paint it black (guitar refinishing part twelve)

i got my spaycan in the mail today. let's go straight into the unknown. i feel like spraying the guitar blue is a big deal. it's like the guitar has hit puberty. a few more years and it's not going to need me anymore. i'm terrified.

i'm going to spray indoors because i hate the sun and the wind. i tried to lay down a tarp. i think it's going to be o.k. because the primer didn't travel very far and this is a light color.

here is a close-up of the first coat. it's a little uneven but i figure the next few coats will cover up my amateur ways.

so now i have no idea what i'm doing. i think i should leave it alone for a few hours and then re-spay. some people also recommend wet sanding. what the hell is wet sanding?

getting water all over this guitar seems like a really bad idea. i'm going to do some research and get to the bottom of this matter. also, the nitrocellulose lacquer smells like paint. there was supposed to be a huge difference, but i can't taste it yet. here's one last parting shot of the daphine blue. that's a nice looking blue.