Posted by Lannis on May 7, 2018, 2:49 pm, in reply to "Patina?"
There's got to be a good way to deal with "active" rust that might be eating away at structure, and to make sure that nothing has been weakened by oxidation, and still stay within the spirit of the request .... I'm sure the original owner wouldn't have wanted the bike to be rendered unusable by his request to "not restore". No paint for sure, but maybe some sort of chemical that would stabilize the metal surfaces without "shining" them up?
I'll wager that there's guys who know how to do that ...
Thank you for your support...