I was planning on buying an Arctic White Fender P-bass in a few weeks and I was going to remove the pickguard to paint it black, which would be much less costly as opposed to buying a whole new pickguard altogether. I have a few questions though... - What kind of paint should I use? Of course, I want something high-quality...nothing that'd start peeling off the next day, ya know? - Is there any sort of method that I should use to remove the knobs? I know they're supposed to come right off (...I think...). When I was changing my friend's guitar pickguard, I just jiggled them around and pulled them off...but it seemed kinda 'not-safe' for the guitar. Is there a safer way of removing the knobs? - About the Arctic White P-bass, in particular...I noticed, while looking at pictures of it, that it has those white (correct me if I'm wrong->) plastic knobs, yet the other colored P-basses have chrome knobs... Is this really the case? It isn't that big of a deal, but I prefer the chrome knobs over the white plastic-looking ones. Thanks!