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Old 01-13-2006, 03:19 PM   #1
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Can an Autobody shop paint bikes

Sounds like a silly question, but I think it's legitamate to ask. So the question is "Can I take my plastics and tank to a bodyshop to have it painted?" Is there any difference from the paint used on cars and on bikes? Do we need more flex agent? Can we use the same type of paint? I have a friend that used to work in one of the Ferrari dealership bodyshop. I was given a quote to repaint it perfect like glass. He told me that there is basically no difference in the materials. I'm just making sure.

I actually have two questions now.

1. Can a bodyshop paint my bike?

2. What would be a reasonable cost for a "perfect" paint job? He is asking no money upfront because he assures that I will be astounded. With the end product.
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Another thing to add. He would be repainting all the pieces the factory color, and where there are decals on the bike that say things like "SV650S" or "Suzuki" It will be painted on rather then laying stickers on it.
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Old 01-13-2006, 03:33 PM   #3
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Sounds like a silly question, but I think it's legitamate to ask. So the question is "Can I take my plastics and tank to a bodyshop to have it painted?" Is there any difference from the paint used on cars and on bikes? Do we need more flex agent? Can we use the same type of paint? I have a friend that used to work in one of the Ferrari dealership bodyshop. I was given a quote to repaint it perfect like glass. He told me that there is basically no difference in the materials. I'm just making sure.

I actually have two questions now.

1. Can a bodyshop paint my bike?

2. What would be a reasonable cost for a "perfect" paint job? He is asking no money upfront because he assures that I will be astounded. With the end product.

body shop's do paint bikes but some have ahard time covering all the curves and folds of the plastic. the paint they have to use has a certain name so it can flex without cracking. i forgot what its called though.

you can remove the sticker if itc clearcoated over and have them add new one and shoot clear over it.

a near perfect paint job will run around $700 if they do all the prep work too.
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yes its like painting a bumper kinda.
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i got mine painted at a friends shop... i told them dont worry about the body work they charged me 450... my cousin went to the same place they did body work charge him 550... really clean paint jobs on both bikes...
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