Do the bike paints from the 1970's still exist? Were they made of special laquers etc. that today are now outlawed? My 1971 Masi has original paint which is very thin and not particularly glossy, much like the thin paint I have on my French 1972 Gitane Tour de France. It seems the bikes that are repainted today have a much thicker glossier finish with multiple layers of clear coat. I don't think my Masi or Gitane has a clear coat.
I want a finish where you cannot tell the bike was repainted. How do you specify such a paint job? I have 2 other bikes that presently need to be repainted both from the mid 1970's.