Hey, I've got a '78 Colnago Super, it's in pretty decent condition but I'm not to keen on the paint. It's just a regular gloss blue, fairly boring. I thought I'd see if anyone had opinion on whether repainting a frame devalues it as far as vintage-ness goes? I'd obviously be getting it professionally done and re-decaling it as well.
And I guess while I'm asking, I really dig the chromed head tube lugs on the colnago master, is it possible to chrome just a small part of the frame, like those lugs, before painting, or does the whole frame have to be chromed? I'm not too familiar with the process but I'm assuming as it involves dipping the frame so you'd have to do the whole thing, but maybe it's possible to just dip the head tube, I don't really know. And would doing something like that -- steering away from the original build scheme with additional chrome -- devalue it also? I really want to keep it true to roots but still looking fresh.
Anyways, just looking for opinions while I weigh my options, thanks guys!