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Old 06-05-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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Motorcycle painting

Just out of curiosity, what does a good paint job on a bike cost? Talking a full color change - not just one fender.

Reason I ask is, the wife has decided she can no longer ride the heat generator from Milwaukee masquerading as a motorcycle and wants to move to a Goldwing. However, being the picky and incredibly particular individual she is, she only wants it in a color which was only made for one year - and was the lowest production model of that year...(anyone who knows my wife should not be the slightest bit surprised).

Hence, I'm thinking of a newer or more easily obtained model and changing the color.

Suggestions? Input? Anyone wanna tell me how much something like this would cost?
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:44 AM   #2
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Some of price will vary based on the exact paint.

I painted my streetracker a goldwing color. It's called hotrod Pearl yellow.
Buying the smallest qty. I could to paint a tank and a fender cost just over $300.
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Some of price will vary based on the exact paint.

I painted my streetracker a goldwing color. It's called hotrod Pearl yellow.
Buying the smallest qty. I could to paint a tank and a fender cost just over $300.
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Some of price will vary based on the exact paint.

I painted my streetracker a goldwing color. It's called hotrod Pearl yellow.
Buying the smallest qty. I could to paint a tank and a fender cost just over $300.
OUCH - ok then, with my luck, she's also chosen a color that is absurdly expensive.
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It adds up. Primer, thinner, base coat, pearl, and clear.
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It adds up. Primer, thinner, base coat, pearl, and clear.
Well, she's worth it....and unlike the ex, this one isn't cheap...


Oh wait - the ex is just a cheap ...big difference
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Id call HoP....Tony does quality work and has fair pricing.
i agree!! shop number is 281-651-1961.
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If you are going to do custom paint, why not broaden the color pallette some? I just bought a pint of Lexus Pearl Yellow (used on LFA exotic) color code 5B0 for about $70. Goldwing has a lot of painted parts, so maybe 1qt to be safe... probably $100. That's just the base coat. Like bumblebee said, there's undercoat and topcoat (clears), but most shops should have those stocked and don't have to buy special for your bike.

Buying a car color means any auto paint store can match the code. You can even go nuts and do a candy color, though that does get expensive. For cycle colors, you either have to get a paint shop willing to color match it for you, or bend over and prep yourself with vaseline for Colorite.

I've been shootin' auto paint as a hobby on & off for 20yrs and it's a lot of fun. But it is a labor of love, bordering on masochism. And like wiping ... I wouldn't think of letting other people touch mine, but you'd have to pay me a princely sum for me to want to do yours.

My advise: get with the pros who do this for a living. Call HoP.
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If you are going to do custom paint, why not broaden the color pallette some? I just bought a pint of Lexus Pearl Yellow (used on LFA exotic) color code 5B0 for about $70. Goldwing has a lot of painted parts, so maybe 1qt to be safe... probably $100. That's just the base coat. Like bumblebee said, there's undercoat and topcoat (clears), but most shops should have those stocked and don't have to buy special for your bike.

Buying a car color means any auto paint store can match the code. You can even go nuts and do a candy color, though that does get expensive. For cycle colors, you either have to get a paint shop willing to color match it for you, or bend over and prep yourself with vaseline for Colorite.

I've been shootin' auto paint as a hobby on & off for 20yrs and it's a lot of fun. But it is a labor of love, bordering on masochism. And like wiping ... I wouldn't think of letting other people touch mine, but you'd have to pay me a princely sum for me to want to do yours.

My advise: get with the pros who do this for a living. Call HoP.
Sounds like i need to call HoP
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