“Great service! I have been impressed with the quality of the items I've received (especially the fretboards). You've been very helpful with some unusual builds (the suggestion to order a bass fretboard slotted from both ends for two short-scale necks was brilliant). I was very surprised at how quickly I received an order of custom-length truss rods. You have a very happy customer."
Seagrave lacquer (formerly McFadden lacquer) has been the most widely used lacquer in the best shops in our industry. It is the favorite lacquer of the smallest shops and the largest factories alike, and its reputation is well deserved. It sprays extremely well with standard suction or gravity feed guns, as well as the newer HVLP systems. This lacquer can be sprayed straight or thinned, heated or room temperature. It buffs out easily and beautifully when properly cured – it can be buffed in only three days or so, but the gloss and surface is optimum with 10 to 15 days of curing before buffing.
Seagrave's sealer (FLSW) is designed for use with lacquer for the prep stage of the entire finishing process. It can be used as an initial sealer, then fill pores with one of our pore fillers – FMBF or FPF, then cover the filled surface with another coat or so of the sealer.
NOTE: Seagrave purchased the formulas for the (now defunct) Lawrence McFadden nitrocellulose spray lacquer (FL128 and Fl32). They are producing this lacquer with no change to the formula as they understand that this lacquer has stood the test of time. The price is substantially higher for Seagrave's product, but perhaps this means they can continue to produce this product for years to come. At this point, we are unsure as to how many more of the former McFadden products Seagrave will supply, but it sounds like at least the most popular items will be produced.