To start i am sorry if this is the wrong place to post as i wasnt sure if it was here or the repair forum. So i bought this Bass for £50 as it hard a large chip in the finish (wood is undamaged) on the back which you cant see from the front which was a saving of £100 which of course i am very happy for. I like the sound of it for playing some metal and decided i would take off this black finish on the body and headstock and put on my finish which is going to be a design created by a friend. So my questions are How would i remove the finish as it seems like a thick coat of plastic (1 or 2mm thick) How would i finish it? i was thinking of using spray paint as my friend is designing a full body decal-like thing for me and would most likely use stencils and spraypaint when ready. How would i remove the tuners so i could remove the finish there as it too will be redone If any more information is required please ask as i would like to do this in the end of may/start of june as a summer project. Thanks.