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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
Cannot ship by air or outside the U.S.
Yes
$11.55
3 or more $10.27  

3883 Clear sanding sealer
Cannot ship by air or outside the U.S.
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 8-16-2010
Easy

My first time finishing a guitar. Even though I have spray equipment, I thought I would give this a try. It worked well. I used clear satin on a Tele body I bought on eBAY. The finished came out great. I finished sanding the body with 2000 grit sandpaper. It's as smooth as glass!

Telemark  So. California Read my reviews (2)
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5 8-14-2010
Good Stuff!

I've used this to do a couple Strat necks. Sprays well, flows out nicely. Works well with tints. Dries to a nice hard finish that sands and polishes very well. Holds up very well to playing wear and feels good in the hand, not sticky like some vintage finishes. Good Stuff!

Ace Pepper  San Marcos, TX
5 8-13-2010
Spray can Paint?

I was sceptical of how it would turn off but it looks great. Be sure to warm the can first. I used the lacquer outside 95 was the temp. Be sure to let completly dry before you bring it inside, temp changes while drying can cause finish to turn white.

Big Jon  Tennessee Read my reviews (6)
5 8-09-2010
Colortone Lacquer Review

I have to say that this product is by in large one of the most useful tools I own in my shop. I run a small repair facility that is not large enough for a full-size spray booth, but Colortone lacquer is perfect for my needs and gives a professional result everytime! I recommend it highly!

Eagleguitar  Nashville, Tennessee
5 7-24-2010
quality lacquer

These aerosol guitar lacquers are great for beginners and produce unbelievable results. Great product stewmac!

mmbassballs  CA Read my reviews (6)
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