I just acquired a 1973 (judging by the date on the Sturmey-Archer hub) Raleigh DL-1. Mechanically, it's in fine shape. Everything works, and it's a surprisingly comfortable ride.
Cosmetically, it's a different story. The paint on most of the frame is in halfway decent shape. A little polishing compound and some elbow grease should make it look pretty good.
The fenders are a disaster. It looks like they've rusted under the paint. Polishing compound isn't going to do the job. Is my only option to strip them completely and repaint them or powdercoat them? Or is there anything short of that I can do?
Any and all advice greatly appreciated.