Hey guys, just thought I'd share my experience of my first attempt at a refin. I bought this Squier VM 70's bass a few years ago. Last month, I decided to try my hand at refinishing. After a failed attempt to strip the finish using Aircraft remover, I had to step up to a heat gun. To all thinking of attempting to strip bass painted in poly: you've got your work cut out for you. Finally making some progress. Look at that nasty stuff! Finally, when the bass was stripped, I had to go back and fill all the dings and dents I made whilst hacking away at that poly with wood filler. After 2 coats of primer, I was ready to give it a color coat. I bought 2 cans of Reranch Lake Placid Blue and got to work. While I was at it, I decided to give the bass a matching headstock. Finally, after 5 or 6 coats of Reranch Clear, I installed a new tortoise shell pick guard from Warmoth, neck pickup and bridge ashtray covers and an Audere preamp. Here's the finished product. There's definitely some flaws in the finish, but I'm pretty happy with the results. What do you guys think?