Our vintage-inspired colors
The Nitorlack colors are based on the original Fender and Gibson colors. The creation of these colors is preceded by a great work and exhaustive study by our laboratory and technical department. Thanks to this we have managed to faithfully recreate the tones of Fender and Gibson guitars from the 50’s and 60’s.
During those years until today it should be noted that the colors of vintage guitars have varied greatly over the years due to the aging of the nitrocellulose lacquer and modifications in the colors of the brands themselves.
Therefore, two guitars finished in 1960 with fender colors today may be totally different from each other or from a more current guitar.
- We begin to apply the color once we have anchored the guitar with Nitorlack Primer.
- When we start the paint job the pores should be closed and the grain should not be marked
- Apply the product either by spray or gun at about 25 cm.
- When applying we must follow an application pattern, first horizontal and then vertical, uniformly applying the paint.
- Apply several coats, letting dry between them about 24 hours and sanding between them, to remove any remaining impurities.
- This work will be completed when the surface is completely smooth and free of imperfections.
Frequently asked questions:
How many sprays do I need to varnish a guitar?
– If the surface is well covered and it is not your first painting project, you can do it with a spray, although you will not apply many coats. However if you are not an expert we recommend using 2 sprays for an optimal finish.
What temperature should the guitar be at during and after the process?
-For best results, we recommend applying it in a place whose temperature is between 15 and 25 degrees and between 45% and 60% humidity.
Where should I perform the process?
-A clean place will be essential, to prevent dirt or dust particles from adhering to the surface.
Is sanding between coats mandatory?
It is not something you should always do, but it is recommended to remove imperfections that remain in the paint at the end of each layer, as well as particles that may adhere.