Markal paint sticks
were used to write on the body, engine and chassis at the factory.
Examples: A typical
Mustang or Ford car was painted with the fenders and hood off of the
vehicle. The location of the paint racks containing these items was
written on the outside of the fender aprons. The rear axle assembly
had an identification number written on the pumpkin usually with an
orange marker. Some markings are eventually painted over and are only
visible as raised lines under the paint.
Paint sticks were not
used to apply stripes to springs, driveshafts etc. these markings were
applied using a liquid paint.
May also be used for art projects !