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    '86 R80RT Paint 'n stuff

    Got a bunch of parts back from the paint shop today...
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    More candy

    The fade and pinstripes came out better than I expected
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    Fairing

    The fairing's been delayed. A little touch-up was called for but you can see where it's going. I'll have it on Monday.
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    Da-ang Mike, this guy can paint!
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    Where did you have it done? Nice job!

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    Cost?

    Can you let us know about how much it all cost?

    I am thinking of doing mine and want to do some comparison.

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    The Painter

    Greg Hutchinson (some sort of MOA Ambassador with a Man Cave) pointed me to Rod'z Body Shop in Belmont, CA. Greg's had numerous paint jobs done there before but most of those guys didn't raid their kid's crayon box before going in. http://www.rodzbodyshop.com/

    I showed Rod 2-tone R90 tanks and he said "aw man, I can't do that. That was back when they were using solvent based paints. All I can do is a hard line." I said, ok, let's just go stock red with pinstripes. At that point Rod said "Well, let me see what I can do. If you don't like it I'll paint it all red." He trusted his instincts and got a sweet result.


    Price? Hmm... Overbudget, yes. Satisfaction level - the meter pegged out a while ago. Wait till you see it all put together.
    Mike

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    Cost

    Paint's going to be around 2K. What can I say? I live in California...

    I go rattlecan on my FJ40 but that's another animal.

    Mike McGrath
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lmo1131 View Post
    Da-ang Mike, this guy can paint!
    I can nitpick, but just not right now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAS View Post
    Where did you have it done? Nice job!
    http://www.rodzbodyshop.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmylee View Post
    Can you let us know about how much it all cost?

    I am thinking of doing mine and want to do some comparison.
    2K. California OUCH! Art hurts sometimes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikefj40 View Post
    Greg Hutchinson (some sort of MOA Ambassador with a Man Cave) pointed me to Rod'z Body Shop in Belmont, CA.
    Hey Mike, you're a local (so to speak)--except you're on the Peninsula (most likely), while I'm out in the East Bay. Anyway, paint looks great.
    Jeff in W.C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikefj40 View Post
    2K. California OUCH! Art hurts sometimes...
    It's about half what you'd pay at Holt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 88bmwJeff View Post
    Hey Mike, you're a local (so to speak)--except you're on the Peninsula (most likely), while I'm out in the East Bay. Anyway, paint looks great.
    Jeff, I'm over in San Carlos, halfway between SF and SJ. Thanks for the compliment about the paint. Can't wait to ride again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    It's about half what you'd pay at Holt.
    Wow. Remind me to never go there.

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