I've been getting a lot of compliments on my truck's paint job when I pull up at gas stations these days. One friend christened my truck "The Leaf-Mobile."
This is my 1990 Chevy S-10 pickup truck. I bought it ten years ago when it had only 24,000 miles despite being 10 years old then. The owner had the use of company car and only used the truck on weekends to haul fertilizer. He apologized for not having time to clean the truck before he showed it to me (I was the first to respond to his ad.) But when he lifted the hood I swear my first thought was that the engine was clean enough to eat off of. The only reason he was selling it was the gout in his left leg made using the clutch a pain--so he had already bought himself an automatic S-10.
My mechanic gave it a clean bill of health so I bought it, figuring it would last me 20 years, since I only put about 4000 miles a year on a work truck (I only work in neighborhoods contiguous with mine.)
Within a year the grey paint began to flake and peel. And after ten years there were rust spots and a very blemished complexion. When a body shop offered coupons for 50% off on a paint job I had them sand out the rust and paint it John Deere green. They gave me a $600 job for $300.
Then despite Chris' doubts I bought some dark green automotive spray paint, clipped some leaves from the garden and used the leaves as stencils and voila.
Below, the Leaf-Mobile delivers a Leaf-Stabile.