My Ross has so many nicks and scratches that I decided to color it with black Sharpie. It's permanent ink so I went at the rust and scrapes.
|fork before Sharpie application|
|fork after the Sharpie madness|
|seat tube before paint|
|Oh, so pretty.|
I'm not sure what to do about the stem. The green Sharpie did not adhere to the metal so I'll leave it as is, for now.
Next up: the chain stay.
Kelly green duct tape as chain guard.
It was an interesting project and - I wouldn't attempt this on every bike but - for the Ross it's a perfect way to experiment with paint pens. The coloring spruced up an old well-ridden clunker.