The Sharpie comes in really handy. I use it to blacken screws that are scratched up or to touch up scratches and wear spots in other areas. I had to use it on the dash on this van, actually. For whatever reason the black was wearing off the very edge of the dash above the speedo cluster, so I dabbed them up so they weren't so obvious. Mismatched black is not as obvious as white spots showing through black.
I cut this guy a deal. I've been doing a lot of work for this family lately, so I cut my rate a bit and only charged him $300 for it. I spent a good six or seven hours on it, so I definitely earned my money on this one. My van is the same as this one other than the color, so I knew what I was getting myself into. I just really wanted to do a good job and impress the socks off them. It worked. They are tossing around some other ideas to use me for which could include a full time job doing this for their company, so I'll just have to see what happens.