Seems a little high I had my track bike painted minus the gas tank 3 color paint scheme for $500. Not a cheap shop either it's all Lamborghini and high end cars there. On the other hand a friend of mine had his street bike painted all one color at another shop and he paid $700, although there was a lot of runs and imperfections inDid you get the fairings back from carboncat yet?? And I'm curious...what's he charging you? (you can PM me if you don't want to say it out here)
I got quoted $400 to do my fairings & tank at my local paint shop..and that was with me doing the prep work and wet sanding and polishing after, which I think is pretty high considering I'm doing a lot of the work.
I agree TJ people have no idea what it costs. Prep is one thing but taping and buff just as long most times. I am done with taking jobs that are self prepped. Few people know the materials cost, I find even fewer know what prep should look like. I am sure you see it too? FYI folks NO new race fairings are "paint ready" I dont care what they said. THEY LIE or just dont know.I'm not going to talk prices , but there's a big difference in price from track body work to street.
Track can be a 8/10 and look waaaaay to nice for a track bike , while street has to be perfect, every part top to bottom. That's where the price difference comes.
And to say the parts are going to be prepped "ready to go" is never the case, the labour isn't the expensive part , it really is the materials, a quart of waterborne base coat (pearl) is nearly 250 dollars now!
On my paint station, I have 25 pearls alone.this is only 3/4 of the paint station needed in today's world of colors
That's a trick used by many that do porting on aluminum heads. That's how I discovered it.i have a die grinder and carbide bur you can use. just let me know.
marc's tip of the day, use atf to lube a carbide bur when grinding aluminium. this prevents the tool from getting gummed up.