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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
19,652
Evans, GA
Search through the restoration section for a variety of ways to approach this. Whatever you do start of gentle and don't get aggressive because once a pinstripe or decal is gone you can't get it back without replacing/repainting. V/r Shawn
 
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the tinker

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
May 4, 2014
2,950
Planet Mongo
The white paint on the fork and front fender looks excellent. The white on the frame and especially the tank should come back nice, with a soak in Oxalic acid, without scrubbing the heck out of it. Be careful of any cleaning agents, or cleaner type wax, as they all remove some paint. Most of us have learned this the hard way. Like Shawn said, Read the Restoration section. I'll add this, "Read the whole thing.". . . before you start. Good luck and have fun, whatever you decide. Looks like your bike is a '49, or there about. That's the original saddle on it and they're very easy to recover.
 

gkeep

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jun 11, 2014
807
Alameda, CA
Congratulations on acquiring a really nice bike! That is going be a beauty with some gentle help and dirt removal. Follow the above advice and be patient, take a look at some of the "before and after" threads and I'm sure you'll be inspired to go carefully. Every bike you work on is always a learning experience. Best of luck and keep the thread updated with pics of your progress!

PS, next 4th of July that bike needs to be in a parade!
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Brokerwerks

On Training Wheels
Jul 19, 2020
5
35
46383
Congratulations on acquiring a really nice bike! That is going be a beauty with some gentle help and dirt removal. Follow the above advice and be patient, take a look at some of the "before and after" threads and I'm sure you'll be inspired to go carefully. Every bike you work on is always a learning experience. Best of luck and keep the thread updated with pics of your progress!

PS, next 4th of July that bike needs to be in a parade!
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I do have a few flag holders!!!

Thanks for the tips so far!
 
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