Hey, name’s Daniel, I’m currently a Highschool student in NSW and as you can tell from this, I’m very inexperienced to this whole new hobby i’ve come across. In other words i’m a noob.
Anyways, long story short.
I recently purchased a Pinarello… Prestige… (Half arse guess). The very first owner I believe, stripped the original paint and powdercoated it into a soft baby blue with the bottom bracket intact. (Biggest pain in the ass)
I didn’t like it at all. Yep, not one bit. So I stripped the paint, soft sanded the frame, cleaned it up, took it to the bike shop and had them remove the bottom bracket. (They even had trouble taking the bottom bracket out).
Actually fuck it. Take it to Mr Kleen, get it powdercoated a sweet colour for $50 bucks.
…Or, buy some etch primer, a few cans of Duplicolour from Autobarn and some good clear coat and do it yourself, wont be as ‘hard’, and will scratch, but let the next owner do a full resto, otherwise you will never ride it.
^^ If you do get decals, make sure you get the ones with the single ‘Pinarello’ on the seat tube - the doubles were for when there was bottle cage mounts on the seat tube which didn’t come along until about '85.