$300 barley pays for the materials involved. I dont think you will ever find a shop that will paint for 300. Also you should take a look at what this will cost. Primer,sand paper,thiner,hardner,paint,clear coat. This will cost an easy $300 for ok stuff.pangborn83 said:depends on a ton of factors, is there any stress carcks starting? any type of damage in general? by graphix do you mean vinyl or air brush work? The most I'd consider reasonable for a single color is 3 hundred if they take everything off, do all the prep work and paint it then reasemble (then again I do most of my friends bikes for almost nothing)
Im not geting screwed I own a paint shop that is the cost of labor like I said before it depends on the work and how many paint shops you have around you. I wont wast my time for less than $1,200 its not wort the time. I am honest if you dont like it take it some where else Im not hurting for cash.evils-03-RR said:wow 1500 for a single color, around here 1200 will get me pearl cobalt blue including all the grunt work :-| You guys are getting screwed.
Most shops would not recomend you doing any work to it they do what they need. Even if you do some of the work they are going to go over every thing you already did and fix stuff you missed. There is alot involved in prep. If you want airbrush work you are looking at alot of time involved so the cost will be up there depending on how detailed you want to get. Ive done paint jobs on bikes that went for over $4,000 with airbrush work. But it depends on what you want,how many colors there are,what colors you are using some colors cost more than outhers.patfitz9 said:what is involved in prep-work? i have no problems taking off the parts and doing the grunt work myself. do i just have to sand it down? i just have never painted anything besides spraypaint from a can... and i was thinking of airbrush type graphics.
Sorry if I came off sounding mean or offended Im not I was just trying to help out bro. Paint is expensive I havent even fixed my bike from where I laid it down I just figure I'll wait till winter and its hard to get time to do my own with the costomers bikes.evils-03-RR said:Actually its a difference in economies, I live in a town where cost of living is average 30% cheaper then most areas. you can buy a nice house in town for 50 grand. So it wasn't meant to offend you.
If you have the air compressor,spray gun,air regulator,water seperator thats really all you need. Painting plastic is the same as painting metal you sand it down. prime it,paint it 3 coats is good for plastic. then wet sand it to very lightly and buff it out and you will ahve a show room shine. If you need more detailed info PM me and ill tell you every thing you need to know. I really don't know how much you know about painting so don't hesataite to ask. If you have it done some where if you look around you might be able to get it done for $1,000 or so. My prices are a little high because we are always busy so we can charge more.the great ESKIMO said:dennis, how hard is it to paint plastics? do you need special equipment? i'm painting my bike too or get someone else to do it. i gotta keep it under 1000. its preped and primed.
ocbasbalburg said:dennis, what are some of the colors that cost more? j/w. thanks
1-color paintjobs on a decal-free bike usually start at $500 here. 2-color with graphics about 900-1000. I can charge less cause i have low overhead.patfitz9 said:as the title says, i want to paint my R6 some sort of green. is this going to break the bank here? maybe throw in some graphics. anyone know how much a good paint job costs?