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Painting Detail Question
I recently acquired an older Guerciotti Frame on eBay. The frame is in good shape, but needs to be repainted. I've painted frames before, so getting some color on the frame shouldn't be a problem. However, the frame also has Guerciotti's signature engraved on the seat stays, as well as some other engraved, painted details. The signatures and details were painted a different color than the rest of the frame (e.g., yellow frame, black signature), and I wonder if there's some trick to getting them cleanly repainted. I think that I can brush some black paint over the area, wipe it off, and then have paint remaining only in the engraved area, but I'm worried about getting a smeary result. Are there any tricks to this process? Thanks for the ideas.