For a project (not school, just myself), I am taking apart my old beginner bass (a Hamer Slammer P-bass clone), and modifying it. This is what I plan to do: 1. Sand down and repaint the body. 2. Turn it into a fretless. 3. Replace pickups and bridge. For task 1, how do I go about doing this? I have already removed the neck, the pickguard/pickups, so it's just the body. Is there a 3 step paint process like on cars? What kind of paint should I use? Task 2...How do I remove the frets? and what after that? I want to paint in fret lines also. And as for task 3, I think I'm going to look around in the For Sale section to buy some old parts. Thanks in advance.