However, if your coater has a blaster that is abrasive enough to “roughen” the chrome, he may coat over the chrome. I speak from experience and my powder coated chrome still looks good.
(I understand if others might disagree and deep dive into the technical details of metallurgy.)
Cool bike. BMX Museum has several that place this around 1983ish. Others on here may be able to provide more info.
I would deff clean that up and ride it. Be super careful around the stickers though cus you prob won’t find a replacement set.
Was the gusset plate added or does it seem original?
Yes, well technically no. The white one is real liner material. The black one is cut from the Folgers coffee lid back couple pages ago cuz my uncle liked his coffee. I struggled to epoxy the handle together until I figured out that it needed the black Folgers layer in there. And now you have the...