At this point I stopped and Googled the patten number JUST to make sure it wasn't a real Eames chair, when nothing came up I didn't feel quite so bad....then I also hit the legs a lick with some steel wool. Now before you people lay in on me "YOUR A MONSTER! YOU COULD HAVE LEFT THE CHAIR TURQUOISE!" I tried, I sanded, a polished, I rubbed, and the discoloring wouldn't come off. When ever I fix something for the lake, I think the same way the set dresser for the show "Mad Men" thinks... "Yes its great its from the period but not so much its got 50 years of ware and tear sometimes the prop needs to look brand new" and that's how I pick and choose my refurbishing battles at the Casablanca.
After the tape was on I went out to my dads shop to paint (because our 4th of July consisted of POURING rain...) I laid down some card board, and painted the bottom first, then turned it over and painted the front side.