Chairs, bowling balls, kitchin utensils are one thing,but a classic bike frame you must be kidding. I saw and old Schwinn Paramount that had been subjected to this treatment once. The art work wasn't bad but my first thought was, what would I have to do to clean up that frame if I bought it? Good luck with your Dawes.It's your bike after all and you are free to do whatever you wish with it. Just my two cents. Ed Landreth, Norfolk, VA.