She wasn’t that bad lookin’ to begin with, but she’s seen some hard times lately
, and it was showing. What was once smooth unlined skin, now was showing wrinkles and scars of the hard and fast life she’s been living these past few years since she met me. She never complained, but I could tell she wasn’t as proud as she’d been when we first got together, so I offered to pay for a complete makeover, and she graciously accepted. I think she may have thought I’d start to lose interest in her if she didn’t acquiesce, but either way, we’re both enjoying each other’s company more than ever.
Here’s the before picture:
And here’s what she looks like now:
I loved her before she made herself into what she is now, but sometimes a little change in looks, if not behavior can add just the right spark to an affair to rekindle the sense of potential we share. Cheers!
Here’s the breakdown in cost here in Old Mexico:
1 Qt. Dupont paint + 1 qt. clear coat- $444 pesos
Labor to spray the 6 pieces - $800 pesos
Labor and material to recover the Corbin seat - $760 pesos
Labor to disassemble and reassemble the plastic/tank – Sweat
Total out of pocket cost - $2004 pesos or $141.55 at today’s exchange rate.
My only complaint is that Magua, the body man who sprayed the pieces didn't quite cover the edges of the two side panels adjacent to the tank, so there's just a hint of red showing there, but it doesn't bother me enough to complain for the price I paid for the work.