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    WesPeterson
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    painting

    Dinged my tank today while cleaning it out. I might use this as an excuse to get the bike repainted (tank, s-fairing, fender, battery covers) - what is the price range for getting something like this done? And pinstriping too.

    Thanks.

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    James.A
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    I got nicked $600 for a tank and both fenders on my R75/5 last spring. It was a non-stock, expensive paint.(house of color-Cadillac pearl white) tape pinstripes, and I'm not terribly happy with the result. If you know a top shelf body man you could get a dent picked out for about $40 or so. You wouldn't believe what a highly skilled practitioner can do. I would never consider touching the original hand striped paint on my wifes R75/5. Once it's gone, it's gone.

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    Route 66 Missouri gstom's Avatar
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    Hand pinstripes

    On my 1971 /5, my son-in-law shot the paint for me, so I was only out the cost of materials- around $100 if I recall.

    I took the tank and fenders to a custom hot rod painter in Tulsa who is known simply as "Wizard". He hand painted the stripes and did a super job. I think I paid $125 or $150 for the striping.

    $600 for a complete job doesn't seem too far out of line.

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    dlearl476
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    Re: painting

    Originally posted by Wes
    Dinged my tank today while cleaning it out. I might use this as an excuse to get the bike repainted (tank, s-fairing, fender, battery covers) - what is the price range for getting something like this done? And pinstriping too.

    Thanks.
    If the dent didn't scratch the paint, definately try "paintless dent removal" first. Even if it did, a bit of touch up paint will do the trick. But then, if you're just looking for a reason to repaint....

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    leave my monkey alone LORAZEPAM's Avatar
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    Here is a guy that paints bikes in your area, if you are interested.

    http://www.tristatecyclefinishes.com/restoration.html
    Gale Smith
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