By the way - I'm thinking of powder-coating frame, prob sky blue. Questions:
1) can you line lugs easy enough by hand on top of powder coat with say a humbrol enamel?
2) can you paint strip forks & leave chrome underneath undamaged?
I'd avoid powdercoat if possible, its more than likely to be thick around the lugs and you'll lose the defined edge. Paint is more expensive but much better. Powdercoat will also give you a problem with lug lining as some paints won't key to the surface. Humbrol is ideal for lug lining but use a draftsmans lining pen. Dip the pen then clean the sides with a tissue, then get the paint flowing on some paper before you start lining.
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The chrome will be fine if you use a chemical paint stripper like Nitromors