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Welcome to the Bike Forums.

Most of your concerns are address in Should I Paint My Bicycle? Hope it is a help.

The short of it is that you should carefully consider to paint or not to paint. It can be costly and, as you suggested, significantly lower a vintage road bicycle's value.
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