Hello -- Long time reader, first time poster. There's been similar posts to this, but none really answered all of my questions. I'm doing a poor man's finishing of a Warmoth tele body. I've primed it and sanded it to 400. I have an automotive black (gloss) acrylic lacquer that I plan to spray until fully covered, then do two more coats, and I have some spray nitro clear to follow with. My questions are as follows: It is my understanding that nitro over acrylic lacquer is compatible. Correct? Should I sand the color coat before the nitro clear? If so, what grit(s) I have a couple opposite concerns about sanding the color. One is that, if I do not sand to rough it up, the nitro may not adhere well. The other is that, if I do sand, any imperfections in the color will be visible through the clear and will not be able to be buffed out. Is it ever acceptable to buff the color coat? Thank you kindly in advance for your time and help.