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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer


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Traditional finishes made simple! Ideal for touch-up work, or for finishing an entire instrument. Fast-drying and resistant to alcohol and water.

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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer
 
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
5880 Vintage Amber
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Yes
$15.90
3 or more $13.97  

5881 Cherry Red
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Yes
$15.90
3 or more $13.97  

5882 Tobacco Brown
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Yes
$15.90
3 or more $13.97  

5883 Red Mahogany
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Yes
$15.90
3 or more $13.97  


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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!

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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer
ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
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5 7-12-2010
Simple

Very simple to use and the colors look great. The clearcoat you can sand and buff to an amazing shine. If your used to using clear with a hardener this clear is not durable enough. But it shines great.

Chris  TX
4 7-06-2010
Awesome product

Following the instructions leads to a great result. I used the sanding sealer, black and clear coat and I have an excellent finish as a result. The spray pattern on these cans are better than most competitors and the biggest thing I found to reduce "spitting" was to make sure the cans were at over 70 degrees.

Luke  Maine, USA
5 6-29-2010
Great for beginners.

I've been putting together a les paul type kit and used these products for finishing.
These aerosol cans work GREAT!! My final finish was as good as store bought guitars. The convenience and usability outweigh and outclass anything else in competition with these products.
Don't know how much better an actual spray gun/system would work...I would definitely purchase these again.

Aznmojo  cambridge, MA
1 6-27-2010
Good way to ruin your entire day

I ordered several cans of ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer. One arrived without a spray cap. All of them spitted and spat when I used them, leaving tiny globs of paint in the midst of an otherwise perfect sunburst. I ended up having to sand everything back to the wood and refinish with Behlen products. The quality control on these paints is awful. Don't waste your money - use the Behlen products instead and save yourself a lot of time and frustration.

James Einolf  Denver, CO Read my reviews (3)
StewMac responds

James Einolf,
We're sorry to hear you had a hard time with our aerosol lacquer. In our shops we've had best results in reducing spitting by warming the cans up to 75-80 degrees F. Soaking them in warm tap water is the best way to do the trick.

We'll improve the product copy to give better guidance. Hope you'll try these tips, and please don't hesitate to contact us for a full refund or replacement if you run into this sort of trouble again.

5 6-25-2010
Amazing

Although I am only 15, I have been building guitars for 3 years. I can't believe how well it works. I made a cherry red mahogany Telecaster, and the paint was perfect.

David Saslow  USA Read my reviews (2)
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5 5-15-2010
Great for the occasional build.

While I would definitely recommend a set of quality spray equipment for repeated builds, these cans of nitrocellulose are absolutely amazing in a pinch. Would gladly buy them for future builds.

xfriendsonfirex  Florida, USA Read my reviews (2)
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