Catalyzed lacquer, conversion varnish

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by budman, Oct 30, 2004.


  1. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    I've tried a brand of post-cat conversion varnish with ok results and I've tried a brand of pre-catalyzed laquer with similar results. Is there a brand of gloss finish someone can recommend? I'm looking for a high solids product that dries super hard, doesn't blush easy and that I can wet sand and polish. I like things shiny.

    Thanks.
     
  2. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Anyone? You guys paint/clear your basses, don't you?
     
  3. To get it really shiny...put on LOTS of coats...a few a day with a little bit of rubbing in between....THEN when all done...let cure for a couple of weeks...then get some polishing mesh and REALLY make that puppy gleem!!!! :D

    THAT'S how you make it shiny :)
     
  4. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    That's not how I do it, but thanks. I was a car painter for years and I've got the whole shiny thing down pat. I'm specifiaclly looking for a quality brand name that someone could recommend with the charateristics I listed previously.