I just got a killer deal on a 2000-1 Mexican Fender P-bass at a pawn shop. Pickups seem to be good, pots are decent (probably put new ones in eventually), tuners seem good as well as the bridge (I don't mind Fender bridges). There are a few nicks in the body and neck but nothing extreme. It needs a new input jack this one seems a bit worn and the knobs are missing. The main problem with this bass is the horrible paint job someone tried to do, but this isn't much of a problem for me either as I would really like a wood finish on the bass. My question is would the wood of this bass be suitable for a wood finish? Also, what is the best way to go about sanding off the current paint? There is a layer of awfully applied black and I can see what looks like stock Fender silver underneath.