I have a black '90s Squier body with some superficial damage. I picked up the body as I've not had good experiences with refinishing in the past as I tended to speed impatiently through the processes and try and cut out steps. I've painted guitar bodies with a brush before today... For the Squier body, I intend to sand areas around the damage, with a view to getting down to the factory sealer coat, which hasn't been breached. I've experimented with drop-fills but I find I'm getting witness lines around the fills which are unsightly. I'm using nail varnishes and finding that, even with careful leveling, I'm getting discrete raised areas in the finish. I also seem to be sanding into the colour layer around the area I'm trying to drop-fill, creating an island/lake/mainland sort of effect. In short, can I use a black satin-finish rattle can for restoring the colour? My thinking here is that the satin finish will be fairly uniform and provide a better key than, say, a gloss colour coat. And does my workflow sound reasonable? 1) delicately sand area in question, and into a slightly wider area, revealing area of Squier factory sanding sealer. 2) Respray this area with black paint, but covering a slightly wider area than was sanded, so that the new paint blends into the surrounding factory black paint. Many thin coats! 3) Wait for black paint to gas off completely, if the satin is too glossy then introduce a key to the surface using (???) grit sandpaper. Maybe 400 or so? 4) Overspray the area with clear lacquer. Spray a wider area even than was covered in step 2, so that the factory clear coat, and my overspray, can be blended back together in stage 5. 5) Wait. And wait and wait. Level the lacquer with 600 grit (maybe finer), work through the grits and eventually polish out the area. Hope that the transition from factory lacquer to my overspray is imperceptible. I'm not delusional enough to believe I will get a factory finish from messing around with aerosols, but I think I will fair better with re-spraying areas.