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KTM water base lacquer?
Nov 30th, 2003 at 11:09pm
Hello all,
I have been using oxford water base finish on my guitars and ukes for about a year with pretty good results, but I don't feel that the finish is hard enough. I just ordered some KTM finish, and am not sure if I should apply it the same way. With the oxford lacquer I spray schellac and poor fill, them 3 coats of lacquer a day for 3 days, then thin lacquer and spray 3 more coats, leveling ( sanding)  between each days coats. I let the finish sit for 4 or 5 days then wet sand with 600, 1200, and maybe a little 2000 grit, wait a few more days and buff away.
If anyone has used the KTM lacquer or at least knows how it is applied, I would love to get some tips!

Aloha! Eric DeVine
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Re: KTM water base lacquer?
Reply #1 - Dec 8th, 2003 at 12:58pm
Hey Eric,
I'm afraid you've stumped everyone here.  I will keep an ear out for any info on the KTM lacquer.

If you decide to jus go for it, please let us know how it turned out.  Smiley
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Re: KTM water base lacquer?
Reply #2 - Jan 7th, 2004 at 9:25am
Aloha Eric...Gene Takae to the rescue. Gene e-mailed me a website explaining a KTM9 applied waterborne lacquer.Mahalo Takae-san! Here it is:

This is an article via Mike Doollin of Doolin Guitars its a 6 page article on his method of using KTM-9 ...for info on KTM-9 write to:
Grafted Coatings, Inc.
104 Day Street
Seymour, Ct. 06483
203 888-5373

I read the data...interesting use of epoxy for initial filling and sealing of pores!

laters   ukeman
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