Some days ago i went on a 60 mile ride with a friend. The ride was really nice and demanded our preparation. I broke a big a$$ bottle in middle of the rode and had to change tube, fell on road on and scraped my paintjob taking a photo.
The scrape was pretty long, and it made me remember about a previous fall that broke my elbow and a t-tshirt i loved! Since i loved this tshirt so much i made a patch and felt it was like a military rank.
My nice bicycle was SCRAPED! and repainting the scrape would be simply too complicated. So i adopted the patch strategy.
Went to a store that makes vinyl stickers and made sew pattern as if the scrape was a sewed battle scar.. now i plan to fix my scrapes with some kind of military rank symbolism. the more scrapes i accumulate the more experienced i become.
Since the sticker is over a scrape i desided to protect the new Rank(sticker) with book repair tape from 3m. this tape is very similar to lizard skin you put on the chain side. LOOKS AWESOME, heres a cellphone pic....looks better in person.