I've got a Squier Stratocaster but i'm also going to buy a squier bass as a back up guitar at gigs and fit it with some upgraded pickups. I want to give them a unique paint job (i've got a few designs figured out), but there are a few things i'm not completely sure about; 1. What kind of paint can I use, i'm thinking the same spray paint used on cars/bikes since I have access to a lot of it, yellow and black for one of the designs and a chrome effect spray paint for another design, is that ok or a big mistake? 2. Is it possible to stain a rosewood fingerboard black? If so, what would I use? 3. I want to match up the headstocks to the body, is there a way to paint the headstock so that the decal is still visible? I've got the idea that if I paint over the decal in fiberglass or draw over it with wax, then spray paint the headstock, I can then remove the fibreglass or wax and the decal will still remain, what do you think? If i'm going to have to say bye-bye to the decal, how do you apply them and can you even aapply them over a spray painted surface? If anyone has any other tips they'd like to share with someone looking to get into customizing guitars i'd love to hear them.