Sherwin Williams LOVOC Nitrocellulose Lacquer W/ PICS

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by Colt W. Knight, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Rooney

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    I go to a tech school in Lancaster and we use Lovoc on our projects. While I'm not as seasoned as some here I like using it. We don't go for mirror finishes but it still definitely gets the job done. Have you used it over top of any guitars you've painted? (as opposed to finishing natural) If so could you include a review of that too?
     
  2. Colt W. Knight

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    No I haven't. I have only used Sherwin Willaims Moisture Resistant lacquer over paint.
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    These are reliced, so they don't really have a mirror finish, but they do have a good reflective quality.

    When I relic guitars, I generally use Liquid Nitrogen to crack/check the clear coat. Sherwin Williams Moisture Resistant lacquer cracks like hell when reliced, and within minutes the cracks start welding themselves back together if the lacquer hasn't had a few months to dry.
     
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    Very nice guitars Colt. I always like to see something different executed well. The sorta SG kinda reminds of some of Alembics older designs yet different, very handsome (pun intended)! :-D.
     
  4. Colt W. Knight

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    Thank you sir.
     
  5. otterhound

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    Martin Senour was a brain fart . Under educated and all that . I am about 75 miles from Nazareth . Why do you ask ?
    Is that Stevens Trade , rooney ?
     
  6. Colt W. Knight

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    Was wondering if your local store supplies Martin guitars.

    Is that Stevens Trade , rooney ? I don't know what this means though.

    The SW store in Ambridge, PA will sell custom color nitro lacquer if you ever need any.
     
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    Sounds like the future is here now.

    Thanks, Colt, for a great post!
     
  8. Colt W. Knight

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    Thanks Boris.
     
  9. otterhound

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    rooney posted in this thread . I am only 12 miles away . Stevens Trade is a local trade/tech school .
    It would be safe to assume that the local SW store does not supply Martin . The guy simply knows his product line . He didn't even bat an eye when I asked him . All he questioned was about the vinyl sealer . When I explained what it was for , he simply said that he agreed that the vinyl sealer would be right for use on wood . I did not inquire about colors . Maybe I'll try a burst on acoustic #2 .
     
  10. ThaLowEndTheory

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    I'm going to have to look into the LOVOC. Any idea if it checks and yellows, or does it have inhibitors?
     
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    Colt, I don't suppose you've ever used the SHER-WOOD® CAB-Acrylic Lacquer product, have you?
     
  12. Colt W. Knight

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    I haven't had these guitars long enough to tell if they are going to yellow quickly, but I have heard that LOVOC checks very easily.
     
  13. Colt W. Knight

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    No I haven't. But it is real popular with cabinet makers, you may ask guys on a woodworking forum.

    It is a mix of nitro lacquer and acryliic, very high solids, so it takes less coats.
     
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    That'd be the place. Great programs, the food... not so much.
     
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    and this one is going to be a bass, but I have never actually played an electric bass. I am not sure exactly how I want to do it.

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    That will make a gorgeous bass. PLEASE make it a single pickup of some sort with no pickguard. It would be so beautiful with that grain interrupted only by a volume and tone knob and one pickup.
     
  16. Colt W. Knight

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    That is a good idea.
     
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    Stevens Trade has a very good reputation . You are very fortunate . I know that you will take advantage of your opportunity .
     
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    I've used those for touch-ups, but I'd lose my marbles if I had to lacquer a body with nothing but that. They're just too small for the job, IMO. They "spit" like nobody's business, too. Dang ol' frustrating.
     
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    Sweet guitars!

    You had me at 3 days, waiting for nitro to cure is the main reason I don't use more of it. I'll have to swing by my local SW and see if they have some in stock. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  20. Colt W. Knight

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    Update!

    Tom, I sprayed a neck a few days ago, and wet sanding it after 2 days.

    The finish wasn't nearly as hard to wet sand and buff. It polished up to one of the highest luster finishes I have ever been able to achieve, so at the moment, I am a BIG FAN of LOVOC!
     
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