Paint by Lucky Luciano
After getting lucky and connecting with Lucky for painting the car the next decision was the color. Well it took a long time, but we finally decided on Arrival Blue Metallic. It is also known as "Out of the Blue" on the 2004 Escalade EXT. This is a really sharp looking color that varies greatly depending on the lighting. A lighter blue is what you see in the sun and a fairly deep blue in the shade. It really enhances the beautiful lines of the Chevelle. Now I understand how restoring a car can get out of hand. We were going to settle on do it your self paint and body work but you know how it goes. One thing leads to another and all of a sudden you are spending more on paint and body than you planned on spending on the entire restoration. There just seems to be no point doing a project like this if you are not going to do it right. Well I guess I won't be able to settle for less than the best on the rest of the car.
The bottom of the body was the first to get the color
Then came the underside of the hood and trunk along with the doors
OK, now we are getting somewhere!
The body getting the tinted sealer
And finally the body gets it's color
She looks even better in the sunlight
Color sanded and buffed