In a previous thread I inquired about removing sunburst paint from a nice alder body, so I could stain it walnut. Got lots of good advise, & given what a difficult project this could be, I have to reconsider my option. I wanted the bass to be stained medium walnut, with a black pick guard & maple neck, just like my old '74 Fender Precision. However, this SX fretless Jazz bass' neck is a darker, glossy golden maple. Burgundy paint would go well with the black & golden maple. I do not have an air gun. This project would have to be strictly a Home Depot spray paint out of the can thing. People tell me that even auto body repairmen equipped with spray guns, get their refined results by sanding & buffing. I do have a vague recollection of sanding sprayed on polyurethane (@ the advise of a paint store owner) & it seemed the sanding made the clear coat a cloudy white, rather than refining & evening the shine. So I need advise about the following: 1) Painting over polyurethane. Guess it should be "ruffed up" before painted. To what extent? 2) Spraying out of the can. How many coats? What kind of sanding between coats? 3) Spraying polyurethane over the paint. How many coats? What about sanding. Frankly the paint job doesn't have to be super glossy, or factory quality refined. Just good.