I need some advice from all of you experts out there. If I wanted to clear coat a guitar with poly instead of nitro using Mixol tints, what would the best way to go about it? I have been trying to research it on the forums but i haven been able to find an answer. A few things I have read were to use Polyacrylic because its water based. So would I use the water based polyacrylic, tinted with Mixol and then once I'm ready, use the Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane as the clear or just use the Polyacrylic as the clear? Does the Polyurethane give a just as hard coat as the polyacrylic? This all comes from I have a can of the Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane. I used this stuff while building a cabinet and I brushed it on and the last few coats i used those pure lambskin pads you can get at HD and it came out perfect. Shiny, smooth and after a few days, hard as a rock. So, I was wondering why couldn't it be that easy with a guitar? I wanted to try this technique on one of the guitars I'm building and just wanted some direction or advice from the experts on the best way to color the guitar then coat it.