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How much would a custom paint job cost on a R1? Would I have to take off the tank and body panels and bring them into the shop or would I just bring the whole bike into the paint shop?

Do you guys have pics of your custom paint jobs?
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How much will Paint Cost? lots of info here
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lots of times expensive =/= better

but for paint usually you pay for what you get .... i've seen full paintjobs start at 300$
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http://www.empiregp.com/

This place says about $1200 to custom paint a sportbike.
Sounds kind of high but it looks like they do quality work.

edit: Here's an R1 they did up.
http://www.empiregp.com/mediastore/e...ortunaR1_2.jpg

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I paid 200 for my last paint job. Looks FANTASTIC. It's only one color, though... so that helps.


I did all the bodywork and prep work myself, though. That's the hard part. The spraying is the least amount of labor in the whole process.

So there's not a simple answer to that question. It really depends.
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Sand paper + 2 spray cans of automobile primer + 2 spray cans of satin black = $15

Messing up aforementioned custom paint job because you dripped some gas on the tank = priceless

Spending 30 minutes with leftover spray can to redo the whole tank to like new condition = free
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