Has anyone used this brand of nitro before?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by NathOBX, Dec 7, 2021.

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  2. AboutSweetSue

    AboutSweetSue Guest

    Sep 29, 2018
    I’ve used it in Kelley Green. It worked well enough. I thought it went on very thin, but the end product looked good. In short, it’ll get done what you need it to do.
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  3. Gilmourisgod


    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    Nitro is great if you are looking for a self-destructing ("relic") finish. It's highly toxic, and vulnerable to just about everything it's likely to come into contact with like sweat, oxygen, cloth, etc. Don't underestimate the Toxic aspect, this stuff is straight up poisonous, and also highly, explosively flammable. Meh. It's just pigment mixed with an evaporating carrier, and there are plenty of less nasty carriers. At least consider water based alternatives. If not, get a really good quality respirator, you'll need it! I refinned this old MIM P bass in Daphne Blue a few years ago, using water base Varathane. No toxic fumes, no fire hazard, water cleanup.
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  4. Huw Phillips

    Huw Phillips Life is like TV if the channel sucks change it Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2019
    Bass looks sweet, water based every time
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  5. I've used Stewmac Nitro before, just not this brand. Hoping to do a mild relic, mainly just encouraging checking with an intentional temparature swing. Definitley doing the respirator thing, thanks for your concern for my safety:D.