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View Poll Results: Is there a need for a reasonably priced motorcycle painting service here?
Yes, it would be convenient to be able to ship parts out for painting. 6 19.35%
Yes, if the price was under $700.00 inc. shipping back to me 12 38.71%
No, It's a hassle 9 29.03%
No, the price is too high. 4 12.90%
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post #1 of 17 Old 04-18-2008, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Motorcycle painting service. Is there a need for it here?

I've been considering getting back into custom motorcycle painting again. I was a professional auto, motorcycle, etc. painter for over 25 yrs. I would like to know if there is a need for it by the members here.

You would have to ship the parts to me, and I would ship them back to you.

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

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i paint my bikes from time to time out of boredom. I have a TLR that has had 3 color schemes since i have owned it. have you got any pics of your work buddy?

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I wasn't thinking about painting the Vstrom, Tom, but if I did I'd ride there. :biggrin5:

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I guess that it would depend on what type of paint schemes. Are you talking one color or truly custom stuff?

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Doesn't really apply to me. I already have the red Vee...best looking strom ever made. I image all you other guys can get your color fixed if Jack goes through with this.


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To answer a few questions, this would be basic refinishing and repair. Color change, including House of Kolor custom finishes, scratch and dent repair, and new parts painting. I'm thinking of keeping it simple.

As far as pictures go, I don't have any digital pics but If I decide to do this I'll take some and post them. Even a crappy paint job looks great in photo's though. Maybe I would do a couple of free jobs or a contest of some sort and let the recipient tell all how it looks. I'm a fussy bastard and if I like it, you probably will too.

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I wasn't thinking about painting the Vstrom, Tom, but if I did I'd ride there. :biggrin5:
Damn right, shipping is for suckers. I've got some decent scratches and really like the flat black look. Hrm..

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flat black look....

flat black look? hmmmmmm, wonder if there is a flat yellow or flat red or flat blue look in the future....
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Doesn't really apply to me. I already have the red Vee...best looking strom ever made. I image all you other guys can get your color fixed if Jack goes through with this.
Yes, red is an option. That way everyone can have the best looking Strom ever made.:wink:

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Damn right, shipping is for suckers. I've got some decent scratches and really like the flat black look. Hrm..

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I would encourage everyone not being a sucker. It's cheaper and more fun.


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flat black look? hmmmmmm, wonder if there is a flat yellow or flat red or flat blue look in the future....
Any color can be made flat. The base coat is already flat. A flattening agent can be added to the clear.

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I was thinking bout that flat black as well.
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