I've been thinking about stripping a bass down to it's bare wood (alder) and putting a clear coat on it. What would be the best clear to get a real glossy and tough finish? Also would using a foam brush be a good way to apply it? Would the clear "settle" or would the foam brush leave streaks? In wood shop class when we cleared stuff with a foam brush it usually turned out well, I can't remember what clear we used, but all the pieces were 10"x10" or less so it was hard to tell. What if I brushed it and did a finish wet sanding and polish? I'm not trying to get a super professional look, but I do want it to look nice, at least like it a was factory spray job.