I really do appreciate the advise I got regarding removal of sunburst paint on my SX fretless bass. I will use aircraft paint remover & a rubber squeegee before sanding, then staining the bass walnut. Will one 16 oz. Aerosol can be enough? If you don't have an airgun, what's the best way to get an even satin or semigloss coating over a walnut stained body? What's the best substance? I have always had poor luck spraying polyurethane on stuff. Not that hard a protective substance. Doesn't brushing leave visible brush marks? Also, I don't think I will easily find a cheap black replacement pick guard for a 30" scale Jazz bass. Will probably have to paint black the existing white pick guard (& the chrome strip over the electronics). Thank God for these new paints that can coat anything including plastic. Is there a good glossy protective coating for black paint?