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Poly or Laquer over paint?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Nate Dawg, Jan 6, 2003.

  1. Nate Dawg

    Nate Dawg

    Apr 8, 2000
    Denver, CO
    I'm refinishing an old bass of mine and I'm currently applying about 6 coats of mint green oil based enamel to the body. When I'm finished, I'd like to put a clear-coat over top of it. I know poly tends to be harder than most laquers. I'd like something very durable that goes on CLEAR rather than yellowish like an oil-based poly will.

    I work at a Sherwin-Williams paint store, so I have access to almost everything, including nitrocellulose laquer. I also know a local contractor who refinishes cabnets that will spray it for me.

    What are the pros and cons of each?