ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Vintage Amber

Vintage Amber

Item # 5880
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$21.71

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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Cherry Red

Cherry Red

Item # 5881
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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Tobacco Brown

Tobacco Brown

Item # 5882
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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer Red Mahogany

Red Mahogany

Item # 5883
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ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer

About This Item

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 PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

How to spray a sunburst using aerosol cans

Erick Coleman uses tinted aerosols to recreate a vintage Strat 2-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

Very happy

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Putting together a new guitar. After deciding the finish purchased this with the aged clear. Color is exactly what I hoped for.
Could not be more pleased with the product.
Need to finish the clear and buff. Attach a pic when it’s finished

5.0

Amazing Product!

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This was my first attempt at refinishing a bass neck so I was very nervous. However, the Color Tone Lacquer was easy to use even for a beginner and the Vintage Amber provided the exact color I was seeking. The attached photos were taken after applying two light coats of the Vintage Amber Color Tone. A clear lacquer finish will be applied at a later date.

4.0

Good Stuff.

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I am building a relic strat and the vintage amber tint is just the right color.A little bit on the expensive side ,but you get what you pay for .

5.0

Its a color match!

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I had a student drop his guitar and shatter the headstock and splinter the neck. Out came the hide glue,clamps and sandpaper....Bought this cherry red hoping it would match the rest of this Gibson Lil’ Lucille, and it totally did after about 4 coats on bare wood. So happy with the results. Thanks StewMac you helped me put a smile on a great kids face!

5.0

Aged a essentially unfinshed Squier neck into a Fender Neck with a beautiful shine

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I have a few Squier "51 Stratoteles and I love them But compared to my MIJ Fender Pawn Shop '51, their necks looked pale and almost unfinished. Now we all know there is no way to make a Squier neck in to a Fender but I wanted to make the Squier necks look darker and older. Well Mission accomplished. Against all recomendations I just sprayed this Lacquer right on the neck with no prep but an acetone wipe. Several coats later I had exactly what I was looking for with almost no effort. Worked Great for Me.... The necks in the pic are the exact same Squier '51 neck except the upper neck has 4-5 coats of this great Lacquer.

5.0

Just what I was looking for!

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Verified Buyer


This may appear as sacrilege on your website, but I did not purchase Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer to finish a guitar. I am not a luthier (I'm Presbyterian!), but I had a couple of outdoor wall hangings that had become sorely faded, and I could not find tinted laquer ANYWHERE! A luther friend told me about StewMac! Isn't ecumenism wonderful?

5.0

Fabulous Color

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I just put four coats on the Spalted Maple front of one of the LP guitar kits. I used a digital induction cook plate to keep the water at 100 degrees to heat the lacquer. I heartily recommend the premium spray can nozzles and V-Grip can handle. They made life so much easier than the old way. When I was done I was happy. The color exactly matches the belly of my 1968 Yamaha Flat Top. Exactly what I was hoping for. Incidentally - to the guy who complained about the paper label coming off in the water. If they had to Silk Screen the label on every can this stuff would cost $50.00 a can not $20.00. Far and away better than Krylon for musical instruments. Thanks StewMac

5.0

Always first class

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Verified Buyer


Great color! For almost $20 a can, I think a fan spray nozzle would make it a bit better.

5.0

No spray gun to clean..

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Always works great for me.. but don’t rush a good thing. Shake and heat the can with the hot water in the sink method.. and if possible.. I use a blow dryer or a portable heater and heat my neck or body that I’m spraying.. and using light thin coats with about an hour or so between.. and as I said .. it works great for me.. sometimes the neck finish is so smooth, I can buff it out by hand. Also when you’re done just pop the cap back on the can and no spray gun or equipment to clean.. I really like this stuff.

4.0

Good Nitro

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Easy to work with. I'd like it to be less yellow, more tan.

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