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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
Cannot ship by air or outside the U.S.
Yes
$15.90
3 or more $13.97  

5881 Cherry Red
Cannot ship by air or outside the U.S.
Yes
$15.90
3 or more $13.97  

5882 Tobacco Brown
Cannot ship by air or outside the U.S.
Yes
$15.90
3 or more $13.97  

5883 Red Mahogany
Cannot ship by air or outside the U.S.
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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3 5-12-2011
Tinted Lacquer

I liked the color just don't get in a hurry. Spray several light coats and let tack off between coats. The price with shipping is very expensive for a spray can of paint. Guess I'm going to start trying to mix my own, but if you want quick and easy this works.

will2027  Winnsboro,LA - USA
5 4-30-2011
Tinting a Neck- by a newby!

Very happy with the instructions and information on the product. Being my first time tinting a neck , I was quite happy with the professional result and little fuss it took to achieve it. Results were far better then I expected. I have already ordered more.

Riclin  Niagara Falls, Ont. Canada Read my reviews (5)
5 4-29-2011
Color toned Aerosol

The vintage amber was the perfect shade to do the neck of the banjo I,m restoring. Like it said, multiple coats until desired shade is reached. In my case it was 11 coats. Thanks

mlbearss  grosse pointe woods, michigan
2 4-25-2011
Tinted Lacquers

some mixed results for me. the Cherry Red is great, perfect even. The Amber is a little too Orange so be careful with this and apply sparingly, it will get too heavy quickly. The Tabacco tint is WAY too dark and opaque, my edges went almost black very quickly and any overlap was very noticeable. Had to sand it all off and start over with a different brand's tobacco tint.

I was going for more of a vintage tobacco sunburst, like a Hofner tint, this is probably better suited to a high contrast late 50's Fender style, but not quite black enough for that, proceed with caution. the nozzles spray a little heavy for sunbursting, in my opinion.

Bob T  SoCal Read my reviews (2)
5 4-13-2011
Gorgeous colors

My 15 year-old daughter built her own guitar. She painted it with ColorTone Vintage Amber and Cherry Red. It looks great.

pmccombs  Orem, UT
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5 4-09-2011
Epiphone FT-160N restoration

Replaced early Japanese factory 12 string top and back that had been destroyed. In order to match the replacement mahogany back to the original sides and neck tone, I stripped the finish from all remaining wood except for the ebony headstock veneer and used this lacquer as the first coat. The tone color did not replicate the original Epiphone color exactly but was too close for the untrained eye to notice.

Bonneur  South Bend, IN Read my reviews (6)
5 3-26-2011
products

I have used many StewMac products and have always been pleased with the quality and the service.

gman10000  Mesa, Az. Read my reviews (2)
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5 3-23-2011
colorfull

easy to work with the amber created a very nice old patina on a vintage restoration and face refinish thanks

norm  laguna beach
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5 3-17-2011
Wonderful color match...dries quick, sands easily

I recently acquired 8 new, or almost new Epiphone guitars...mostly Les Pauls. They all had broken headstocks. I needed to glue and splice each one. I have some SM touch-up videos that I used as a guide. I'm very happy with the result. For a first time attempt at color touch-up it's not bad. I have a long way to go to perfect my technique. PLEASE be careful with ventilation and personal protection. I was careless and got an amazing lacquer buzz/hangover. I know better but was excited to finish a particular instrument. Good price, fast shipping!!

Julian Dale Barton  Odenton, Maryland Read my reviews (2)
5 3-14-2011
STEW- MAC PRODUCTS

I have used Stew-Mac products for the last 12 years. They are the best you can buy. The instructions and help from the personnel is tops, many thanks guys. When you are making top of the line, one of a kind guitars, you can not afford to have costly mistakes. That is why I use Stew-Mac products.

RON MILLER  ATHENS, TENNESSEE
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