Here's the cockpit area sprayed with the primer/sealer. It's sort of a greenish-grey color.

Very cool. The fuselage is now GREY! I had the paint shop match Rustoleum's standard shiny grey color. My thought is that there's a chance I'd be able to do touch-up work and maybe even add something here and there without bugging the paint shop.

Here's the fuselage wearing its coat of the green primer/sealer. The engine stand rotissery made it easier for the painter to paint the belly. Basically I stood by just outside the booth. When it was time to rotate, the painter would stop and yell at me. I'd run inside and rotate it 90 degrees and duck back out of the booth.

The painter in action. You can only see a part of the paint rack in this photo, but it contains about 100 cans of different colors used to mix particular shades. The cans nest in a mechanism that constantly stirs the paint. The lids are replaced with a metering mechanism similar to the syrup dispensers at an IHOP restaurant. The painter drizzles small amounts of paint into a mixing cup sitting on a gram scale until the specified mix is attained. Pretty cool. This mixing capability is just one of the advantages of a professional shop. I must have had 200 samples of silver to pick from for the primary color of my plane.

The fuselage is wearing its silver basecoat. The stencils have also obviously been applied.

Everything but the red has been taped off...