Recently I bought a beat up Viscount frame (no forks, and stripped BB) for $2.26. Of course I didn't know the BB was stripped or I probably would have passed, but anyway I bought it.
when I received it, it looked far worse than the picture. All of the black areas on the before photo are imitation carbon fiber contact paper.
This weekend I stripped it to bare metal and cut off the broken braze ons, then gave it a quick paint job. Surprisingly it turned out quite nice, so my sub-three dollar frame will soon be a fixie. Here are before and after pics: