It might seem as if nothing has happened during the last few weeks. Painting takes time and is not very entertaing to post about while it's happening. "As exiting as watching paint dry" describes the process.
I sprayed 7-8 coats of clear laquer on top of the color layers. I let the body dry for about a week before doing the final steps.
Here's the body before the final polishing:
I first flattened the surface with fine sandpaper:
Next I polished it using automotive rubbing compund (first regular, then superfine grade):
Now it's starting to look like it should: