Amber shellac as tinted clear

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  1. blackbelt308

    blackbelt308 Tele-Holic

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    Has anyone used shellac as a tinted clear? For example, over a transparent white on the way to a vintage or butterscotch blonde result? Obviously, this would mean a lacquer-shellac-lacquer sandwich. Possible?

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    I've heard of some putting amber shellac under lacquer clear, but I've also heard some say only to use "wax free" shellac which isn't what the amber tinted shellac that zinsser makes is. Only their sanding sealer "sealcoat" is wax free shellac, but it isn't tinted...
     
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    I was thinking of using de-waxed flakes, both to avoid what you are referring to, and to be able to fine-tune the final color.

    Should work, right?

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    should, I've got wax free shellac right now under my trans white on the blonde build I'm doing...so I know wax free is good under lacquer. I would think it would be fine, but I'm not sure about having the tint coat inbetween two lacquer coats that won't actually burn into either of them...
    but that may be a non-issue...
     
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