Long story, short: During the summer I sent a body I built to a paint shop/finisher that I found. There aren't many musical instrument finishers in Turkey, and I have an excellent one that I use for standard/metallic colors, but he told me that he had never done a flake finish before. So, I thought it would be smarter to find someone who had experience with that kind of finish. I found someone who did custom motorcycle finishing, the flake kind, and he also had done a few guitars. So I sent it to him. I also sent him the TCP Custom Flake that I wanted used, which was .08 and .04 hex flakes. Well, he did a terrible job. Aside from some of the black primer coat showing up alongside the edges of the body (which I can get around), the finish has orange peel, and quite a lot of pinpoints and divots. As well as the poly having pooled up around the pickup cavities. (There also was no cleanup of the sags and drips along the cavity portions, ferrules, jack cavity, etc.. but I took care of that with a razor). Needless to say, I was quite disappointed. I didn't even bother sending it back and having it redone; or even talked to him about it, clearly this is the best of his abilities- as I doubt anyone would send it in such a state, and then message me about sending him more bodies/work his way My question now is as such: Fix or Forget? And the dangerous question being, will trying to fix it, make it worse? Because it's a flake finish, due to the sparking effect, the orange peel and flaws is much less noticeable than it would have been on a regular finish, and it does look okay 2-3 feet as long as its not hit with direct lighting (such as a fluorescent inspection light). It was done with 2K finish, as far as I remember. He told me that there was 6-7 coats of clearcoat on it, and finished it with 5000grit. My main concern naturally being, that by trying to sand from, say 1000 grit and up again, I might cut too low, through the clearcoat, and sand off the tips of the flakes, etc.. Any advice on how to proceed?