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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 03-02-2007, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking of painting my bike

I've been thinking of painting my bike... I really don't like the navy blue it is now... I want something that's a little more vibrant... I'm thinking of a Candy Red... like a Dark red... but the 07's are that way... so painting it like that would be kind of a waste... I want it to be unique...

So I'm asking for suggestions... I've even thought about painting it SAFETY ORANGE... it'd stick out... and I've yet to see anyone with one that color... (Joe Dirt's is close)

another question is about cost... for those of you who've painted your bikes... how much did it run you? I have a friend who's gonna paint it for me... (I hope) and I just want to get an Idea of what a paint job normally would cost?
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the cost depends on how fancy you want it. im a bodyman so i change my bike color like my undies!. reds are a little more expensive but not much. I usually use omni or transtar or r-m paints and clears. omnis cheep but it lasts on a bike. word to the wise though pick a color of a car or truck you like and have it mixed, that way if for some reeason you damaged the bike you can match it w/out havin a whole repaint. id prolly charge around 6-7 hundred for a single color sportbike. im kinda a neat freak though. keep on the look out b/c im gonna post pics of my freshly painted 929 soon. black and burnt orange. solid orange is a safe and good color though.this is the before pic

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Dude I think sfety oringe would be cool as hell. It would be unique as well I really like that idea. I have a friend that painted his old datsun school bus yellow because he got the paint for free it was tits...

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im gonna try to get the pic of my sv650 w/ the airtech atx kit on it. that one i painted neon orange! it ffaded w/in a year but it was sweet! ill do some diggin.

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Dude I think sfety oringe would be cool as hell. It would be unique as well I really like that idea. I have a friend that painted his old datsun school bus yellow because he got the paint for free it was tits...
Yeah more and more I'm leaning that way... I was thinking of doing Safty orange with Matte black checks... like this
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Yeah more and more I'm leaning that way... I was thinking of doing Safty orange with Matte black checks... like this
hells yeah...

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or you could go like our favorite hero......go pink.

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or you could go like our favorite hero......go pink.
that would make it hard to sell though
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that would make it hard to sell though
naw man that would just raise the value.

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not sure, but i think im gona do a little lime green on my bike, black n lime green look awsome together,
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not sure, but i think im gona do a little lime green on my bike, black n lime green look awsome together,





pink is the real way to go.......or you can go mustard yellow...with pokka dots.

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hey now, green isnt gay
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hey now, green isnt gay
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that green and black actually sounds tight

I'm just razing Ebbs

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that green and black actually sounds tight

I'm just razing Ebbs
actually your razing Marko for having a pink bike
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actually your razing Marko for having a pink bike
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its "redish".

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not sure, but i think im gona do a little lime green on my bike, black n lime green look awsome together,
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u goin to put a kawi color on a zook

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