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Old 04-23-2010, 05:12 PM
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2007 Softail Custom. Scored a second set of tins on Ebay and I'd like to have them painted up.

Assuming I installed them myself, what should I expect to pay to bring them to a shop and have them painted (solid color, no pinstripes, graphics, etc.)?

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Old 04-23-2010, 05:56 PM
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Depends or course on who you get to paint. A good shop specializing in high end paint jobs will usually charge $2,500.00 to $4,500.00. Depends on what all you want. Check out some websites and you can get some good ideas. I use Cutting Edge Illusions to paint both my bikes.
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:05 PM
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Give" Attitude Custom Paints" a call. A beautiful flame paint is around $1600 on up, so a solid color has got to be much cheaper...
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:11 PM
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loaded question... some shops are extremely proud of thier work and will charge you so you dont forget who did it and there are some who are as good but dont have the name to go with the price...

Like said above shop around look at websites get a general idea of what you want and the type of paint that should give the shop/painter an idea of what you want and they can give you an honest ballpark figure...

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Old 04-23-2010, 06:25 PM
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Do I want to strip the tins to bare metal, or just scuff, prime, & shoot?

If stripping to bare metal, should I do it myself to save some dough (if so, how?), or am I better off having them media blasted somewhere?

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Old 04-23-2010, 06:41 PM
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If you gonna have a shop do it just let them prep the tins. Its usually included in the cost of painting them..
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:23 PM
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They don't need to be stripped if the paint on them now is in good shape (no checking, cracking, chipping).

Rates vary, as said above, but with a single, solid color as you said, you're probably looking at $5-600 starting point, minimum. I wouldn't pay more than $1000 for a solid color, and that's using a good base/clear system.
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keep in mind any dents/dings are going to be extra.. sport, rough ballpark NO DAMAGE

Front fender 2.0 hours

Tank 4.0 hours

Rear fender 3.0 hours

So, lets just say, shops going to charge you roughly 10 hours refinish labor

10@ 40 - 60 hour $400 - 600
10 hours material @ 30 - 35 an hour $ 300 - $350

Solid flat color out of a book looking $700 - $950 for bare tins, no damage at a regular quality bodyshop. Custom work can easily go into the $100 an hour category. Certain factory HD colors can only be purchased through HD if going that route.

Also, a good shop should warranty their paint for as long as you own your bike (damage not included) but peeling, fading, stuff like that.
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