When the taping was finished the painting began. There was only the top white portion of the motorhome to paint but that area had lots of masking and taping that had to be done.
Originally I thought that after the paint was applied there would be a clear-coat applied on top but the owner of the paint shop told me that they would be using a different process where the clear-coat material was pre-mixed with the paint. The mixture actually gave the job a better result than if the clear-coat was applied on top of the paint.
We're quite happy with the next-to-final result thinking the old Dutch Star never looked so good. The final process takes place tomorrow when the whole coach is buffed and polished.
Masking and painting the Dutch Star
Later in the afternoon one of the girls (Jessica) Diane helped last year with English lessons came to visit together with her aunt. They asked again if Diane could spend some time again this year with Jessica to help with learning English. Diane agreed and will be working with her for a couple of hours each Saturday.
As we weren't able to access the motorhome all day, we treated ourselves to a restaurant dinner with our friends Fred and Sherry. One of the topics of conversation while eating was our planned trip to Tonala on December 18th.