“I really appreciate the extra mile you guys are going to make sure your customers are satisfied. I have a degree in business and I've studied all that stuff about how companies are doing their best to keep their customer satisfied through marketing and incentives, but I can't think of another company (in any field) that makes me as satisfied as you guys do. I'm sure there are some places that sell materials here in Japan, but even with extra cost of shipping and customs fee, I prefer to buy from LMI, because I can trust LMI's service and quality of materials. No marketing and incentives can match the solid good service and I'm a very happy LMI customer.”

- I.T. Japan

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KTM - What people say

“KTM is simple and safe to use,
very forgiving in the application process,
has all of the desirable physical and visual properties
of the solvent base finishes, and saves time. . .
Because the flow out is so good, there is very little leveling necessary
and runs are rare, even with heavy application.”  

John Greven


Luthier Mike Doolin says about KTM: It dries really hard and really clear, can accept water or alcohol-based dyes for tinting and colors, and rubs out to a high gloss. It builds, self-levels and burns into itself well. It has very low shrinkage after curing and leveling, and is very resistant to sweat. The resulting finish is the closest I've seen to traditional lacquers and varnishes.

Here's what our customer Steve Williams had to say about KTM: I just wanted to tell you how well your KTM-9 finish has worked for me. I had been using your [another] waterbase finish with good results. The only question mark I had about it was that it didn't seem to cure as hard as I hoped or expected. I used it mainly because it's less expensive than KTM-9. I finally tried KTM-9 and the moment I sprayed the first coat, I knew that it was better. As you say, the flow out is excellent and it seemed to build more quickly than your competitor's finish. Although I have no scientific way of testing it, it feels much harder also.

Today I buffed out my first KTM-9 finish on a Koa tenor ukulele and once again, was impressed with the results. It may be a bit more expensive than the other stuff, but the results are well worth it. I'm switching to KTM-9 immediately.

Thank you for a great product!