I finally have lacquer!! The right lacquer!! The lacquer that doesn’t chemically react with the old lacquer causing me to have to sand it all down again!!
And the better news is that, I think, the clips didn’t fair too badly with the re-sand. I will have to wait for them to be done to be sure though.
Sorry for the lousy picture. I had to get creative on how to lacquer them and my old painting bin fit the bill. Not pretty but it works!