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ColorTone Polishing Compounds Medium, 1.65 lb. jar

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ColorTone Polishing Compounds Swirl Remover, 8-oz. bottle
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ColorTone Polishing Compounds Coarse, 4-oz. bottle

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ColorTone Polishing Compounds Medium, 4-oz. bottle

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ColorTone Polishing Compounds Fine 4-oz. bottle

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ColorTone Polishing Compounds Swirl Remover, 4-oz. bottle

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ColorTone Polishing Compounds, Set of 4 small sizes

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ColorTone Polishing Compounds

About This Item

The final step for a beautiful finish. Available in shop-size containers, or in 4-ounce bottles for smaller jobs.

A customer described it best: ColorTone® polishing compounds make the magic happen! Used by hand with a soft cloth or with foam rotary polishing pads, they transform a fine-sanded new finish into a dazzling high-gloss surface you can be proud of. ColorTone compounds remove fine sanding scratches on instrument finishes and plastic pickguards, with no silicone residue to hamper future refinishing.

If you're final-sanding a new finish with 600 to 800-grit papers, begin the polishing sequence with Coarse compound. If final sanding is done with 1200-grit, start with Medium compound. Fine compound follows Medium when a super-high gloss is desired.

Swirl Remover applied with a foam rotary pad removes buffing marks and extremely fine sanding scratches on fresh finishes. It can also be used by hand to bring out a higher lustre on new or aged finishes.


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Fixing a small chip in your guitar's finish

This issue of Trade Secrets is a video: Dan Erlewine demos three of his favorite finish repair tips: 1. Super glue drop fills. 2. Frank Ford's razor blade trick. 3. Strip-sanding with fingertip pressure.

Instructions

Product Instructions

ColorTone Polishing Compound Instructions

Directions for using ColorTone Polishing Compounds and Swirl Remover.

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Custom config and refinish

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I have always wanted a double cutaway Les Paul w/ mini humbuckers. I made one, and refinished it in black nitrocellulose lacquer. The results were awesome. Patience was the key. Stew-Mac was the provider for all the color, lacquers, buffing and polishing compounds and tools.
Thanks for all of your support.

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I've switched!

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For 30 years, I have hand polished my guitars, using automotive polishes. No silicon, or strange waxes. Just the grit that I liked. Hand applied so that I don't have varying thicknesses of finish when done. Well, I was getting low on some of my buffing compounds and I decided to try these StewMac products. You know, the grit compounds and the suspension agent, for these products are really nice. Even the smell is nice ! I don't take power tools to my instruments, so I have a real feel for how these polishes work. I will be using ColorTone polishes for now on. I get a wet-look, by hand. JW guitars, Nv.

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Must Have These!

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I have used many polishing products through my 36 years in stringed instrument repair and building. These are hands down the best! Using the right amount of pressure and the right motion gives me everything from high gloss to a vintage off-gloss. I used it on a 1967 Gibson ES335 in cherry the other day and it was not detectable where the lacquer had been rubbed. I cannot work without it!

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Saved my guitar!

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Ok, so 'saved' is a bit of a strong word for a minor finish repair, but I couldn't be happier with the result. I had a little accident where I still had mosquito spray containing deet on my legs and came inside, sat down with my HD-28e Retro across my knee and when I went to pick my guitar up off my leg, I noticed that it sort-of stuck to me. The deet had started to eat at the finish and it left a nice leg print about the size of a drink coaster in the side of the guitar. I could tell that it wasn't very deep though, so I ordered a bottle of the swirl remover just to give it a shot. It took about 3 applications, but now I can't even find where it was. This product brought the finish back to a mirror shine! Topped it off with some preservation polish and couldn't be happier!

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Works great!

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Worked great on my project re-finish project. I recommend it

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Follow the instructions and you'll get a beautiful finish.

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I was skeptical using a polishing compound because I was never happy using them in the past. After modifying and sanding the heel of a gloss black lacquer neck, I wanted to bring back the original lustre. I decided to read some online instructions and helpful hints about using a combination of 800-1500 grit sandpaper with the medium and fine polishing compounds. I tested what the instructions said to do and they were spot on. I couldn't get away with just using the fine compound unless I fine sanded with 1200 grit paper. Or, when I used the medium compound instead of the 1200 grit and then followed up with the fine compound, I got amazing results. I followed the instructions and got exactly what I was hoping for. It was easy. Go figure.

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Thanks

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These worked great for a repair. It was good to have a bit of each.

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Polishing compounds

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The kit is just what you need to produce great results. However, the price is a little steep for the small amounts that you get with each container of polish.

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Works great!!!

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I use the small tubes medium, fine, swirl remover, With the small 3" buffing pads. Starting out with 2000 grit Micro mesh I was able to remove the nasty scuffs and scratches that have developed on my MIA Strat over the years. If you are also a beginner I do recommend practicing on a inexpensive guitar body to get the hang of things, before buffing your top dollar prized instrument. This is a great product!!! Take your time be patient and follow the instructions.

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Amazing Stuff!

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On my first finish job I used the ColorTone lacquer and it looked pretty doggone good after just the paint. Then I buffed that thing with 3 grades of ColorTone polishing compounds and WOW. I couldn't have guessed the finish would look this good. Very impressive. Those little bottles go a long way too.

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