#1
Hey guys, just a quick question because Im unclear. Im getting ready to do the clear coat on my newly stained guitar, Ive got a can of spray acrylic which I was thinking of using. I keep hearing of everyone using nitrocellulose laquer. Is there much of a difference between the two? Would I damage the wood by using acrylic? I havnt really seen nitrocellulose in a spray can, Im guessing you can buy it in a tin and thin it down for use in a air compressor spray gun?

Cheers for any help
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Chur
#2
Go to the ultimate painting/refinishing thread!
I dont think acrylic will damage the wood. I think that nitro gives a slightly better sound quality, but takes months to harden. Im not exaggerating. Really, months. If you're a tone purist then go for this. If your the average guitarist who wants a guitar this side of christmas then go with acrylic. I dont think the sound advantage is great enough to justify the long hardening time.
But yeh, go to the painting thread, they know much more than me.
#3
I'm pretty sure that the finish affecting tone thing is a myth, Arcylic lacquer will work fine. I think Poly finishes are a very similar thing (if not the same) and I've finished 3 or 4 bodies with acrylic
#4
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