What a difference some elbow grease and vinyl decals can make. For Fathers Day my family hired a paint detail shop to give the Mooney a well deserved cleaning. What a difference! For a 38 year old factory paint job I thought it looked pretty good, maybe a few scratches and pits, but what do you expect when you fly fast. Turns most of the scratches are gone now and the old oxidized paint looks just like new. In the photo below you can see the difference: The top of the door is the before state of the paint, note the faint key scratches and dullness. Just above the window shows what the paint looks like after buffing. note how much whiter it is, and no sign of scratches.
Now that the paint is all shiny, it is time to add the 12″ N numbers so we don't have to use duct tape for our next Bahamas adventure. I have to thank Craig Barnett at Scheme Designers for his advice. He designed the new N numbers specifically to break up the existing fuselage stripes and came up with a clever way to hide the old N Numbers on the tail. If you notice there is now a light blue stripe on the tail and it features a Just Plane Radio Logo.