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Finishing categories

»   Colors, stains

»   Fillers, putties

»   Finishes, solvents

»   Finishing schedules

»   Polishes, buffers

»   Repair, touchup

»   Spray equipment



Always start with fresh shellac flakes. They should dissolve overnight. If they aren't dissolved in four days, consider discarding your batch and getting new flakes.



Finishing





Colors, stains
»   ColorTone Concentrated Liquid Stains
i-5032 Directions for use

»   ColorTone Liquid Pigments for Lacquer
i-5230 Directions for use

»   ColorTone Liquid Pigments for Waterbase Lacquer
i-5360 Directions for use

»   Finishing a Blue Guitar
Spray finishing a guitar with aerosol lacquer: getting a glossy PRS-style finish in deep blue


Fillers, putties
»   Using ColorTone Grain Filler
i-5035 Application instructions


Finishes, solvents
»   ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Kit Instructions
i-1850 Introduction to finishing

»   ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquers
i-5880 Instructions

»   ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquers
i-3881 Application instructions

»   ColorTone Fretboard Finishing Oil Instructions
i-3863 Directions for use

»   ColorTone Waterbase Brushing Varnish Instructions
i-5566 Application instructions

»   ColorTone Waterbase Lacquer Instructions
i-5570 Directions for use

»   ColorTone Waterbase Retarder Instructions
i-5575 Directions for use

»   ColorTone Waterbase Sanding Sealer Instructions
i-5573 Directions for use

»   How and why to mix fresh shellac
Dan Erlewine shares his experience with shellac

»   Target Waterbase Spraying Lacquer Instructions
i-1730 Directions for use


Finishing schedules
»   Nitrocellulose Finishing Schedule
i-nitrocellulose Standard process for finishing an instrument with nitrocellullose lacquer

»   Waterbase Finishing Schedule
i-waterbase Standard process for finishing an instrument with ColorTone waterbase lacquer


Polishes, buffers
»   StewMac Guitar Buffer
i-3080 Installation and safety

»   Buffer Base Plan
For mounting the buffing arbor and motor to a stand

»   ColorTone Polishing Compound Instructions
i-1201 Polishing Compound and Swirl Remover Directions

»   Don't mix buffing compound
i-3161 Instructions

»   Micro Finishing Papers Instructions
i-5561 Instructions

»   Special sandpapers for luthiers
Instructions

»   Wet-sand before buffing
Instructions


Repair, touchup
»   Behlen Lacquer Stick Kit
i-0866 Burning-in procedure

»   ColorTone Touchup Marker Instructions
i-6090 Instructions

»   How to Hold a Spray Gun
Instructions


Spray equipment
»   ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquers
i-3881 Application instructions

»   How to Hold a Spray Gun
Instructions

»   Spray Guns: Getting Started
i-5436 Equipment use, care, and troubleshooting




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