Re: Striping paint off and seal bare metal?
another tip to seal it is good old WD40. give the frame a good spray, let it sink in, then rub it dry. do it again every couple of months. i've done this to old bikes, and i live by the beach. works pretty good, and you won't get that yellow-y tint that some clear lacquers will give it.
just make sure you do it again after riding in the rain, or on salted roads, etc...