I am deliberately putting myself out there because when I start on a respray I tend to rush things and i am never happy with the end result. So I will show before and after shots and I will be asking for help and guidance and kicks up the behind if I start rushing. This is a Japanese body and neck I had in the 80's and was always going to do up it has a great neck and I have thinned it down a little so the neck is done I didn't want to sand it down anymore to remove every bit of the old stain as it was starting to alter the neck to much so I have tried to match the stain and used a stain and varnish all in one satin finish next step is the body. Question with the body The color I'm going to do is metallic gold and due to budget restraints I'm going to use Dupli-Color Spray as this is available at my Auto car accessories shop Repco that sells the acrylic lacquer. As in the photo I am hoping that I do not have to sand this down to the bare wood but to sand it as smooth as I can and use sanding primer to smooth it out good or bad idea? thats my first question. Cheers.