Spray shellac sticky

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by jayroc1, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. jayroc1

    jayroc1 Tele-Meister

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    I bought some spray can shellac (bullseye) to seal a guitar and I noticed it's quite tacky after multiple thin coats with ample drying time. After contacting the company they said the can is 3 years expired the day I bought it. I had no idea as the code isn't easy to decipher on the bottom of the can. Without refinishing the guitar how can I get rid of the tacky feel?
     
  2. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Geez, yeah that should set up fast. I would get a fresh can and spray it, I think it melts the old a bit doesn't it? Shellac is not that good a final finish. Maybe a coat of lacquer would solve it...?
    I've only brushed shellac, it seems to never get old. I wonder if it's something they add?
     
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