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I am meeting with a painter tomorrow so that all my bodywork is done before the bike gets here. I am looking to do a Covette theme in Corvette red with a checkered flag along the bottom.

What is a reasonable amount of money to spend? I'm noticing that when you have a BH, you seem to get charged more money for everything...

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Hey, my paint cost about 45K, but it came with a bike. :lol:

Not sure, but I have seen 3k to 7k for some of them. I find you get what you pay for. I would only take it to someone that has painted some other Boss bikes before. I here that the plastic panels take something different that steel.

I would also PUT THE BODYWORK ON THE BIKE FIRST to make sure it fits well. They should need some trimming and fit work before painting. Make sure that the seat pan sits on top of the rear finder just right. It should touch all the way around. If not it will mess the paint up fast. Also, make sure that you can get the seat pan off without scratching the back edge of the tank. You may need to trim the front of the pan some.

What ever you pay for the paint, it's worth doing right.

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I'll second what Rick says...........make sure you prefit the panels before you give them to the body shop. The side panels almost always have to be trimmed at the bottom front corners around the pivot bolts and amek sure the rear of the sidepanels are trimmed up high enough so that your swingarm has full travel without hitting them.

Another good idea is to redrill your mounting holes in the panels to one drill bit larger. It makes installing them so much easier when you get them back and for servicing.

The plastic side panels and fenders need a specific primer inorder for the paint to stick........

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If it's a new bike and never been painted the cost is more because of the body work needed. I just got mine back and because the original paint was bad I had to have all the pieces stripped. The new paint is four colors and I paid $2877 for it. A friend had his painted and his base was good so he got by with less than 2 grand.

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When I was in Daytona last week I saw a Beautiful paint job on a Harley, when I asked the owner about it he said that the paint job cost him more than the Brand New Fat Boy he had it put on. Then he said “ Don’t even ask about the chrome!”

In other words a paint job can cost however much you want it to.

But I also agree with Rick in that 3K-5K can buy you a Fantastic paint job if the painter knows his stuff.

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Speaking of paint....I was suppose to take my bike in for a new paint job this week, but I talked to the painter at lunch today and he said that it will be three more weeks before he can get to it. This guy does some incredible work on bikes and I've been waiting since the first of the year for my appointment. Shoot! Dang! and Dad-Gum-IT-ALL!
 

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Here's something on Mosa's bike

The options on this include: - a $3,700 DeanDesigns Paint Job


2000 - 2002 Boss Hoss ZZ430 -- 'American Fire'
The Paintjob itself was over $5,000.


2004 Big Block Pick-Up Trike 'Nightmare'
The artistry, fabrication and hand drawing took over 6 weeks to create and cost
$10,000 more than normal.


2001 Big Block '57 Chevy Trike -- 'The Marauder'
$6,500 DeanDeaigns Paint


"2000 BOSS HOSS
$4,000.DEAN PAINT JOB."


NEW 2004 Boss Hoss V8 cycle
- $5,000 custom paint job


2002 502 Boss Hoss
Chris Cruz mega-custom! Stretch gas tank, $10,000 paint job
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GRUMPY said:
I'll second what Rick says...........make sure you prefit the panels before you give them to the body shop. The side panels almost always have to be trimmed at the bottom front corners around the pivot bolts and amek sure the rear of the sidepanels are trimmed up high enough so that your swingarm has full travel without hitting them.
The dealer told me today that he didn't want to send the bodywork out for paint until he fitted it on the exact bike that it is going to go on. The bike is not going to be here until the end of March. The paint is going to take 3 to 4 weeks. I'm really disappointed. I was told before I ordered the bike that the jig that the dealer had to hold the bodywork together was adequate to align and trim the parts. I guess not.

Does anybody have a 502 tank and bodywork that they are ready to sell so that I don't have to wait a month before I ride my bike?...

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Definitely agree with all the posts on this subject. I purchased a complete set of "skins" for my 2001 502 back in January. Pre-fitted all the parts. Sure enough had to trim and tweak a few of the parts (tank, side panels and seat pan) to get the desired fit. I hope to pick up my new paint set before the end of this month.

As far as a painter goes, you’re best bet is someone that has experience painting Hosses, particularly if you are looking for graphics, flames etc, that need to flow with the lines of the bike. I am using Kenny Dean in VA. He does a majority of the paint schemes for Mountain BH. Excellent work, creative and an all around decent guy to work with.

jr4488 - I will have a complete set available for sale but it will likely be a few weeks. Pearl white with blue/purple iridescent tribal flames. Chrome dash etc. If you would like to see some pics, shoot me an email at [email protected].

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johnnyjman said:
Definitely agree with all the posts on this subject. I purchased a complete set of "skins" for my 2001 502 back in January. Pre-fitted all the parts. Sure enough had to trim and tweak a few of the parts (tank, side panels and seat pan) to get the desired fit. I hope to pick up my new paint set before the end of this month.

As far as a painter goes, you’re best bet is someone that has experience painting Hosses, particularly if you are looking for graphics, flames etc, that need to flow with the lines of the bike. I am using Kenny Dean in VA. He does a majority of the paint schemes for Mountain BH. Excellent work, creative and an all around decent guy to work with.

jr4488 - I will have a complete set available for sale but it will likely be a few weeks. Pearl white with blue/purple iridescent tribal flames. Chrome dash etc. If you would like to see some pics, shoot me an email at [email protected].

John
John,

I know that paint jobs can cost as much as you want, but can you give some idea how much Kenny Dean is charging and what he's doing?
 
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