“Beans” has more life in the paint than we had thought! Here’s a shot of the nose during cleaning and restoration of the paint. The problem is the paint is very thin, which you can understand since it’s 55 years old. So we’ll have a shiny old paint job when done, with some imperfections, and next we have to figure out what if any restoration we will do to the most weathered spots.
You can see the original beige color coming back to life on the left side of this photo.