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Old 09-10-2007, 08:30 PM   #1
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Well I painted my bike and it doesnt look too great. It was my first time to paint something and I figured the bike would be pretty easy so I did it and it wasnt too easy after all. Well I looked into getting the bike wrapped in vinyl sticker but the guy at the sticker place said that would be way too hard and too expensive. He told me that he's seen bikes painted with truck bed liner and that it looks awsome. I dont need a show quality paint job but would like it to look nice. Any suggestions? And opinions/pictures on bed liner if youve seen it or done it. I also went by maaco and they said if I take the bike apart then they will spray it for about $500, they paint cars for $250 and want $500 for a bike?????
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:35 PM   #2
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:40 PM   #3
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:07 PM   #4
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Ill post pics tommorow. I wouldnt think that bed liner would look good. The paint job isnt too bad its just not shiny and it has 3 coats of clear
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:40 PM   #5
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i've seen a couple bedlinered bikes. it kinda looks cool, but i wouldnt do it to mine.
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if you want it wrap go to redline grahpics on the north side at richeyrd and 45 they are the cheapest youll find
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There's a cb on youtube that was painted in all bedliner. Everything was, including the engine.

You would think that would cause an oil cooled engine to overheat some, but the guy says it doesn't effect cooling at all. Go figure.


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i will beat maaco's price, and do a better job. pm me with details on what you want painted.

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if you want it wrap go to redline grahpics on the north side at richeyrd and 45 they are the cheapest youll find
Went there. They dont do it.
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i will beat maaco's price, and do a better job. pm me with details on what you want painted.

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Old 09-11-2007, 03:22 AM   #12
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yeah I painted an old GIX I had, everyone wanted more than a car's cost to do it. I ended up letting a friend in autobody class do it at school and he did a really good job... but then again, we had spent weeks and weeks preparing all the body work and wet sanding all the repairs and stuff.
And we used expensive paint in an expensive booth with an expensive gun (courtesy of his school).

If you shop around you'll find people willing to do solid colors for around $200... thats the cheapest. $500 is average.
make sure whoever paints it has painted bikes before... they are diff. than cars (plastic and fiberglass different than steel) and the prep and such is a little different too.
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If you shop around you'll find people willing to do solid colors for around $200... thats the cheapest. $500 is average.
For $200 on a bike, you're not going to get a good paint job unless they are getting their materials for free. The paint/ reducer/ clear/ hardeners cost near $200 themselves. If people are getting materials for "free" (AKA stealing them from employers or what-not), I could see the cost being that low.
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make sure whoever paints it has painted bikes before... they are diff. than cars (plastic and fiberglass different than steel) and the prep and such is a little different too.
+1, and that's why they are so expensive too. I have heard of shops that won't paint bikes because they take a certain technique and patience to prep/ paint well.

Besides, have you ever seen a Maaco paint job? It will last about 2 years, maybe (I know some have lasted longer, ymmv). They are cheaper for a reason.

You can trust Tony. Great guy, and when he says it will be a certain price, that's what it is. Not to mention, he uses top of the line materials, and paints the bikes for fun- not because he makes money off them. I bet if he actually added up what he makes on bikes, it would be a loss.
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You didn't say what you painted it with but if the lack of shine is the only problem, there may be a fix.
If you painted it with automotive type paint and used 3 coats of clear it seems like you could sand and buff it to make it smooth and shiny.
It's a lot of work but it would cost nearly nothing compared to a repaint.
If not then Tony FTW! I have seen some of his work and you won't be disappointed.
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If you painted it with automotive type paint and used 3 coats of clear it seems like you could sand and buff it to make it smooth and shiny.
Not necessarily. Incorrect gun pressures and incorrect mixtures can eff up the clear big time where there is no repairing it. If it is single stage, then there is a better chance of saving it by color sanding and buffing.

Like you mentioned though, his best bet is to take it to Tony who can tell you exactly what the "fix" is.
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Yea I painted mine also thanks to the classes I been taking. They are different, but to me it's not really that bad. One of the few things I patience for. It took me maybe two weeks with all the repairs and all. The only bad thing it I had a few runs got all but one because I ran out of time. Bad it if you are doing it the last weeks of school. I would like to see pictures of it.
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I've seen bedliner on bikes and it isn't ugly per se, but it's not what you'd want on a sport bike. I've seen it on big adventure bikes, dual sports, dirt bikes, etc. because it's easy to repair after you trash it in the woods. It's a very rugged look.
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screw painting it.. furr it out
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the main problem with bedliner is that he dark blue parts of my bike get hot as **** anyway..a matte black bike in houston? in the summer you wouldn't be able to touch it.
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