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Bed time... I don't think so. Not when you have the new LMI plunge Dremel base and a curly mahogany set that needs a sound port. I Love it. That was my first try at it. It knock off bout 15-20min of work! I knew exactly what I needed if for when you told me you had some with you at the GAL. I love that base and the light attachment is beyond perfect!

Dave VanderWeele

 
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LMI September 2018 BLOG

CRYSTALLAC_group_200.jpgWater-Based Finish Update!

by Chris Herrod
LMI Sales Manager

LMI has been a leading supplier of water-based finishes for over 20 years. In fact, we had faith in water-based finishes before many others -and perhaps before it was entirely warranted! In those days, water-based finishes were definitely a compromise in comparison to nitrocellulose lacquers.  We featured products that were thin enough for instruments (so as not to inhibit vibration) but they often had a subtle blue cast, were finicky to apply and only marginally hard enough. But they were welcomed by the burgeoning hobbyist market as they did not require the utilization of an expensive and space-consuming spray booth and were also received by professionals eager to avoid the health and safety concerns that came with using nitrocellulose finishes.

Before too long LMI moved on to the KTM9 waterbased finish. We carried it enthusiastically for many years. It was clearer and harder than other water-based finishes, marking a clear advance in water-based formulas. It appeared on many professional, high-end instruments (please don't ask us for a customer list, for many it was a trade
secret!!). Sadly, the manufacturer suffered a fire in their plant. They continued for a little while,  outsourcing the manufacture of the product, but eventually, they went out of business.

The task of replacing the popular KTM9 finish was one we took very seriously, and we took our time. The silver lining, of course, was that we might find a product that had advanced the water-based
technology further than KTM9. Our new CrystaLac waterbased finish is just such a product, and we couldn't be more pleased to offer it to you now. Among our testers were die-hard lacquer users who are now very tempted to switch. Find out for yourself and please let us know what you think!

 FMC_Front_Page_September.jpg Mixing cups for finish, etc.  
 Micromesh_Front_Page_September_3.jpg Micromesh - great for finish work!
LMI_Pore_Filler_Front_Page_September.jpg  LMI Waterbased Pore Filler 
Aqua_Coat_Front_Page_September.jpg Aqua Coat Waterbased Pore Filler
Transtint_Front_Page_September.jpg Waterbased compatible
TransTint Dyes 
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perfect for finishing
Menzerna_Front_Page_September.jpg  Menzerna Compounds
for finish buffing 

 

 

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   Select Rosewood parts in Canada with no extra cost.  

 

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