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ColorTone Polishing Compounds

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The final step for a beautiful finish. Available in shop-size containers, or in 4-ounce bottles for smaller jobs.

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ColorTone Polishing Compounds
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
1202 Medium, 1.65 lb. jar Yes

1203 Fine 1.65 lb. jar Yes

1204 Swirl Remover, 16-oz. bottle Yes

1205 Set of 3 large sizes SAVE $4.00 Yes

1844 Coarse, 4-oz. bottle Yes

1845 Medium, 4-oz. bottle Yes

1846 Fine 4-oz. bottle Yes

1847 Swirl Remover, 4-oz. bottle Yes

1848 Set of 4 small sizes SAVE $4.00 Yes

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A customer described it best: ColorTone® polishing compounds make the magic happen! Used by hand with a soft cloth or with foam rotary polishing pads, they transform a fine-sanded new finish into a dazzling high-gloss surface you can be proud of. ColorTone compounds remove fine sanding scratches on instrument finishes and plastic pickguards, with no silicone residue to hamper future refinishing.

If you're final-sanding a new finish with 600 to 800-grit papers, begin the polishing sequence with Coarse compound. If final sanding is done with 1200-grit, start with Medium compound. Fine compound follows Medium when a super-high gloss is desired.

Swirl Remover applied with a foam rotary pad removes buffing marks and extremely fine sanding scratches on fresh finishes. It can also be used by hand to bring out a higher lustre on new or aged finishes.

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ColorTone Polishing Compounds
ColorTone Polishing Compounds
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5 4-25-2013
Mirror finish

Used the fine and the swirl remover to get that mirror finish on my first guitar paint job. Can't wait to use it on my next one. This time I'm hoping for even better results because I'm using the foam polishing pads instead of some cheap wooly ones.

Brazos Pirate  TX Read my reviews (10)
5 4-18-2013
Super Product

Simple to use in liquid form with a foam
wheel.No marks left and the wheel washes
just fine.

Griggles  Calgary Read my reviews (11)
5 4-14-2013

Great product just what I was looking for

Hellraiser  Los Angeles
5 3-21-2013

I buy this for my guitar shop and was surprised, the product is very good buy for small and still I have much to use, I recommend it.

Carlos GirĂ³n  Ny Read my reviews (28)
5 2-11-2013
Great bang for the buck, achieves a professional finish

We'd all love a buffing arbor, matched motor, fine cotton wheels, and Menzerna blocks. For that matter, even if you did have the money and space, a regular Menzerna block is so expensive and big that you'd probably never get your money's worth unless you are finishing 10+ guitars per year. But for novices getting started, or anyone who doesn't have the space for a true finishing room, these are a great product. Using these four grades plus the StewMac foam polishing pads for hand drill, I have been able to achieve that professional, mirror-like "dipped in glass" look we all love - without time consuming wet sanding all the way up to 2000. They won't make up for bad technique, so make sure you are knowledgeable and comfortable with the finishing schedule for your particular application. But as long as your wood prep, coating application, and dry/wet sanding skills are solid, you'll get a great finish with these.

Charlie Livingston  Waxhaw, NC Read my reviews (6)
5 1-03-2013
Work Well

I bought the set of four small sizes and was very happy with the results.

Adams Guitars  Wisconsin Read my reviews (20)
5 10-11-2012
as expected: great

this stuff holds up to the StewMac standard. for a guy that has been doing it by hand... these polishes with the hand-drill foam pad... wow. it is like a miracle in a 1/10th of the time and 1/10th of the elbow grease. love it.

Ed G  Tempe, AZ, USA Read my reviews (8)
5 9-25-2012
Works very well

ColorTone products are always pretty reliable, & this is no exception. Works great with the foam buffing pads or just a soft clean cloth..

CWaggs  Illinois Read my reviews (44)
5 7-11-2012
Great swirl remover! Does headlights too!!!

I used the swirl remover as the final step to finishing a kit electric guitar for my son. It took a little "elbow grease" but it did a beautiful job giving the guitar a very shiny finish. It sat on my shelf for the last two years and I thought that it might work on my cloudy headlight lenses on a 1998 Sable. A lot of elbow grease, but now I have two very clear headlight lenses!

Chuck P  Redwood City, CA
5 7-11-2012
Coarse compound works great

I have used 3m Finesse-It II for years as a final polishing compound and have had excellent results. But finding the right compound for the interim step between wet sanding and polishing was problematic. I recently tried the Stew Mac coarse compound and problem solved. It worked great. And I would imagine using all of the Stew Mac compounds would provide excellent results. Can you say "mirror finish?"

buftfan  Newport News, Va Read my reviews (3)
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