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Behlen Behkol Solvent

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Behlen’s high grade solvent for shellac and alcohol based stains.

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Behkol has several important roles in the guitar shop:
  • Mix Behkol™ with our ColorTone Liquid Stains, for colors that won’t raise the wood grain.
  • It’s the solvent for shellac flakes, and works with mineral oil and shellac for traditional French polishing.
  • It’s alcohol lamp fuel, for melting lacquer touchup sticks and heating a disassembly knife.
  • It’s a great degreaser for metal parts and cleans oil from new tools, too.

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Behlen Behkol Solvent
Behlen Behkol Solvent
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5 6-14-2013
Works fine

This is high quality and worked great for dissolving shellac flakes.

JLoucks  Mexico, Missouri Read my reviews (4)
4 6-10-2013

Great product!

jeffgrandt  illinois
5 3-21-2013
good for painting

I did a paint job and is great to work with stains

Carlos Girón  Ny Read my reviews (28)
5 6-10-2012
I use this for my classical guitars

I use this for my french polishing classical guitars that I build

George W. Yontz jr  Shelbyville, TN Read my reviews (8)
5 1-20-2012
awesome.. just wear a mask

don't be stupid. wear a mask. you will be sick for days. trust me

titus  baltimore Read my reviews (2)
5 1-01-2011
Works great

I purchased some of this after watching Bryan Galloup use it to remove blushing from a guitar body after steaming off the neck. I was pleased to find that the Behkol removed the blushing just like in the video.

Dogwood Guitars  Kansas City, MO Read my reviews (26)
4 8-21-2010
Cuts well

Good solvent for mixing shellac but do not use over lacquer finishes as a cleaner.

Liquidguitars  Ojai Ca. Read my reviews (10)
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