I don't know if this is home repair or not, but you are the best guys
to ask, and I park my car right next to my home. My apologies if this
is off topic.
If I "paint" metal with a black indelible marker, and it doesn't look
good 6 months from now, will I still be able to paint it with real
metal paint, like maybe I should do it now????? I'm feeling
off-sorts, and it just seems so much easier to use a marker, and
there's no chance of spilling the paint.
The imitation louvers at the rear side of my car's hood are no longer
all black. More than half of it is grey. I guess all the paint is
gone. (AFAICR, it was all fine a year or 6 months ago, but I suppose
They are metal, and normally I would think to use metal paint, but in
this case, it seems the easiest thing to do is use a black indelible
marker, like a Sharpie. I've been using indelible markers for a lot
of things in the last few years**
but none as big as this. I have
more than one brand of black marker. So I think I can match the color
and I think the finish will match fine, or I'll just do the whole
If it doesn't look good after a while, will I still be able to paint
It's a 95 chrysler with hidden wipers so there is no need for real
louvers. I expect to have the car another two years.
I painted a brass and pot metal candelabra with a gold indelible
marker and it still looks good years later. I only clean it under hot
water, and the part I clean is real brass. The part I "painted" may
never have gotten wet. (It was bought right after the war when brass
items were hard to get. I had the pot metal part replated once
already. I think maybe I only painted part that broke and I repaired
My grey synthetic cloth case for my small camera got dirty, as I knew
it would, going in and out of my pocket over and over on my vacation,
and I "painted" the whole thing black with a marker. So far, it looks
A couple other things I don't remember now.