Pics below. I have a natural finish MIJ strat and I like the color 'naturally... (sorry, full pun intended there) but I can take or leave the bulletproof thick poly coat. If it could be done, Id like to strip it and have it repainted thinner. Maybe a satin clear. I dont really care about nitro. As I understand it, they can shoot poly thin. Not to let the wood "breathe", but just to give it a different feel. On a more functional repair note... the owner before me dropped this guitar on its tail grommet and the grommet survived the fall unscathed, but it drove it (at a mild angle) into the wood. Just enough to go past the finish and drive it into the wood. (maybe1mm?). I know it sounds minimal... In the "if it aint broke dont fix it" category... but all you tinkerheads out there know that "aint broke" rule aint got nothing to do with a man with tools and ANYTHING he might perceive as a project... I could probably get away with removing the grommet, puttying up the dent, and replacing the grommet. the dent is the size of the grommet base so no one would ever know... But I just want all options on the table. So... any ideas? Stripping poly coat?