Ouch! When you love building guitars, every new ding in a beautiful finish hurts. We share your pain! Before you grab a brush or a spray gun, check out this handy kit used by pro woodworkers. It "burns in" lacquer sticks with an electric knife, to fill, tint and level scratches and chips without damaging the surrounding finish. With a little practice, the right choice of lacquer stick colors and careful polishing, you can make those boo-boos look like they never happened.
This versatile kit is a long-time favorite in repair shops. It lets you work with better control—no coarse brush marks to complicate the job. Twelve different 2" lacquer sticks are supplied, in a variety of useful woodtones plus clear, black and white. The lacquer is formulated to resist pulling out or shrinking under topcoats. The electric burn-in knife is an easy way to melt the lacquer stick and level the filled surface (much faster than the old pallette knife and alcohol lamp method). Burn-In Balm protects the surrounding finish while the knife levels the repair. A concise illustrated instruction sheet gets you started and guides you step-by-step.
The kit includes: • 120-volt AC burn-in knife • Lacquer sticks: amber, black, cherry, clear, dark amber, dark cherry, dark mahogany, extra dark walnut, fruitwood, light brown walnut, maple and white Also sold separately • Burn-In Balm finish protector, 2 ounces Also sold separately • Instructions
Also available: De-Waxer removes waxes, oils and contaminants that can hamper finish repairs. Wool-Lube liquid rubbing lubricant helps level burn-in repairs before final spot-sanding. Graining Pen is handy for simulating wood grain lines.