Here is a 1965 Schwinn Stingray project that I bought disassembled in a box. Honestly, I am mainly into Whizzer motorbikes, but I can appreciate all bikes.. The guy that I bought it from said that it had been blue ever since he bought it in 1972. I could see the original violet paint here and there and thought, I could save this bike. A few months ago, I did the same thing to a maroon 1946 DX that was painted silver, and it came out great. For what ever reason, Jasco paint remover does not like to remove Schwinn enamel finishes. I take that back, It will, but not if you are fast. I only did small sections at a time, and used a rag soaked in barbecue fluid to quickly wipe it off. Also, I removed every bit of rust that would come off. For this, I used fine steel wool, and a dull exacto knife. Chrome is very hard, and if you dull an exacto/razor knife, it will not scratch the chrome. Always test it on a small piece just to be sure, and then hold it up to some light for inspection. Some of the chrome on the rims is scratched from some sort of an abrasive, but it was done prior to me owning it. Anyway, I hope you can appreciate this, and I hope some of you can save your own vintage finishes with this technique.. Take care. (BEFORE PICTURES) .