Musical Instrument Coatings

We are recognized as a producer of quality coatings for musical instruments.  The full range of musical instrument coatings includes nitrocellulose, urethane, and UV options.  We have a dedicated team that manufactures and services these specialty coatings. 

Products

  • Liquid Top Coats

    • Acrylic Polyurethane

      6S00 Series

      Cardinal's 6S00 series is a high performance two component low VOC solvent borne Acrylic Polyurethane intermix system designed specifically for the sign paint industry. The system uses bright clean exterior grade pigments with excellent weathering properties. Chemical resistance, flexibility, abrasion resistance and excellent weathering are the key properties. The coating can be applied at three different VOC ranges; 1.0, 2.8 and 3.5 lbs/gall by changing the hardeners and reducers. A system to meet all VOC needs. Read More
      Typical Uses
      - Sign Industry for use on plastics and metals
      - Intermix systems
      - Outdoor applications
      - General Industrial
      Benefits
      - Versatile VOC ranges
      - Excellent chemical and solvent resistance
      - Meets SCAQMD rule 1145
      - Excellent Weathering
      - Pantone color reference code
      - RoHS / WEEE compliant
      Meets 70% of Our Green Criteria: 1. HAPS Free Above 1% of Composition. 2. Waterbased. 3.REACH Compliant . 4. Conflict Mineral Free. 5. 1.0 lb/gl or Less VOC. 6. ROHS Compliant. 7. Air Dry. 8. LEED Compliant. 9. Prop 65 Class 1 & 2A. 10. Chrome Free Learn More
    • Lacquer

      2000 Series

      Cardinal's 2000 series is a modified nitrocellulose lacquer coating designed for fast drying and quick packaging. It can be used on unprimed cold rolled steel and other primed metal substrate. It also has been used very successfully on a variety of plastics such as high impact styrene, vinyl acrylic, A.B.S., and many others. When coating some plastics, a specially formulated solvent blend may be necessary. Read More
      Typical Uses
      - Business machines
      - Decorative metal
      - Over high solid polyurethane
      - Over industrial waterbase enamels
      - Over powder coatings
      - Marking and identification
      - Selected plastics
      Benefits
      - Fast dry
      - Low VOC content
      - Easy to apply
      - RoHS / WEEE Compliant
  • Liquid Primers

    • Catalyzed Vinyl Sealer

      2750-CLE17101 Series

      Cardinal's 2750-CLE17101 single component vinyl catalyzed sealer for a variety of woods. The product is fast drying with early sanding and good sealing properties. Read More
      Typical Uses
      - Fine musical instruments
      Benefits
      - Adhesion
      - Sealing
      - Ease of sanding
      - Fast dry
    • Ketamine Primer

      7260-4702 Series

      Cardinal's 7260-4702 light gray is a two-component acetoacetate / ketamine primer. 7260- 4702 light gray primer is formulated for good adhesion to plastic and various metal substrates. This coating has a fast dry and sand time, which makes it a very production friendly material. Read More
      Typical Uses
      - Exterior steel enclosures
      - Utility trailers
      - Heavy duty equipment
      Benefits
      - Low V.O.C.
      - Free of heavy metals
      - Excellent chemical and solvent resistance
      - RoHS / WEEE Compliant
    • Nitrocellulose Sanding Sealer

      2050-2 Series

      Cardinal's Luthierlac 2050-2 is a solventborne nitrocellulose lacquer sanding sealer designed specifically for the fine musical instrument finishes. This product was designed to adhere to a variety of wood types. Read More
      Typical Uses
      - Fine musical instruments
      Benefits
      - Adhesion
      - Filling properties
      - Ease of sanding
      - Fast dry
    • Pre-catalyzed Vinyl Sealer

      2759-CLE17101 Series

      Cardinal's 2759-CLE17101 single component vinyl pre-catalyzed sealer for a variety of non oily woods. The product is fast drying with early sanding, good sealing properties and excellent clarity. Read More
      Typical Uses
      - Fine musical instruments
      Benefits
      - Adhesion
      - Sealing
      - Ease of sanding
      - Fast dry
  • Specialty Finishes

    • Clear Semi Gloss Low VOC Two-Component Beaded Polyurethane

      6771-CLE21231-B Series

      Cardinal's 6771-CLE21231-B is a clear semi gloss low VOC two-component beaded polyurethane coating. This coating is well suited for interior applications on plastic. The 6771-CLE21231-B was formulated to meet strict air quality regulations, while maintaining the application and performance benefits of a conventional polyurethane coating. Read More
      Typical Uses
      - Top coat for decorative and protective use on plastic.
      - Electronic enclosures
      Benefits
      - Excellent chemical and solvent resistance
      - RoHS / WEEE compliant
    • Two Component Polyurethane (Anti-graffiti)

      6409-G Series

      Cardinal's 6409-G is a gloss High Solids two-component polyurethane coating which is available in an anti-graffiti version. It is intended to limit the frequency of repainting due to graffiti attacks on metal electrical boxes and various other surfaces. G Series anti- graffiti coating retains the excellent exterior durability, chemical and solvent resistance of its polyurethane base while providing a surface that graffiti finds difficult to adhere to. Like all high performance coatings, the achievement of its optimal performance is contingent upon the knowledge and practice of sound preparation. Read More
      Typical Uses
      - Top coat for decorative and protective use on metal.
      - Electronic enclosures
      Benefits
      - Excellent chemical and solvent resistance
      - RoHS / WEEE complian
  • UV Curable

    • High Gloss Polyester UV Clear

      U4PA-CLE22

      An unsaturated polyester / styrene clear top coat designed to be used on wooden musical instruments. Characteristics include high clarity, high gloss, and excellent levelling and sag resistances. Buffing can be readily achieved utilizing 1,000 grit sandpaper, followed by buffing with Menzerna #18 and 16 compound. Read More
      Typical Uses
      - Musical instraments
      Benefits
      - Fast cure response
      - Excellent sand-ability
      - Inter-coat adhesion
    • Polyester Basecoat

      U4PA-CLE25

      Cardinal's U4PA-CLE25 is a solventborne high build UV curable styrene unsaturated polyester basecoat. This product can cure with UV or peroxide cure. It exhibits sag resistance, great sanding properties and fast cure speed. Read More
      Typical Uses
      - Fine musical instruments
      Benefits
      - Sag resistance
      - High build
      - Great sandability
      - Cure speed
    • Satin UV Clear

      U4UA-CLE02

      Cardinal's U4UA-CLE02 is solventborne UV curable urethane acrylate satin finish. This product exhibts a smooth satin finish, reduced burnishing resistance, ease of application, fast tack time and a good cure speed Read More
      Typical Uses
      - Fine musical instruments
      Benefits
      - Fine satin finish
      - Fast tack time
      - Burnish resistance
      - Ease of application
  • Other Products

    • High Solids Filler Sealer

      6759-CLE20902 Series

      Cardinal's 6759-CLE20902 is a two component acrylic polyurethane designed not only to seal the substrate but offers filling properties that reduce the need to use pore filler. This product is characterized by quick dry, sealing, filling of pores and adhesion to various wood substrates Read More
      Typical Uses
      - Fine musical instruments
      Benefits
      - Adhesion
      - Sealing
      - Filling
      - Fast dry