NitorLACK translucent blue - 500ml can
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The semi-translucent blue finish reveals the grain of the wood. It's great for use with figured or flamed maple tops as used on the Gibson Les Paul. You can highlight the grain or flamed top of your guitar by applying a black dye or filler and then sand it down to leave marked only the grain. To reach the translucent effect you are looking for, the secret lies in the application of thin even layers until the hue and desired woodgrain are to your satisfaction.
Colours for vintage-inspired guitars
After great work and exhaustive study by our laboratory and technical department, we have created colours for guitars to faithfully recreate the tones of vintage Fender and Gibson guitars to paint electric guitars. They have been based on original samples from the Ôæë50s and Ôæë60s. However, keep in mind that vintage guitar colours may have changed a lot over the years due to the aging of nitrocellulose lacquer and changes in the brandsÔæí own colours. Therefore two guitars finished in 1960 with Fender card colours can look different between them or with respect to a more current guitar today.
Nitrocellulose paint in 500ml can
If youÔæíd like to paint your guitar a perfect finish and you have painting equipment (spray gun and compressor) available, the best choice is nitrocellulose varnish in a can. YouÔæíll get a higher performance by a lower price and with painting equipment the final result will be professional with less effort. It is recommended to dilute the product with our solvent to adjust the viscosity. For the application to be perfect we have two types of solvents: the usual solvent used is Solvent Medium (art. nr. 48138 / N540423104), but for ambient conditions of humidity and temperature more extreme we can use Solvent Retard (art. nr. 48139 / N540425104) to avoid bubbling and blooming in the finish.
The optimal application conditions are between a temperature of 15 to 25 Ôæ∞C and 50 to 70% humidity. The percentage of dilution will depend on the painting equipment and its configuration but itÔæís recommended to use 10 to 20% solvent. The most common gun peak is 1.3 to 1.5 and the compressor pressure is about 2.5 to 3 bars.