- If the wood of the guitar comes without previous varnishing, we will have to close completely the pore and cover the grain of the wood, until leaving it totally smooth, using for it several 4-6 coats of Nitorlack Primer (Nitro Primer).
- However, if the body of the guitar has already been varnished before, it will be easier as you only need to sand and apply a thin coat of Nitorlack primer.
- Apply the chosen colour, sanding between coats to leave the surface uniform and without imperfections.
- We begin to apply the relic finish in thin coats
- After this process you can apply two to three thin coats of Nitrocellulose Relic, sanding between coats until the surface is covered.
- The process up to this point is the same as the one used with the Lacquer Gloss.
- It can be polished before starting to break nitro.
- We wait about 15 days before starting the second phase:
- We put the guitar at a temperature between -10 and -20 degrees Celsius, in 4 hour intervals.
- As soon as the guitar comes out of the cold, it will have transparent cracks, so we apply RELIC PATINA with a cloth and clean it, leaving only what remains inside the cracks.
- This product should be removed within 3 to 5 minutes after application. This will make it easier to remove the excess, as it will not have dried completely.
- Leave the guitar at room temperature for 4 to 6 hours.
- You can repeat the cold and Relic Patina process as many times as you like. The more times you do it, the more pronounced the quarting will be, but 4 to 6 times should be enough.
- The product in 1L can does not contain solvent. Therefore, it is recommended to add solvent at 40/50% to achieve a less aggressive cracking. If you are looking for very sharp cracks you can lower the solvent ratio to 20%.
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