[CR]Advice on preserving an original paint job

(Example: Framebuilding:Brazing Technique)

Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 09:54:43 -0500
From: "J.S. Villaluz" <jose@villaluz.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Advice on preserving an original paint job

I've recently purchased an old Raleigh with a superb original paint job that stayed that way because the original owner rarely used it. I have a couple of others that show their years and miles in the form of marred decals and surface rust that has manged to creep into little spaces. I plan on riding this new acquisition regularly so besides cleaning and waxing is there anything else that can be done (clear coats etc.) to give the finish and decals a good chance of surviving another 30 years? Thanks all.

Jose Villaluz
In snowy, gritty, salty roaded Westport CT