I just spent the better part of today removing rust around my 2 top tube cable eyelets on a newly acquired frame. All the rust is gone. I can see the brazing and the bare metal. I have the area taped off and now im wondering what to do. Im thinking of either
1. using a good rust preventing primer and a q-tip and then trying to magically try and paint match the area using my eyes and a bunch of enamal model paint
2. cover both eyelets with a clear nail polish
3. use a good enamel clear coat over both
The bike is an old mid 80s bianchi celeste so color matching is going to be tough. From what i have read, the new stuff you can get is more blue than the older stuff.
All i know is right now it is ugly....not as ugly as rust...but still pretty ugly....