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“He [Montag] waded in and stripped in darkness to the skin, splashing his body, arms, legs, and head with raw liquor..." Why does Guy do these things (wade, strip, douse himself with liquor)?
Guy is drunk enough so that he pours liquor all over himself and wants to skinny-dip.
Guy does these things in an effort to evade the Hound.
He is an alcoholic and this is common behavior for Guy.
Guy takes off his clothes because they were soaked with kerosene and thus, flammable.
Guy is bathing.