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Finishing Materials


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Kit Contents:
Qty. - Product # - Description
2 - B102-8000 Vinyl Sealer Aerosol
1 - B104-120Guitar Toner Aerosol – Encore Brown
1 - B104-1202 Guitar Toner Aerosol – Starcast Amber
5 - B104-1406 Stringed Instrument Lacquer Aerosol
1 - B710-0001 Fingerboard Oil
1 - B730-01165 Finish-Rub
1 - B730-1205 Deluxing Compound
1 - B730-1365 Wool-Lube
1 - B730-2005 Buffers Polish #5
1 - M904-1001S Cloth - 4 sheets
1 - M906-1306S Sandpaper 9X11 Garnet P150A
1 - M906-1010S Sandpaper 9X11 Silicon Carbide Stearate P320B
3 - M906-1104S Sandpaper 9X11 Silicon Carbide Waterproof PS11 P800A
3 - M906-1106S Sandpaper 9X11 Silicon Carbide Waterproof PS11 P1000A
3 - M906-1108S Sandpaper 9X11 Silicon Carbide Waterproof PS11 P1200A
3 - M906-1110S Sandpaper 9X11 Silicon Carbide Waterproof PS11 P1500A
3 - M906-1112S Sandpaper 9X11 Silicon Carbide Waterproof PS11 PS2000A
1 - M960-1004 Rubbing Pads
1 - Tack Cloth
2 - DVD's -
Behlen Guitar Finishing - & - Wood Finishing & Finish Repair
Create a professional finish with Behlen’s Guitar Finishing kit.
Using step-by-step instructions the luthier can apply a quality professional finish.
• • • Comes with DVD & Printed Instructions. View or Print Instruction Sheet
B881-2000  -  $139.90 $129.00 - On SALE ! Quantity   
CLEAR Wood Grain & Pore Filler
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AQUA COAT Clear Wood Grain & Pore Filler

AQUA COAT Clear Wood Grain FillerEasy-to-sand clear gel wood grain filler for filling the grain and pores
in woods (such as oaks, ash, and hard-to-fill woods).
Aqua Coat Clear Grain Filler is a completely transparent paste filler.
The slick paste goes on easily, scrapes off cleanly, and dries clear for a
glass smooth guitar or piano style finish. Clear Grain Filler is ideal for
filling grain & pores without adding color to the wood.

Used by:

• Furniture Crafters
• Luthiers / Guitar Makers
• Gun Stock Finishers
• Piano Restoration
• Furniture Refinishing
• Cabinet Makers & Refinishers

Aqua Coat Wood Grain & Pore Filler
is the ideal CLEAR filler on:

• Tabletops  •  Pianos  •  Cabinets  •  Guitars and Wood Instruments

Clear Wood Grain Filler Advantages
• Crystal Clear when dry
• Grain Filler dries in 30-45 minutes for a faster build
Easy sanding   •  Minimal shrinkage
• Low odor and low VOC   • 

• Tint with water-soluble colorants or dyes   •  Thin with water   •  Water clean-up

"For a clear glass smooth finish, use Aqua Coat Wood Grain & Pore Filler to maintain the color, clarity, and beauty of the wood. It works better and faster than trying to fill the grain or pores with coats of finish."


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• ACGF.Pt  -  Aqua Coat CLEAR Wood GRAIN FILLER, Pint  -  $17.95  -  Quantity   
• ACGF.Qt  -  Aqua Coat CLEAR Wood GRAIN FILLER, Quart  -  $29.95  -  Quantity   
• ACGF.Gal  -  Aqua Coat CLEAR Wood GRAIN FILLER, Gallon • UPS Only •  -  $76.95  -  Quantity   

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gives very specific instructions for guitar finishing with aerosols.
It shows the necessary steps for a toned finish, a sunburst effect, and a clear finish using Behlen Vinyl Sealer, Stringed Instrument Lacquer, Starcast Amber Guitar Toner, and Encore Brown Guitar Toner aerosols. View the DVD and then come back for the necessary products for your instrument.

This DVD is included in the Guitar Finishing Kit B881-2000.

The kit includes the products needed to apply the finish shown on the DVD.

B900-0050  -  $10.00  -  Quantity   
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Vinyl develops an excellent moisture resistant barrier for the wood substrate,
and provides a good tough base for all Behlen lacquer finishes.
Vinyl Sealer is offered in a ready to use formulation that needs no further reduction or catalyst.

Note: Vinyl Sealer may be applied over raw wood or filled and stained substrates.

Also available for Aerosol application

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• B611-1706  -  VINYL CLEAR LACQUER SEALER, Qt. Can • UPS Only •  -  $17.00  -  Quantity   
• M612-8007  -  VINYL Clear LACQUER SEALER, 275 voc Gal. • UPS Only •  -  $48.00  -  Quantity   
• B102-8000  -  Aerosol - VINYL CLEAR LACQUER SEALER • UPS Only •  -  $7.69  -  Quantity   

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is a flexible, high solids, moisture resistant, Clear Lacquer Sealer with good atomization.
Vinyl Sealer lays a perfect foundation for Stringed Instrument Lacquer.
It’s also a great sealer for any Behlen topcoat whether being used for spot repairs or an entire finish.
When used in conjunction with pre-catalyzed lacquer aerosols, the combination creates
a moisture resistant finish suitable for spot repairs on kitchen and bath cabinets.

Also available in Quart Cans

B102-8000  -  $7.69  -  Quantity   
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is a high quality nitrocellulose lacquer specifically designed for wooden stringed instruments.
Stringed Instrument Lacquer allows for the special expansion and contraction that
occurs due to the unique construction of stringed instruments.

NOTE: Stringed Instrument Lacquer must be applied over Behlen Vinyl Sealer
in order to assure its unique film building and special finish characteristics.

Also available for Aerosol Application

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• B611-1406  -  STRINGED INSTRUMENT Lacquer, Qt Can • UPS Only •  -  $19.00  -  Quantity   
• B611-1407  -  STRINGED INSTRUMENT Lacquer, Gal. Pail • UPS Only •  -  $58.00  -  Quantity   
• B104-1406  -  Aerosol - Stringed INSTRUMENT Lacquer, Gloss • UPS Only •  -  $11.20  -  Quantity   

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Qualalacq Lacquer Reducer / THINNER • UPS Only •
Qualalacq™ Lacquer REDUCER  (Lacquer Thinner)

A special blend of solvents formulated for thinning nitrocellulose lacquers.

Use to thin:
• Qualalacq™ Sanding Sealer
• Vinyl Sealer
• Qualalacq™ Lacquers
• Stringed Instrument Lacquer.

Thinner improves flow of lacquers and adjusts viscosity for the spray equipment used.

(Avoid using more than 15 % by volume of the lacquer)

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• B611-06316  -  Qualalacq Lacquer Reducer / Thinner, Qt. • UPS Only •  -  $16.95  -  Quantity   
• B611-06317  -  Qualalacq Lacquer Reducer / Thinner Gal. • UPS Only •  -  $36.90  -  Quantity   

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Qualalacq Lacquer RETARDER - Qt. • UPS Only •
Qualalacq™ LACQUER RETARDER (Prevents Lacquer Blushing)

A balanced blend of special solvents that is added to lacquer
to help prevent blushing, (the white fog look)
which results from moisture retention in the lacquer finish.

When relative humidity is 50% or higher, Retarder should be added to lacquer.

Any amount added, should be deducted from the thinner ratio.
(DO NOT Over Use)  --  

 (NOT for use with Shellac)


B610-01336  -  $19.95  -  Quantity   

Aerosol - BLUSH ERASER™ • UPS Only •
Behlen Jet Spray™ BLUSH ERASER

Blush Eraser™ is the tool you need if you work in a humid, damp, or cold climate.
Humid or cold weather can cause a finish to turn white or "blush".
Behlen’s Blush Eraser™ re-flows the lacquer and allows the trapped moisture
to escape without changing the existing sheen or shade of color.
Eliminates the need to sand off or chemically strip the damaged finish.
Light applications over white rings will, in most cases, remove white rings and water spots.
More than one application may be needed.

Do Not Flood the area, overuse can melt or run the finish.

B101-0871  -  $7.69  -  Quantity   

Aerosol, Premier™ Lacquer, RETARDER / LEVELER • UPS Only •
High humidity or cold weather can cause a finish to turn white or "blush".
RETARDER / LEVELER is an effective blush remover in an aerosol.
Use for those extreme blushing conditions that need to be corrected.
The leveling solvents help eliminate over-spray or 'orange-peel' roughness to yield a smooth level finish.
Also for redissolving and/or improving the flow-out of a previous lacquer application.

P539  -  $7.69  -  Quantity   
Lacquer FISHEYE FLOWOUT (Eliminator) • UPS Only •
Fisheye Flow Out (Eliminates Fisheye Craters)
This special additive is used to assist in the prevention of fisheyes
(craters formed in the lacquer film) due to the presence of silicone contamination.
Just add a few drops to lacquer and fisheye craters are eliminated.
      Packaged in a handy ONE Ounce dropper bottle
. AVOID over use.

B617-0001  -  $13.65  -  Quantity   
Aerosol - GUITAR TONER Lacquers • UPS Ground Only •
Toners are used to add shading effects to the guitar.
Made from fade resistant dyes in lacquer, they apply transparent color so the beauty of the wood shows through, yet they are strong enough that several coats will create the dark sunburst effect that is so popular on guitars. Starcast Amber applies the basic light tone colors of the guitar. Encore Brown is used to tone the body sides of acoustic guitars, which are typically darker than the soundboard.

B104-1203.jpgNew DEEP RED B104-1203 is used on guitars, stringed, and percussion instruments.
Use to tone edges or create a solid opaque Red color with a few more coats.

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• B104-1201  -  Aerosol - Guitar Toner, ENCORE BROWN • UPS Only •  -  $11.20  -  Quantity   
• B104-1202  -  Aerosol - Guitar Toner, Starcast AMBER • UPS Only •  -  $11.20  -  Quantity   
• B104-1203  -  Aerosol - Guitar Toner, DEEP RED • UPS Only •  -  $11.20  -  Quantity   

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FINGERBOARD Oil - 4 Oz. Bottle

Use when building new instruments or to revitalize scuffed and dry or worn fingerboards.
Penetrates unfinished wood and dries hard. Does not become tacky when exposed to heat.
Fingerboard Oil is ideal for preserving the feel and appearance of woods such as rosewood,
ebony and similar woods used on stringed instrument fingerboards.
As the original application wears,
it can easily be repaired with additional applications of the oil.
4 Oz.

B710-0001  -  $6.95  -  Quantity   
VIOLIN VARNISH - Pint Bottle • UPS Only •
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- Spirit (alcohol) Based

A balanced blend of pure Super Blonde & Orange shellac flakes,
gum mastic, and gum sandarac.
Produces a tough, hard, elastic, water resistant film.
Highly recommended for musical instruments.
Superior to any imported spirit varnish.

Use Behkol Solvent for thinning and cleanup.

B603-09055  -  $32.95  -  Quantity   
NAPHTHA Solvent / Thinner - Qt. • UPS Only •
NAPHTHA --- Solvent & Thinner
aka: Varnish Makers and Painters Naphtha (VMP Naphtha)

Naphtha is used to thin the viscosity and improve brushing
of solvent / oil based varnishes, paints, enamels and for general cleanu
of these solvent based finishes.
Naphtha can replace paint thinner and will help accelerate drying time
of oil based paints, enamels and varnishes.

Note: Do Not use with lacquers, shellac or latex paint.

Naphtha is an excellent general purpose cleaner.

B650-0056  -  $10.90  -  Quantity   

Ground Hide GlueGround glue granules are mixed approximately 50 / 50 with hot water
and kept warm during use. Although this glue has a quick grab it still allows
you to re-position
the piece for an extended period prior to setting.
Ground Hide Glue is used extensively in wood veneering, chair making, guitar manufacture, stringed instrument making and repair, antique repair and restoration,
and in cabinet making.
Hide Glue can also be used to create a crackle effects
over oil
or latex based under coats.

   Grade: "192" gram strength. Made in  the USA

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• HG192.1  -  Ground HIDE GLUE - 1 Pound  -  $8.50  -  Quantity   
• HG192.5  -  Ground HIDE GLUE - 5 Pounds  -  $41.00  -  Quantity   

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PUMICE STONE (Powdered Abrasives)
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PUMICE Stone - 2F Powdered (Medium Fine, #00)
Powered Pumice is used as an abrasive and in abrasive compounds for rubbing down wood finishes. When used for rubbing down finishes use water or rubbing oil
as a lubricant to control the finish rubbing.

PUMICE Stone - 4F - Powdered (Fine, #0000)
4F Pumice is used after the medium pumice rubbing and prior to rubbing with rottenstone
or fine rubbing and polishing compounds. Add water, or rubbing oil, as a lubricant to control the rate of cutting during final finish rubbing.

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• B720-1402  -  PUMICE STONE - 2F (MEDIUM) 1 Pound, Shaker Can  -  $7.20  -  Quantity   
• PSƒƒƒ  -  PUMICE Stone, 3F (ƒƒƒ Fine) 1 Lb (Dbl. Plastic Bag)  -  $6.20 $5.65 - On SALE !  -  Quantity   
• B720-1404  -  PUMICE STONE - 4F (FINE) 1 Pound, Shaker Can  -  $7.20  -  Quantity   

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ROTTENSTONE (Genuine Gray) 1 Pound
ROTTENSTONE (Genuine Gray)
New shaker top plastic canister.

Rottenstone is one of the finest polishing substances used for wood finish polishing to obtain a High Gloss sheen. Use Rottenstone for a final gloss polish on thoroughly cured lacquered, shellacked or varnished surfaces after first rubbing with fine Pumice Stone.

Lubricate with Behlen Wool-Lube (or rubbing lubricant) to control
and maintain an even polishing action.
Behlen Felt Blocks
are ideal for hand rubbing with Pumice
and Rottenstone polishing abrasives.

B720-15006  -  $7.20  -  Quantity   

PARAFFIN OIL Lubricant • UPS Ground Only •
is used as a lubricant for rubbing a finish to sheen with pumice or rottenstone.
Saves both time and effort and yields a more even rubbing result.

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• B740-28646  -  PARAFFIN OIL, Quart Can • UPS Only •  -  $18.50  -  Quantity   
• B740-28645  -  PARAFFIN OIL, Pint Can • UPS Only •  -  $11.50  -  Quantity   

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FELT BLOCK - 2x4x1 in.
FELT BLOCKS (2"x4"x1")

Felt Blocks are used with pumice, rottenstone and rubbing compounds
smooth & adjust the sheen of a fully cured finish,
and yield the classic hand rubbed look.

Keep a separate block for each rubbing grade.
Store separately to avoid grit or dirt contamination.

B902-1000  -  $11.55  -  Quantity   

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