Guys, we've spent considerable money converting the Les Paul Forum to this new XenForo platform, and we have ongoing monthly operating expenses. THE "DONATIONS" TAB IS NOW WORKING, AND WE WOULD APPRECIATE ANY DONATIONS YOU CAN MAKE TO KEEP THE LES PAUL FORUM GOING! Thank you!
If you're trying to compare to the original nitro on vintage guitars, all newer finishes (even on Historics) have much more plasticizers which help resist the hardening and chipping/cracking that the original lacquers would do in a shorter amount of time. So don't expect newer production finishes to age like the vintage ones did especially over a comparable span of time.