layers until matches or satisfactory shade is achieved. Makes the work faster, more even and satisfactory for me, and of course, the customer.

5.0

Fantastic Products

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This was my first time putting a shaded finish on a guitar. I was thrilled at how even the spray was on these great products. Most spray cans tend to be uneven and difficult to use. These spray cans from StewMac spray as even as a professional spray gun.

5.0

Great stuff!

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Used the sanding sealer, black for the back, and amber, cherry and black for a three tone burst followed by clear lacquer. First try at this and it worked great. Eric's "How to spray a burst video" also helped. Would use them again.

5.0

Excellent!

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Product went on good and dried fast. Looks great and I am well pleased.

5.0

Amazing Product

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I used this to refinish the face of a headstock, the color match was dead on. In my case one coat, then clear coat, I would imagine some other guitars may need a few more. Clear the nozzle first to get the excess junk out. I included a pic of the finished product. I use minwax clear coat and I let it dry for a long time. Also, get the sanding pads from Stew Mac as well.

4.0

Great for necks

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I have used it for several Strat/Tele necks for folks who want that classic look. Only problem I've encountered have been defective spray nozzles on several cans.

5.0

stewart mac donald  great products great tools

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vintage lacquer works great on guitars and tweed amps and cases.!!!

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