free 'cause i sponsor the lad.... and he keeps smashing it to fickin bits (two offs in two meetings neither of which were his fault (I was there and had to watch some sgraggy ass backmarker t-bone the front 6 in a wild out braking dive))
I'm based up nurf in hull .... booked solid for the next month at least.... and proud to say i'm s!$% hot at what i do.
happy t give advice and point you in the right direction.
this isn't a tout for work as i have far too much to do and it's a pain in the arse doing long distance jobs but if you need proper advice on how to paint it yourself or on what to expect when looking for the right person to do the job then all you have to do is ask!!
it's the same amount of work to do a colour change as the full panel has to be prepped for laquer regardless. The price sounds about right for a single colour plus decals (i stencil on in paint as decals are an expensive pain in the ass). depending on the amount of damage i would charge between 6 and 8 hundred for that job but i would also hand the job back with at least as high quality as standard factory paint.
Have you seen other examples of the guys work (in the flesh as photo's hide a multitude of sins)??
what colour is the bike???? if it is strontium yellow then get the colour changed as it is one of those impossible to match colours .... if it is any other colour you should be able to get just the one panel matched for no more than 150 quid and you are sorted. I would say haggle a bit with him (as a lot of my customers seem to try) but then again i have started telling customers that they get what they pay for and to come back in a month or two when they have saved the extra cash.
There is a hell of a lot of work involved in painting a bike properly and labour on bikes is no longer cheap with them now being luxury items as opposed to cheap forms of transport.
the only way to get it done right without a very lucky day in the spraybooth is to have the full bike done and i would strongly advise not going for strontium as you may end up in the same position should you be unfortunate enough to scratch it again. I have painted strontium yellow about five times now and the nearest i have got to a match is bloody close but not exact. There is a pearl yellow which lotus elises were painted in which is just as nice a colour and a lot easier to match if you want to keep it yellow.... i'll find out the name and code tomorrow for you .... think it is something like spice yellow but i will have to check.
this was the photoshop of it and the customer changed his mind at last minute and got the black and white reversed..... didn't want it to look like a pack of mints but that is all i see when i look at it now!!!! customer was chuffed to bits and the bike looks ace..... if you like extra strong mints!!!
I can't really think what colour I would like, I do like the darker orange colour of the new Daytonas but that's not really different. Maybe I should try and convince my company to pay for the respray in return for it being done in their colours with decals! not likely and their colour is a disgusting green so maybe not the best idea lol
I'm not a fan of the race replica, something with a metal flake effect or similar could be good but I guess even more money!
and unfortunately if you scratch it it's a full respray to repair .... special finishes do look cool as but the bike ends up getting wrapped in cotton wool so it doesn't get scratched .... i usually charge about 1500 for special finishes as the prep needs to be 100% perfect and there is no chance of correcting a fcuk up. some of the new fine xyralic finishes are pretty sexy and versatile enough to match relatively easily
bmw rubinschwarz being a nice sexy black with a red cryatal flare in the sun ..... v sexy
not at all my man .... should come in at budget and is an easy enough colour to blend out if a spot repair is needed. As such it isn't really a special finish and for the amount of paint used the materials cost should only go up by about ten or twenty quid.
does look rather yummy though .... black until the sun hits it and then it is still black but with a very subtle shimmer.
If you can live with it till the end of the season as it is (or a couple of months to clear the backlog) I'll do it for you for £650 (extra 50 for logistics)seeing as you are a tt'er. we'll have to meet half way transport wise but tbh it can be couriered to me as it don't matter if it gets scratched in transit before it is painted. the turnaround time will be 3-4 weeks as i am a full time dad during the day and work nights to keep the business afloat until young betty is old enough to rub down panels during the day!! (enforced child labour is ok if you love them at the same time). gives you a while to save up and you will be saving money and getting work from another perfectionist.
alternatively it may be worth your while contacting pa on here as he is another reputable (from people on this site and i'm sure others outside it) painter too. based lancs i think.
or i will advise and offer help for free all day long.
My 595 was scrotum yellow & I decided to spray it red I used fords radiant red as its really easy to get so any mishaps can easily be fixed .The main thing with the red bikes is to get the correct decals with the silver centers & black out line as they set thecolour off well . I got mine from ragegraphics.co.uk & they did a nice job of the decals .Theres a couple of pics on my profile of how it came out if you want a look Just checked the pic out my self & remembered I also sprayed the frame satin black & polished the frlat bits around the swing arm spindle just to help set the red off a bit .God knows how I forgot Id stripped the entire bike down to its frame to spay it .lol
I'll bear that in mind pwalo! I'm perhaps going to pop up to the local place tomorrow and see what sort of service they offer, time scales etc, and think about whether they're worth 80000 of my hard earned pence.