Here is what the bike looked like to start.
The bike did not look terrible before, but there were some issues with the original paint.
1. There were several rust spots on the frame where the paint had been rubbed away or chipped and rust had started to form. Not good on a CX bike, and something that is hard to stop once started.
2. The transfers on the frame were all coming off and looked pretty worn. 80's stickers were not the best quality.
3. I did not love the color of the frame, and it had a pearl clear coat on it which was peeling off in sheets in different places.