Mohawk 'Tone Finish' Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Aerosol Can
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- Highest quality nitrocellulose lacquer
- Satin finish for a silky smooth lustre and slight sheen
- Suitable for acoustic & electric instruments
- Made in U.S.A.
- 13 fl.oz (384ml) Aerosol tin
- 1-3 tins required to finish one guitar
- Can be used as a clear coat over coloured lacquers
- Very strong fumes - respirator mask essential
Mohawk have been producing guitar finishing products for decades and are the preferred choice by many top American guitar manufacturers.
This is a traditional single-part Nitrocellulose lacquer which has been formulated to have the optimal properties of protection, durability, flexibility and clarity. It is superior to other lacquers as it has enough flexibility to minimise the danger of finish checking while being brittle enough not to impede the sound of a fine guitar.
A satin finish is easier to apply than gloss and many luthiers and players prefer it both for the look and feel, especially on the neck of a guitar
Like all lacquers of this type it is extremely important to read the safety instructions and Material Safety Data Sheet. This product has strong fumes so it is important to spray in a ventilated area and use a respirator mask designed for spray paint. It is also highly flammable.
Aerosol sprays and an efficient and economical alternative and are ideal for finishing without the expense and inconvenience of a full spray gun and compressor setup.
Mohawk Tone Finish Lacquer can be used on its own for a natural, clear finish or as a clear coat over a tinted, sunburst or opaque Nitrocellulose colour coat. There is no need for a sanding sealer though grain filler or epoxy filing can be used as a preparation on porous timbers.
At least three coats of lacquer should be applied with a light sand and several hours drying time between coats. After the first two coats a final coat can be applied. If this is unsuccessful further attempts can be made to achieve a satisfactory final coat. It helps to sand the surface smooth with very fine sandpaper (800 or 1200) before applying the final coat. Satin lacquer finishes should be left 'off the gun' and should not be buffed of polished.