Re: Paint job price???
I used to sling paint for side money in my garage (shhhh, dont tell the EPA) and a regular full faired sportbike would be $600-800 for a single color with prep, prime, seal, base, clear and cut and buff. Granted I did not have huge overhead to pay for. My paint work came out nearly perfect (because if it wasn't, I would redo it until it was - im anal retentive like that) and many people told me that was too cheap. My cost was usually about $275-350 in paint because I used quality urethane paints, not always the best, but not cheap either. Could go cheaper but the color and durability suffered usually. I took a lot of pride in my work though and for me wasn't about getting rich, but more so being able to admire my own work knowing I did that.
The LT has AT LEAST double, if not more, surface area than that of a sport bike. I would likely be in the $1500-2000 range for a job like that. I know shops with guys that do amazing paint work that would be in the 3-5K range, but would also produce a show-quality finish.
I plan to shoot my LT next spring. Seems it would take at least 1.5 to 2 quarts sprayable material (1 qt un-reduced) at a minimum depending on the color and coverage.
$800 seems WAY too cheap. That sounds like it would be a scuff and shoot job. You don't want that.
Justin - Las Vegas, NV
"Never do anything that you wouldn't want to have to explain to the paramedics"
2002 Honda RC51 "Tia"
1999 BMW K1200LT "Elsa"
2006 Kawasaki EX250 Scrambler "Vyrus"
1983 Honda V45 Magna "Mini-Maggie"