26 Surfysonic 2 weeks ago I've had my guitar tech do a few refin jobs over the years:My "Astro-Sonic" ('65-'68? Astro-Jet body/custom made neck with TV Jones T-Armonds, Mastery Bridge/Tremolo) - not truly a "refin" as the body was unfinished when I got it. So I guess it was a commissioned "finish" job. Fender '57 Reissue Precision Bass from Olympic White to Daphne Blue with cream pickup covers and thumbrest Restored a '66 Fender Mustang back to it's Olympic White glory from its Stripper 'Stang days (yes, that's glitter on the original pickguard from a previous owner, which my tech thankfully restored)Another refin job by my guitar tech: Squier J Mascis Signature Jazzmaster in shell pink with JBE Two-Tone Jazzmaster pickups, Mastery Bridge & Tremolo (FSR Purple). I put in the JBE pickups and Mastery stuff.So with the pandemic and everything going on, I've been doing a lot of my own guitar technical work and decided to have a go at refinishing guitars with spray cans. Some of my first efforts are far better than some of my later ones. The sherwood green Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar to the right of the shell pink Jazzmaster was my first full refin attempt. It actually turned out pretty decent. To the left of the shell pink Jazzmaster is an Olympic White Fender Vintera '60s Jazzmaster that I've refinished in Fiesta Red. In about a week, I'll be able to start high grit sanding and buffing and put her back together.Recently refinished a Fender '69 Reissue Telecaster Thinline from Olympic White to Daphne Blue. The discerning viewer will note that bottom of the front (vertically under the Bigsby) that I high grit sanded a little overzealously back down to the Olympic White. Oops. Also, I really had too many Olympic White guitars, heh.One of my current projects is refinishing an old Fender American Standard Jazz Bass (yes, again in poly Olympic White) in Shell Pink. I'm waiting for delivery of a roasted maple neck, otherwise, she's mostly put back together. Here she is with her original neck that I refin'd with a matching Shell Pink headstock...decided I wasn't liking the rosewood fretboard with the shell pink. Also, I used some dark brown stain to somewhat (i.e., badly?) replicate the clay dot fret markers look. I did the same for the Vintera '60s Jazzmaster where it turned out a bit better as well as on a tele neck for another project. Anyhoo, thus the new roasted maple neck. I also put in some Fender Custom Shop Custom '60s Jazz pickups. You can see this bass in it's original Olympic White in the photo with the Fender '57 RI Precision in the 2nd photo above.Today I actually spent a few hours stripping and sanding down one of my telecasters for the second time for a third refin attempt. I had initially heat-gunned (successfully) the original poly black paint off. This is the only down-to-the-wood guitar as opposed to the others where I simply refin'd over the original poly coat on the other projects. My first attempt was to refin first lacquer coats as a base before the paint to hold the paint (Lake Placid Blue), then the second attempt was with some primer. Unfortunately, both attempts didn't work out so well. Frankly it was a train wreck. I'm going to remove any leftover paint that I couldn't remove with the heat gun or sanding with some Kwik Strip. Then I think I'll give a dark walnut or mahogany stain look. Any tips are gratefully welcomed.