before you all start jumping all over me, yes i did consult the ultimate refinishing thread. i agree the information i seek is undoubtedly in there, but that being said its 112 pages, i couldnt find it in the first 20 and nobody has answered my questions there so far. basically my question is this, what is the best paint/finish that can be applied using an airbrush? also does the clearcoat seal the instrument and does it have to be the same type as the paint/finish used?