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The title pretty much sums this one up; which is "better" for guitar finishing? Almost everyone I hear of on here uses lacquer, so that's what I've been using for the first 3-4 finishes I've done, but then I saw someone using enamel, saying how it dries much faster and harder. Is that true?

What's the trade off? What's the difference/character traits of these two finishes?
#2
Well, I have always used lacquer with great results.

I would love to know the difference though!

I think the answer lies with Ippon, the finish master.

I'll check the Ultimate Refinishing thread for answers.
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The title pretty much sums this one up; which is "better" for guitar finishing? Almost everyone I hear of on here uses lacquer, so that's what I've been using for the first 3-4 finishes I've done, but then I saw someone using enamel, saying how it dries much faster and harder. Is that true?

What's the trade off? What's the difference/character traits of these two finishes?
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Enamel dries MUCH more slowly than lacquer. Enamel is tougher and more durable, though.

Lacquer forms a "skin", quickly after spraying that prevents dust from penetrating and becoming embedded in the paint. Enamel requires a cleaner environment for spraying.
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