One of the all time favorites among "Fenderphiles", it is aptly suited for the Strat type guitars in that the color changes from a medium blue metallic to a dark navy solid depending on ones viewing angle. The gentle flow of the body contours of the Strat take great advantage of this quality. It is a one layer color and can be applied over a prepped body or a prepped and white primed body. Clear coating adds to depth and iridescence and protects the metallic particles from any possible oxidation. And perhaps contrary to your intuition, Lake Placid Blue Metallic is a very easy finish to apply. For a good look at the color as applied go to the Lake Placid Blue Metallic page of our site.