I had a nice chat with a local luthier who delves into relic work. He said that if his shop sprays a certain finish it will check before he can even get it back to the customer. I aksed what that finish was, and he told me Mohawk Finisher's Choice. Has anyone here used this? I'm working on an Inca Silver (reranch) telecaster style body so I ordered a few rattle cans of this in gloss finish. I do want a clean finish but would love for some natural checking to occur. Here are a few progress pictures, but it would be great to see those from others, where available. I'm aiming for a vintage look but don't intend to scrape the paint at all for a super aged finish. Here's my progress so far. I made the body out of swamp ash. Mohawk Sanding Sealer Rust Oleum Primer Inca Silver Before Clear One Coat of Finishers Choice Clear I intend to do 3 coats a day for 3 days, and let this cure for at least 3 weeks, but I will post my results with this lacquer to see how it yellows and checks.