[CR] To clear coat or not?

Example: Racing:Jean Robic

Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 08:40:50 -0800
From: kevin lindsey <lindsey.kevin@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] To clear coat or not?

Greetings. I just purchased a 30-something-year old Paletti Super Prestige frameset.
   The color is a gorgeous pearlescent white and the decals feel as if they're sitting on the top layer of paint. In order to protect both, I'm considering having a layer or two of clear coat applied before I start rebuilding. Any thoughts on the various pros and cons to clear coating a vintage bike would be appreciated. Thanks, Kevin Lindsey lindsey.kevin@gmail.com San Jose, CA USA