A little while back I got a Dean Custom Zone electric guitar. I liked the design and I think it is a great all around guitar. And I want to add a little pazaz to it by just adding a strip of orange.

But how do I do this?
I'm afraid of removing the gloss the wrong way and then ruining my guitar that I use the most!

Also what paint should I use, as well as the gloss?
If you're afraid of ruining it, then you should use a large piece of orange electrical tape.

You should never, ever start a job as likely to end poorly as refinishing a guitar unless you feel confident about it. If you want to get into it, I recommend scrounging around for the cheapest used guitar or bass you can find that feels like it has a solid wood body. After you refinish that once or twice, then you can move on to the Dean.