Jamie Buchanan, owner of small-town car wash Visual Perfection, was one of 60 artisans selected to participate in this year’s Air Force One Detailing Team project. Participants typically spend one to two weeks preserving and restoring not only Air Force One, but a handful of other historic aircraft at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. Participants were divided into six teams and given daily instructions. Buchanan was assigned to the group restoring the project’s namesake, the original Air Force One. His jobs were to compound, polish, and seal the smoked-up exterior paint; and to buff out all the aluminum on the plane’s sides and engines to a mirror finish. Other participants worked on the WWII B-52 Stratofortress, the supersonic Concorde Alpha Golf, and the first Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. Buchanan has been in the automobile detailing business for twenty-five years. He learned about the project through a training program he attended, sponsored by Attention to Details.