Hi there. I have an old Strat body where the finish is really matt and dull.. Not that pretty looking and somewhat cheap... I've wanted to re-finish it for quite some time now, and I think the time is right! Before I go ahead and do anything, I want to lay out the way I'm planning to do it - and hopefully some of you guys can agree or give me further advice on the subject. That would be much appreciated! Okay, so here goes... I plan on removing the old finish using a heat gun (very carefully) and a spatula. Then sand down the body nice and smooth, to the bare wood. From there fill the pores using a grain filler and sand out the grain filler. After the grain filler I'm going to apply the wood stain/dye and keep applying coats till I'm happy with the result - maybe sand it back a little to make the grain pop, if possible. Then apply a coat of sanding sealer - just to smoothen everything out nice and even, and give the lacquer a good base to be sprayed onto. Then apply several coats of lacquer, leave it to dry, sand it down, apply more coats, let dry and cure for a good couple of weeks. Come back to wet sand, buff and lastly polish up the finish. How does that sound - am I on the right track? Thanks!