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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Vintage Amber

Vintage Amber

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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Cherry Red

Cherry Red

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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Tobacco Brown

Tobacco Brown

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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Red Mahogany

Red Mahogany

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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.

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!

California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

How to spray a sunburst using aerosol cans

Erick Coleman uses tinted aerosols to recreate a vintage Strat 3-tone 'burst.

Instructions

Product Instructions

ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquers

Application instructions and a finishing schedule for ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquers.

Nitrocellulose Finishing Schedule

A step-by-step flow chart of nitrocellulose finishing.

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5.0

for what I use it for its great !

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best I can use.

5.0

Great lacquers! Note on nozzles.

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Managed to get several bodies ready for paint shop and didn't feel like getting spray equipment out. These were just the ticket. Note on the Amber, it's very bright and gets brighter as you build coats. It's fine for "factory fresh" look on classic sunbursts. I wound up mixing my own "older" Amber and spraying it. However the Aged Clear Lacquer will tone the bright amber down to a more vintage base color. Spatter can be a problem so clean nozzles frequently with blush eraser (I found three cleanings per side of a sunburst worked good).
Spray nozzles, not all are created alike, nor are the cans. Some nozzles are definitely better because they spray an even vertical strip (horizontal indentation across nozzle oriface) as opposed to the classic diffused cone nozzle at the hardware store (simple spray hole). I liked the control of the more complex nozzle and have identified some favorites that I move from can to can. You maybe able to fit some of the Montana graffiti nozzles to cans too (hint hint StewMac).
Try them, you should like them.

3.0

Use 'Em Up

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I've been using SM lacquer for a few years now; several guitars, several cans. The most valuable lesson I learned using them is: use 'em up... can't have just a bit in the can and expect good coverage as they will splatter much easier.

5.0

Simple and effective

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No frills, perfect performance. This lacquer, if instructions are followed, is easily applied and the finish looks lovely. Perfect amber tint, not too orange or dark. Looks like a 45 year old nitro should!

5.0

A real time saver

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I didn't really need very much of this product, but it was worth it to obtain the exact match that I required. I've always thought that the access panels on certain Les Paul guitars looked rather strange as in the case of the one I have the panels were a cream color, while the back & sides of the guitar were Red Mahogany. I prepped the panels and in minutes the job was done and the result was in a word, Great!

4.0

nice but be careful

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I like this version of "Amber" its not really a yellow like some of the other rattle-can tints that are available. I would just caution users on their lacquer technique, sand through is always an issue and when you do it with a tinted clear you just about have to start from scratch.

5.0

true vintage look

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excellent for adding a vintage look to an otherwise plain looking neck.
a few coats is all it takes and then a clear gloss to cover it, looks fantastic!!!

5.0

Best spray paint I've ever used

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If you have any experience at all with spray painting, you should have no issues getting a great finish with this stuff.

4.0

Decent results

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Heat the can, clean work surface light coats wet sand let cure and buff it out for a decent looking finish without all the equipment

4.0

tabacco brown really dark

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I also bought tabacco brown and I feel this is really dark, so I did not need much of multiple coats...2-3 layers will do, and more than that makes it look like black.

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