Question about lacquer

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by slugworth, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    Ok, so I laid on the first coat of black nitro onto the body last night. I probably laid it on a little thick, but so far, so good. I've heard various opinions about dry time before wet sanding and application of the next coat. I've seen opinions that range from 3 hours to 5 months. How long should I reasonably wait before prepping for next application?


  2. in general, about an hour, but it really depends on the product, so read your product documentation (ie. can literature). This is for the next coat. As to how long you should wait before you buff the last coat to a high gloss, experts seem to agree that you wait 'until you can't smell the solvents in the room where it's curing'.