I'm working on a '76 Peugeot PL8/E and am debating whether I should leave the paint as is, give all the small spots manual treatment or try to restore by getting it repainted/decaled. There are some bigger spots (rear brake bridge, dropouts, fork end, chain stays) and a number of smaller chips all over, e.g. the top tube. I want to prserve the bike for long time use, as most functional parts are still fine. Concrete questions would be:
- Will the rusty/blank spots be a functional problem down the line?
- Will power coating work well with the steel frame?
- Is it possible to treat all the small spots where the paint came independently to preserve "the original"?
picture: complete frame + fork
picture: drive side chain stay
picture: rear brake bridge
picture: original paint nose?