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Target Waterbase Spraying Lacquer

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Nonflammable • No toxic fumes • Easy clean-up
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Target Waterbase Spraying Lacquer
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1730 1 pint No
1731 1 quart No
1732 1 gallon No

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Target® Emtech™ 7000 clear gloss waterbase acrylic lacquer is the safe, user-friendly alternative to traditional solvent-based nitrocellulose lacquer.

For best results and a crystal-clear finish, Target waterbase lacquer should be sprayed in a low humidity environment between 60-80°F. We've found that one quart is usually sufficient for topcoating an acoustic guitar body and neck (this can vary according to your spray gun settings and wood preparation).

For beautiful sunbursts and grain-enhancing hues, ColorTone Liquid Stains can be added to Target waterbase lacquer before spraying. For opaque (solid) colors, add ColorTone Liquid Pigments.

Compatible Target waterbase finishing products also include Sanding Sealer, Retarder, and Brushing Varnish.

CAUTION: Use only in well-ventilated areas. Avoid inhaling spray mist. Wear NIOSH-approved Respirator Mask while spraying.

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Target Waterbase Spraying Lacquer
Target Waterbase Spraying Lacquer
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1 11-26-2011
Never Again

I do custom air-brushed guitars as part of our Custom Shop. I will never use this product again! After over 300 hours of cure time the finish is still soft. A simple blend-in repair has become a complete nightmare. Taping off the blend area with low-tack fine-line tape, the clear lifted right off the guitar! Now my simple repair is even larger! I also noticed that after buffing out, several hours later, the finish is full of the same orange peel I sanded out with 2000 grit. I have to sell my work to the general public and I feel that there is NO WAY I can trust this stuff.

Tim Heater  Westland, MI
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4 11-12-2011
Target Waterbased Lacquer

I recently tried this product under duress...the water-based lacquer I'd been using had become scarce & expensive. I used it as a color coat, mixed with Color Tone pigments, with no clear coat so the color wouldn't be muted. It feels a bit rubbery, maybe it cures a bit slower, but it sprays on really nicely & each coat burns in well. Only time will tell as to the durability of the finish, but so far, so good!

Reid Hampton  Memphis, TN Read my reviews (6)
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1 11-11-2011
for floors, not guitars

thinking about trying this stuff?
I have more than 3/4 gal you can have

epicas120  bend, or
5 10-24-2011
Great Finish!

I have used Target waterbased lacquer on two guitars now. The finish is crystal clear and hard as nails. There are no fumes. Each coat burns into the last just like real lacquer. Like the name, this is for spraying only. I got good results with a cheap 1 stage HVLP system. If you use the sanding sealer, check for compatibility if over shellac.

Marchingtroll  The Woodlands, Texas
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