Hey guys... whenever I'm researching finishes I always end up on this site, so seems to be a lot of people here who know about finishes so, hoping may be able to help. Until now, I've gone to the local auto shop, got a paint mixed (quick flashing urethane, or waterborne) and when done, unloaded a full can of SprayMax 2K gloss onto it. Nice, straight forward, so far no problems. I plan to buy a PRS kit this week (mahogany body, 1/4" maple top) and would like to do something different with it. I'm getting some paint made for my truck, which is a nice deep metallic green (similar to Gretsch's Cadilac Green) which I want for the front only. The sides, neck, and angled slope in the cutaways, I want to have oiled to bring out the colour/grain more. So... looking for ideas/advice/warnings.... I'm in Canada, so Nitro is super hard to find. DEFT makes a brushable one, that most places stopped carrying but if I can find it, I'd like to give Nitro a try. Oil wise... which oil? Tung? Danish? Tru? Ideas are... 1 - Get the urethane/waterborne paint made, spray the top, scrape the edges to make the paint line sharp, oil the back/sides/neck, let it dry a few weeks, then paint it with Nitro. If not nitro, poly maybe? 2 - Paint the top, clear the top, wetsand/polish, scrape, and then oil the rest. Just a semi-gloss open pore for everything except the top. 3 - Use a single stage, which I hear is harder to do for a metallic because can't really sand it smooth due to the flakes... but, single stage the top, the oil only the back/sides. ... thoughts? I've never mixed media in this way before, so, not sure what will/won't work... figured since kit be a few weeks coming from China (eBay) I'll research the finish now.