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We have a very talented painter here in Tallahassee. His bike's take peoples choice just about every time he puts his up for judging. When I took my bike to his shop and pull up on that big rumbling 502, he just about had a cow. He knew that it was the big block and couldn't stop talking about it. I told him that I wanted to get a new paint job. We discussed what I had in mind and with the exception of the base color, I gave him a free hand to do what he wants. He will do a sample board and let me look at it first.

He was so excited about this that he said that he would do the job for $1,500.00 TOTAL. He knows that his paint job will be showcased on this bike and can't wait to get started. The only down side is that he is very booked up and has scheduled this work for after bike week. :(

I can't wait to see what he comes up with. You should see some of the bikes he has painted. He puts about 10 or 12 coats of clear on his work and uses only the good stuff. He is good with gold and silver leaf also.

It will be a few weeks before he gets started but I'll take pictures of the sample board and get your opinions and suggestions.
 

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:D OOOOHHHH Rick, You have truly been bitten by the snake bike. Your like the rest of us. See it ....gotta have it. Reminds me of a song.....
" You've only just Begun" !!!!!!! Can't wait to see what the final result is, actualy, I can't wait to see ya at the Boss Hoss Rally in Dyersburg. There, you can see all kinds of stuff to spend your dough on. Its hard to keep up with some of the things these guys do to their rides. My biggest fear would be to pick a painter for my bike....but you made the leap.
I'm starting to think back about the time you were first looking..... here's some quotes...."wife said, after I sell the other one, then you can get it!"........ Can't swing 2 payments........we really can't afford this.... Do I really need this?...NOW we're into ...Accessories, whats the most popular one.....now the next big leap........NEW PAINT JOB...... your in this for life Rick. All I can say is.....we only go around once and we all get our shot at dying, enjoy every second and don't look back! I'm really happy to read about your journey with the Boss Hoss. I see a couple of others on the board are thinking to make the journey also. Yahoooooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! Steve :) :shock: :D
 

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:D OOOOHHHH Rick, You have truly been bitten by the snake bike. Your like the rest of us. See it ....gotta have it. Reminds me of a song.....
" You've only just Begun" !!!!!!! Can't wait to see what the final result is, actualy, I can't wait to see ya at the Boss Hoss Rally in Dyersburg. There, you can see all kinds of stuff to spend your dough on. Its hard to keep up with some of the things these guys do to their rides. My biggest fear would be to pick a painter for my bike....but you made the leap.
I'm starting to think back about the time you were first looking..... here's some quotes...."wife said, after I sell the other one, then you can get it!"........ Can't swing 2 payments........we really can't afford this.... Do I really need this?...NOW we're into ...Accessories, whats the most popular one.....now the next big leap........NEW PAINT JOB...... your in this for life Rick. All I can say is.....we only go around once and we all get our shot at dying, enjoy every second and don't look back! I'm really happy to read about your journey with the Boss Hoss. I see a couple of others on the board are thinking to make the journey also. Yahoooooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! Steve :) :shock: :D
Steve....Yep, I caught the bug real bad. I mess with it just about every day and at least polish something. Yesterday it was the rest of the rear brake caliper and the rear brake reservoir. I also lowered the rear of the bike about 1". I don't know how this will effect the ride yet. It was late when I adjusted the rear shocks. The bike is looking better and better. It was pretty neglected for quite some time, but she's shinin' up real nice. The new paint job should be the final touch.

Hey, when is the Boss Hoss Rally in Dyersburg?
 

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We have a very talented painter here in Tallahassee. His bike's take peoples choice just about every time he puts his up for judging. When I took my bike to his shop and pull up on that big rumbling 502, he just about had a cow. He knew that it was the big block and couldn't stop talking about it. I told him that I wanted to get a new paint job. We discussed what I had in mind and with the exception of the base color, I gave him a free hand to do what he wants. He will do a sample board and let me look at it first.

He was so excited about this that he said that he would do the job for $1,500.00 TOTAL. He knows that his paint job will be showcased on this bike and can't wait to get started. The only down side is that he is very booked up and has scheduled this work for after bike week. :(

I can't wait to see what he comes up with. You should see some of the bikes he has painted. He puts about 10 or 12 coats of clear on his work and uses only the good stuff. He is good with gold and silver leaf also.

It will be a few weeks before he gets started but I'll take pictures of the sample board and get your opinions and suggestions.


Hi Ricky

I was in AZ at there bike week with a friend and we were admiring Jessie James bikes at his display. There were two really good looking bikes there (more than two) but these two would catch your eye. My friend ask me which one I liked the best so I told him but I liked the color best on the other one. He ask me the difference in the two.
Long story short the one had the frame painted the same color with the other a black frame.
When I got home I stripped my bike down and had the frame painted the same color and what a difference. If you can have the frame painted the same color do it.
I have seen some really good looking Boss Hoss's but the best looking have the frames painted the same color.
Just food for thought.

Adrian
 

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Adrian,

Yeah, I've always thought that a custom paint job needed the frame included. But, I really don't want to take my bike completely apart at this point. Later on, if something goes bad wrong and I have to pull the engine, then I'll consider it.

I've only had my bike for one month and the winters here are generally mild (uh oh...another beer for Steve) so I don't have to put my bike up for the cold months. This paint job is going to deprive me more that I already care for. But, I guess I'll suffer through it. :D
 

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Polishing Calipers

Ricky;

What tools and chems are you using to polish components of your Boss?

Amature question, but the day I'm too bone-headed to learn, I need to quit.

Till recently, I rode my Boss continously, rain or shine, and she needs some attention, especially now that I have some personal down time.

Thanks, Ride Safe.

HAWK88
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Re: Polishing Calipers

HAWK88 said:
Ricky;

What tools and chems are you using to polish components of your Boss?

Amature question, but the day I'm too bone-headed to learn, I need to quit.

Till recently, I rode my Boss continously, rain or shine, and she needs some attention, especially now that I have some personal down time.

Thanks, Ride Safe.

HAWK88
Jack Phillips
Hey Jack,

The product that I find the most effective is "Mothers Billet". It comes as a paste and is safe on Chrome as well. It makes aluminum billet (with a smooth surface) shine like chrome. Busa Dave recommended it and it works better than expected. It does take a little elbow grease and time but the wheels, brake calipers, swing arm tips, and very dirty chrome parts are looking better than new.

To keep everything shining as good as they do after polishing, I've been using Honda polish. This comes in a spray can and is a miracle in a can. You don't need water, or have to wash the bike first (unless you have clumps of mud on your bike), just a couple of towels and the polish. It keeps the polished aluminum very shinny, it is safe for cleaning the windshield (even helps rain sheet off better) and makes chrome shine as good as the finish allows. I also use the Honda polish on my helmet shield for when it rains.

You can find "Mothers" products in any Auto Zone and Lamont can tell you where to find the Honda polish. All Honda dealers have it and I even saw some on the shelf at our local Harley Davidson dealership (supprised). HondaDirectLine has it the cheapest. One can of the spray will last you for about 3 or 4 cleanings depending on how dirty your bike is.

I'm sure everyone has some "stuff" they find works well. This is working well for me. Hope this helps.
 
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