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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-01-2009, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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So......how much to paint?

So a guy i work with told me his uncle works at Marquart Chevrolet and that he could just paint my plastics instead of buying new ones.

So I call the guy and leave him a message to call me back. 10 minutes later a different guy calls me and tells me that he does the painting. So I asked him how much it would cost to get my left side upper and lower......and tail peice painted.

So he says, "Well I don't know unless I see the plastics.....might have to repair some stuff blah blah blah."

So I told him that nothing was broke and that I just needed them sanded down and repainted black......that's it. So I asked how much it would cost BALL PARK to get this done.

He says...."Oh.....I dunno probably around 4 to 500 dollars"

I about choked on my Dew.

I wen't to MR cycles and added up the cost of a brand new tail, and brand new left side upper and lower and it came to roughly 530 bucks.

I know nothing about how much it costs to repaint plastics but seriously if I can get brand new OEM (PAINTED) fairings through Yamaha for around 50 bucks more.......why wouldn't I.

Is the price he gave me rediculous or is that really a fair price to repaint those 3 peices?
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it's reasonable. There's a LOT of hours go into a good paint job.

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Buy new, keep old as rashed and something to play with over the winter.

I know you said you don't have a lot of money. But, might be worth doing. You could also sell the rashed for about half of what you paid for new.
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My race bike all brand new fiberglass was going to cost around $750. I think JR was right. A good paint job will have more paint and clear coats and no orange peel like the mass produced painted pieces. I opted to paint my racer for about $100 and it looks good but not great.


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Buy new, keep old as rashed and something to play with over the winter.

I know you said you don't have a lot of money. But, might be worth doing. You could also sell the rashed for about half of what you paid for new.
I don't have alot of money......but I have 500 dollars lol.

Definately buying new. I could probably get a couple hundred for all 3 peices. So really brand new left sides and tail would only run me about 330.

I just cant beleive painting 3 peices of that size costs that much.
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well the paint is $100 and a loooot of time goes into it. It's a full day in the shop to do just that much, maybe more.

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I've got some plastics that need to be repainted this winter. I'll probably just wet sand and then rattle can the plastics as it's a track bike. No need to spend a lot of money on it.
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I've got some plastics that need to be repainted this winter. I'll probably just wet sand and then rattle can the plastics as it's a track bike. No need to spend a lot of money on it.
Yeah if that were the case that's all I would do too. A little Krylon and Id be done, lol.

But not for the street.
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Yeah if that were the case that's all I would do too. A little Krylon and Id be done, lol.

But not for the street.
To be honest, the paint job on the R1 looks streetable. Not sure if it was painted at home or professionally.
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To be honest, the paint job on the R1 looks streetable. Not sure if it was painted at home or professionally.
That's cool. But I'm still just too picky.

I'm still buying brand new OEM fairings, lol.
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Do it your self. I am sure you know some one with a compressor and a paint gun. I have used their products before and its a great color match. http://www.colorrite.com


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