Don’t Take Chances Painting Your Motorcycle

Don’t Take Chances Painting Your Motorcycle

Building a custom motorcycle is one of the coolest activities you can under take, and even if you are a novice builder with the right tools and parts you can accomplish building a custom motorcycle just like the pros. The only step in building a custom motorcycle that truly takes professional level skills and experience is painting your bike.

There are plenty of DIY how to websites that offer simple step by step instructions on prepping your motorcycle for paint, but when it comes to actually painting your motorcycle you should leave this task to a professional.

If you are building an old school bobber and plan on an equally old school single color paint job, and if you are willing to go to school on the job then this might be the perfect time to learn how to paint, however if you want an extreme custom paint job to make your sexy new custom build then this is a job for a pro.

Footwork is one of the most valuable parts of building a custom motorcycle and just like you did some research and price shopping on buying your parts you should do the same when looking for a qualified painter for your custom motorcycle. You can start by asking some of your friends for recommendations, once you find the right painter then it is all about working out a deal that will get your bike that slick custom pant you want while saving as much money as possible.

You can save yourself some serious cash of you do the prep work before you drop your parts off, and also keep in mind if you just drop off your fully assembled bike at the painters shop you can expect him to charge you to tear down and reassemble your motorcycle, so by doing the legwork you can safe yourself some cash.

If you are planning on adding custom molding before you have your bike panted then do yourself a favor and don’t skimp on cheap parts like your oil bag or fenders. While saving as much money as possible is important, the extra time and money you will spend later to fix issues on those cheap parts.

If you want to be able to paint like a pro then it is going to take some practice, so you can hone your skills by practicing on a junk gas tank or fender until you build your skills enough to undertake your first paint job.

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