Hi all, first post here, somewhat long time lurker.
I've recently acuired a PUCH Vent Noir II Frame that i love but it came with problems such as missing fork (substituted by BLB) and a very iffy condition - alltho not rusted it has a lot of pit stains, and chews through the chrome on the downtube and under the top tube - the rest seems mostly fine but they are so many i'm considering having it refurbished somehow - maybe after that i can work on getting vintage parts as it now has a mishmash of components on it.
I will try and get better pictures of the "Damage" - the frame handles and behaves flawlessly and there is from what i can tell no rust - i think it would be a shame to just paint it black (as the original vent noir) or any other colour then chrome/smoked chrome.... i would love to have some info on the chrome job it had (hard or decorative?) so i can try and maybe figure out a way to restore it. Shops around here only do decorative chrome so i would have to look towards austria / hungary for a solution if so...
any advice would be appreciated -