I'm restoring the first adult bike I owned.
It has about 30 years and was made by a brand that no longer exists, which makes it some sort of a semi-relic :)
My problem is that the brand stickers at the frame, are very scratched and I plan to paint the frame and so probably they will have to be removed...
I've read that when restoring an old bike the stickers are important, and I think this is a matter of "are the stickers that important in this particular bike?".
In other words, should I keep the stickers and try to restore the rest of the frame the best that I can, or just remove them and do a proper restore?
To be honest, this bike's value isn't that much, even with its semi-relic status, I'm just afraid of making the mistake of taking the stickers and find out that it was best to leave them on. This combined to my urge to take a lot of pictures in high-quality to preserve a record of how it looked before the restoration, and then work on it stripped from any sticker, with a proper paint job and all.