Several years ago a "friend" painted an Esquire body for me using ReRanch Daphne Blue. I was out of the country for the summer, so I don't know his process, but I believe all he did was prep the body and spray it. I don't think he even used a clear coat over it. From the beginning it began to chip off easily. I thought it looked kind of cool like a "relic" but as it continues to chip around the edges I'm beginning to have second thoughts. Last week I dropped the guitar and even in it's gig bag, I lost some paint. So I think it's time to start over and do it right. So what is the process for "doing it right?" Do I strip it back to bare wood, use a grain filler, sealer and a primer, then do the color coats and clear coats? Or can I use the present finish as a primer and just sand things smooth and go from there? I will probably farm out the spraying, but I'd like to know the process and I can do some of the prep work. It will also give me an idea of what it needs to have done and help with pricing the work. Thanks for the help and insight.