By Mick Youmans, EAA 852790; Waynesboro, Georgia

In October of 2015, I took my Cherokee to Southeastern Aircraft Painting at KJYL in Sylvania, Georgia. I provided mockups at various angles of my paint scheme to Jeremy and Billy at the paint shop. Painting was the most exciting part of the restoration for me. Every few days I would sneak off from work and drive down to the paint shop to take pictures of the airplane going through the process of body work and the various layers of tape-up and painting for each color. After one month she was done! My once ugly duckling had finally turned into a much nicer looking swan.

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