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ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquer


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The easiest way to spray a professional finish! Produces a beautiful traditional nitrocellulose lacquer finish, without elaborate spray equipment.

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ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquer
 
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
3881 Clear gloss
Cannot ship by air or outside the U.S.
Yes
$11.55
3 or more $10.27  

3882 Clear satin
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Yes
$11.55
3 or more $10.27  

3883 Clear sanding sealer
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Yes
$11.55
3 or more $10.27  


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ColorTone® Clear Aerosol Guitar Lacquer is formulated especially for musical instruments. Fast-drying and resistant to alcohol and water, it produces a hard, durable finish that enhances the beauty of the wood.

Available in convenient 13-ounce spray cans.

ColorTone® Nitrocellulose Guitar Lacquer can be applied over smooth bare wood, sanded basecoats of grain filler, ColorTone Sanding Sealer, and over ColorTone Stains. Perfect for touch-up work, or for finishing an entire instrument. The rotating-tip nozzle can spray a horizontal or vertical pattern.

Aerosol spraying is an economical way for the beginner to apply a first finish without elaborate setup or equipment. Aerosols produce a slightly rougher surface than spray guns, however, and more sanding may be needed for a level surface.

How many cans do you need?
INSTRUMENT
Electric guitar neck
Solid body electric
Acoustic guitar
Archtop guitar
Mandolin
Ukulele
Dulcimer
Banjo rim and neck
SEALER
none
1 can
1 can
1 can
1 can
1 can
1 can
1 can
LACQUER
2 to 3 cans
3 to 4 cans
4 to 6 cans
4 to 6 cans
3 to 4 cans
2 to 3 cans
3 to 4 cans
3 to 4 cans
Number of cans needed may vary depending on how heavy the coats are applied, number of coats, and desired thickness on your instrument.

ColorTone Clear Satin Lacquer typically requires fewer coats. Successive thin coats should be sanded to maintain a level surface. Don't sand the final coat; the flattener in the lacquer will give a smooth satin appearance.

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!

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ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquer
ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquer
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
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5 7-26-2011
Good Lacquer

The lacquer works well. It is best if the dew point is 20 degrees less than the present temperature

Bru, RIe  Westerly
5 7-21-2011
surprised

I have painted professionally and was delighted at the quality in a aerosol can

Bumble  Atlanta,Ga. Read my reviews (18)
5 7-20-2011
Excellent product - Easy to use

I've used ColorTone Aerosol on lots of guitars with superior results.

The Les Paul Deluxe in the picture had been stripped and "refinished" by the previous owner :-( It had a long crack that ran between the lower volume and tone control. After sanding the body and filling and sealing the crack, the customer and I decided to go with a tobacco burst to help hide the crack.

The burst was done with Colortone Tobacco Brown tinted lacquer. The clear is Colortone Clear Gloss.

The owner was very pleased with the finish.

Alan Morrison - AM Guitar Works  Davenport, IA Read my reviews (7)
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5 7-14-2011
great product

It's so nice to be able to get nitro lacquer. I have refinished many guitars with Stew Macs paints Thanks.

Jimmy Hawkins  Key Largo fl.
4 7-10-2011
Good product.

If you don't have a spray rig this is the way to go.

Goodson Guitars  Odessa, Tx Read my reviews (18)
4 6-30-2011
Great lacquer for the limited shop

I work in a small space and have to do all my spraying outdoors. The aerosol format has its disadvantages (esp. slower build & rougher texture) but you can't beat it when you don't have access to a compressor. The final results are just as good.

Aaron Hess  Baltimore, MD Read my reviews (13)
5 6-18-2011
Saving the Gibson

This product worked very well. The spray was fine enough to be able to lay multiple thin layers in order to build up the lacquer.
The phone support and guidance was superb! They were patient and helpful.
I was at "wits end". This was a total amateur repair. Luthiers would not touch it because the amount of time due to so many thin build up layers. The spray lacquer worked fantastic.
In the picture I'm pointing to the area that was repaired. That lower bout corner was bare wood before I started putting down layers. I'm still polishing (by hand) but a professional luthier gave me the "thumbs up".
Thank you for all your help.
Richard

Richare  Visalia, Ca
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4 5-22-2011
Gibson Explorer

Cherry stained with color tone cherry and clear coated with nitro clear.Mixed the ratio 1 ounce stain to 1 quart water then added about 1/4 more stain to the mix to darken it a little.

Billy C  Pennsylvania Read my reviews (22)
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5 5-21-2011
the best Armor for you paint job

I have also used this on the same Les Paul 100 project and it also works. Excellent, also soak the can in hot water to reduce spiting and spatters

Mike66  U.S.A. Read my reviews (3)
5 5-15-2011
Colortone Aerosol Is Excellent Stuff

This is excellent stuff. Heed the suggestions of placing the cans in hot water. It helps to reduce spatter and makes it spray better. Also make sure the weather is nice out. I sprayed a guitar body with this and it rained a bit the day I did it. It did not really do too badly regardless. Light even coats are better than thick heavy coats.

Billy C  Pennsylvania Read my reviews (22)
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