When reading finishing guides from luthier shops which sell nitro lacquer you will see something like "1-3 coats • 2-3 coats per day • 1-2 hours apart". You do the whole thing for around 12 coats over 3 days. If you had a professional paint booth (that is used for cars) and could use additional heating between coats (around 120 Fahrenheit or 50 degrees celsius) could you speed up this process and do the complete finish within 1 day for example. I can not imagine that Fender or Gibson can afford those kind of breaks between coats. Does anybody know how the finish process works when doing a professional "factory" level finish? How long does it take them to complete a body? And what would actually happen if you skip the pause between coats or make it ways smaller? Something like 10 minutes? Also the sanding between coats is something that I can imagine is really difficult at a pro level when every minute counts. Of course the curing time will still be around 14 days.