you want a high quality,
affordable paint job for your favorite motorcycle? Well, look no
further - this is the place!
the prices of new motorcycles skyrocketing, it might be a wise decision
to give your faithful friend a face lift instead of trading it off on a
shiny new model. If your current bike is mechanically sound,
reliable, and you like it, there is no reason to part with it.
But, if despite all of it's strong points it looks a bit
"long-in-the-tooth", do something about it! The bikes on this
page are all over 20 years old, shine like (or better) than a new
one, and are PAID FOR!!!
Take a look at the following examples of what you can expect from
me. These bikes belong to my household, and it's kind of obvious
that I'm kinda partial to BMW Airheads, but I will paint any make or
model. Hey, if it's got two wheels I'm satisfied!
Just click on one of the pictures for more details:
If you are marginally handy with a wrench, you can save considerable
money by doing the disassembly and reassembly yourself. Just pull
off your tank, fenders, and other items and ship them to me for
refinishing. FedEx Ground is a reasonably priced service that is
usually a little quicker, in my experience, than UPS. Just
remember to drain, rinse, and air out your tank, carefully pack and box
everything up, and ship it to me.
Once I have your pieces, turnaround should be in the 3-6 week range,
depending on how much repair and prep needs to be done. It is
difficult (well, impossible) to come up with a "price list" for
something with as many variables involved as a decent paint job.
The darker the color, the more perfect the surface must be, red paints
cost a fortune (compared to other colors), stripes, shading, the list
goes on... But the main contributor to cost is prep. Your
surface prep, and attention to detail, is 90+% of the job. If
your tank looks like it had been locked in a cage with a crazed spider
monkey wielding a ball-peen hammer the job will be considerably more
expensive than one that has no dents! If your parts have been
repainted (sometimes several times) in the past, then they will
probably need to be stripped to bare metal. Even if the underlying
paint is sound you don't want the total thickness to get out of line or
durability will suffer.
If you want to save money by doing some of your own repair work I think
that's great, as long as it's done correctly and the proper materials
are used. Click here
for a short introduction on how to make a durable repair to minor
damage and cracks in fiberglass fairing panels like this upper right
BMW R100RT fairing panel. If a crack is just glued closed,
department store plastic filler slopped on, and then finished with a $3
spray can of "consumer grade" primer then everything will have to be
ground out and done properly. This will cost you more than having
someone do it right the first time! If you would like to do your
own repair and prep, and have me paint the result, contact me for a
list of materials and brands to use.
I can accommodate simple pinstriping which is done under the
clear-coat, like that on the black bike on this page. I can also
handle "shading and fading", "Kandys", and other subtle
personalization. It is not my intention to offer a "trick" paint
service, but a quality reasonably priced alternative to the "I won't
even get my gun dirty for less than $1500" guys.
I offer paint services, ding repair, fiberglass repair, and other
cosmetic services for your scoot. If you would like to learn more
about costs, and the services I offer, just click this link to e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for looking...