Hello Talkbass, I did a couple of quick searches of the forum, but I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. I'm working on my first refinish, and I decided to make it easy on myself by going with the Guitar ReRanch premixed aerosols (as much as I hate aerosols). I noticed that they recommended not to use a clearcoat on their whites and blondes because it will cause them to yellow, so I'm taking that advice. However, I've reached the wet sanding stage, and while thinking ahead to buffing, a question popped into my mind: is it safe to buff the color coats? I suppose it shouldn't make a difference really. I mean it's all nitrocellulose right? The color just has pigment(s) added? I could be showing my naivete here. Also, since this is my first time buffing nitro, which buffing/polishing compound is your favorite? I've just been planning to use a regular automotive type (McGuire's or Turtle) unless those are too harsh. Thanks for any input y'all can give me.