What: Gloss lacquer based on polyurethane which is applied by spraying.
Result: Gloss to high gloss, transparent and colorless. Built up in layers to a protective coat for your wood.
Preparation: Sand the surface u/i grit 400. Wood with open pores can best be treated with a grainfiller. Remove dust and grease. Create a well-ventilated wok space and a system to hold your guitar allowing you easy movement and ability to hang the guitar to dry. Get yourself a high quality fine-dust mask and protective clothing.
Application: Use a spraygun with a nozzle of 2-2.5mm and 3 Atom pressure. Miix the primer 2:1 with the corresponding hardener. Apply 2 (and if required 3) layers of the Poly Pro Primerwith 5 to 10 minutes between the layers. Let cure for 24 hours. Sand the primer with grit 400 to max 600 and remove dust and grease. Mix the gloss lacquer 2:1 with the corresponding hardener. Apply 1 to 2 base coats of poly Pro Clearcoat till the surface is covered nicely. Wait 5 – 15 minutes between layers till it is just tacky for the following layer. Let cure for at least 5 hours for the top coats. Sand lightly with grit 800 to max 1200 and remove dust and grease. Apply 2 top coats with again 5 – 15 minutes between coats. Let cure for at least 48 hours – depending on the circumstances.
Finish and maintain: Sand with grits 800 to 2000 or 3000 to remove spots and create a smooth surface. Use surface light to check your work and a pad under your sanding paper to prevent finger pressure. When sanding with waterproof paper, be careful with openings such as your tuner holes, don’t let any water get into them and optionally create a water barrier with some Vaseline that is removed afterwards. Don’t let your paper get dry and remove the water with sanding dust carefully with a microfiber cloth. We highly recommend sanding with the Kovax Assilex and Tolecut dry sanding which safes you a lot of hassle and gives you a smoother result in less time. Polish with Menzerna 400, 2500 and 3500 to a mirror like high gloss. Clean regularly with a damp (not wet) cloth or Lemon Oil.
Safety: Ventilate well and wear a high quality fine-dust mask and protective clothing! Clean tools with nitro thinner.
Tip: Check the Kovax complete sanding system for lacquer finish Want some color? Apply suStain under your lacquer, or mix up to 7% suStain Solids for a solid color Finishing products and product combinations should always be tested before use