I have a VM Squier (natural maple body with fretted maple neck). The goal I had with this was to convert it into a Geddy Lee-like bass but without spending the money on one. I have many of the parts to help out (Badass bridge, new knobs, and some other things), but I realized that the natural finish might not be that appropriate for me and I was thinking "how hard would it be to repaint the body to gloss black?" Options: 1. Leave it as is 2. Repaint as best as I can 3. Purchase a blank body and paint it 4. Purchase a body that has already been painted By doing #3 or #4 it'd be expensive, easily into 200-400 dollar range. I'm already going to replace the pickups and pickguard to accurately match Geddy Lee bass specs, so saving the money would be good. I understand many of the steps of painting a guitar; I've painted things in the past. But we're looking at months for it to cure? I'd use Duplicolor automotive paint and clear coats. What would you do? Leave as is, or something else to get a black body?