Maybe the AA paint crews wanted to scare somebody, when I first saw the picture, I thought the plane had to have flown through some VERY rough weather.
Anybody know why the crews do a bad job repainting the ex-TWA aircraft? It always seems as if the paint is peeling off. In regards to the buffing, I think this was the best the AA crews could do as you must recall that there was white paint there previously.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...