Question about applying lacquer finish to a Cocobolo guitar

Question about applying lacquer finish to a Cocobolo guitar

Postby waveydb » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:06 pm

Someone I know is having difficulty applying nitro lacquer to a Cocobolo guitar top. The wood appears to be giving off oil into the lacquer coats- showing up as streaks in the layers of finish. Has anyone had any experience with this that might be able to offer advice?
At this point, he's considering sanding off the nitro and possibly sealing it with a coat of vinyl before attempting to refinish it.
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Re: Question about applying lacquer finish to a Cocobolo gui

Postby waveydb » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:35 am

Anybody have experience with this they're willing to share?
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Re: Question about applying lacquer finish to a Cocobolo gui

Postby milobender » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:20 am

There are quite a number of ways/ideas out there. Just Google 'how to finish cocobolo' and you'll see. It does have to be sealed.
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Re: Question about applying lacquer finish to a Cocobolo gui

Postby softmachine72 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:10 pm

If you use the vinyl sealer that will not happen. Make sure you apply the 1st coat of lacquer with in 45 mins of vinyl coat.
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