I have completed 10 builds all finished with nitro. After a lot of trial and error I can get a very good finish with nitrocellulose lacquer and the trans tint dyes. For a lot reasons I have decided try to move away from nitro. I am perfectly happy with the look of the finishes on the current production USA made Fender teles and PRS guitars. I really like the hard durable finishes and those factory finishes are pretty close to the look of nitro. My quest is to find a system (other than nitro) that I can use in my home workshop that will produce a professional finish that is similar in hardness and durability to these factory finishes. For me this rules out all 1K evaporative finishes. I think the choices are something like Solerez or go to the 2K automotive finishes..... The videos I have seen with Solarez look promising. I have used three products in my tests. Polyester UV-Cure Grain Sealer, Solarez Polyester Gloss Resin, and Solarez fly-tie UV resin (thick). This nitro look is what I am trying to reproduce. The body on top is the nitro. The body on the bottom is Solarez. The below is what I have experienced with my try at Solerez.