hi. i got bored with the look of my old MAJ p-pass today and before i knew it i had torn it apart and started sand off the old black finish with my trusty D.A, sander. after i removed most of the paint from the flat surfaces i noticed that fender put some sort of treatment over the raw wood before they painted it, what is this? it comes off easily but i would like to know what i'm sanding and if i should reapply it before i do anything else. also whats a good chemical stripper to use as i am having a hard time with the edges and cutaways and will chemical strippers effect the outcome since i plan on using a transparent finish. so on to finishes, i want something similar to the transparent honey finish that musicman uses, what should i use? what are the best product that are affordable and easy to get my hands on. i'm looking for a very durable finish with a high gloss, what would you suggest? thanks for the help and sorry if i come across as a noob with this stuff, but i am.