WAX ON GUITARubeaut
Email from Austin 13th Dec 2022
Hi there. Do you have a sales outlet in South Australia? Secondly, a friend gave me a bit of your wax to try on the body of a guitar I’m refurbishing. Is wax the best thing to use or is there a more suitable finish. I am just after a satin finish rather than a gloss finish.
My Response: 13th Dec 2022
First off SA Distributor info:
STEPNEY: Carba-Tec (SA) MD
27 Magill Road
Ph: 08 8362 9111 Fax: 08 8363 0271
Stocks a variety of our products – M/O
As for wax on a guitar. No wax will stand up the use a guitar gets. It will mark up and look pretty ordinary in no time at all.
Solid body guitars easiest if you just want a satin finish would probably be a wipe on water-based polyurethane.
For acoustic guitar you can’t go past our Hard Shellac, it gives a bright gloss shine that can be knocked back to a satin or even a flat finish with fine steel wool. It is as tough as nails and gives a brilliant sound quality to the instrument.
This can also be used on solid body. However, using the polyurethane on an acoustic guitar will deaden the sound quality/resonance somewhat.
Hope this is of some help to you.
Regards – Neil Ellis
Reply from Austin 13th Dec 2022
Many thanks Neil. Perhaps
I didn’t say I’m finishing an electric guitar. As it turns out, Carbatec is just down the road from me, so thanks again for the info and quick response.