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Auto clear coat?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by JDHolmes, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. JDHolmes


    Jan 6, 2010
    I've done woodworking for years and have never really been satisfied with poly finishes due to the yellowing, even on those which aren't supposed to yellow.

    I'm going to be refinishing a couple of bodies in the next week or so and building my own bass just to do it and because I've always loved wood.

    I did use the search function so if I missed it, blame poor search technique rather than lack of searching. What I'm wondering though is if any of you have used or currently use auto clear coat instead of poly finishes?

    I came to this a couple of years ago when putting wood into the interior of an auto restoration I'm working on, knowing that poly yellows so quickly in sunlight/uv. I also ask because I have quite a bit of auto clear as I do auto painting/restoration and have the product available though obviously more expensive than poly products.

    Your thoughts on this??

  2. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars: Ulyate Pickups & StringJoy Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    automotive clear coat works great for doing up basses.
    duplicolor makes some of the best.

    im experimenting, later this week, with exterior wood varnish/clear coat to see if that holds up.
  3. mikeyswood

    mikeyswood Inactive

    Jul 22, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    Luthier of Michael Wayne Instruments
    You will have a choice of urethane or epoxy for the clear coat. I use the PPG Deltron 2000 urethanes for my clears and I love them!
  4. dremy2006

    dremy2006 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2008
    Miami Gardens, Fl
    Works great for me..I go down to the automotive supply store, get a quart of clear and hardener..20 bucs after spraying let it sit 3 to 4 days… hard as a rock…

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  5. Flyingaero


    Jan 12, 2010
    are you using anything special or have something in mind?

    I am also interested
  6. HogieWan


    Feb 4, 2008
    Lafayette, LA
    did you spray the finish on with that spray bottle?
  7. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    I had my headless sprayed with Chroma-clear. It's at about 5mils...
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