Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the more commonly asked questions regarding our Motorcycle Custom Paint services...

Every project is unique, so if your question isn't addressed here, please don't hesitate to call or Contact Us.

FAQ's

Q. How much does it cost to custom paint my motorcycle?

 

A. This is by far our most commonly asked question...

It's similar in essence to asking 'how much does a car cost?' There are far too many variables involved to offer a simple dollar amount answer. The number of parts, current condition of parts, color(s) and steps required for your project are all factors involved in estimating what your custom refinish will end up costing. We can give you a 'best guess' estimate based on our experience with similar projects and the description you provide of your particular project but every job is performed on a time and material basis.

A basic rule-of-thumb is 20-30 hours for a three-piece tank and fender set and 40-60 hours for a bagger.

There's also the average of $500 per part which usually gets you in the ballpark but again, shape, size, condition and the quantity of material used will determine the final price.

To see our service rates and assist in estimating a budget please visit our Price Guides page or Contact Us for an estimate.

 

Q. Do you offer financing?  What form of payment do you accept?

 

A. No, we do not currently offer financing. All projects are COD. We'll accept personal checks, cash, cashiers checks or money orders. Credit cards can be accepted for a small merchant fee.

 

Q. Do I have to have my bike disassembled?

 

A. Yes. In order to achieve a high quality refinish, each individual part is prepped and fully re-coated on all surfaces. Such an upper level of quality requires each component of the bike be completely stripped of all hardware and assembly fasteners.

 

Q. Do you offer 'turn-key' service?

 

A. In some cases, yes. We have experience disassembling and reassembling many makes and models' motorcycle body panels but are limited to a certain mechanical level plus the shop space is relatively small so we don't have a lot of room to store bikes or other vehicles. We do prefer your bike be disassembled by a highly skilled and/or certified mechanic of your choice. Our expertise lies in custom refinishing and not within mechanical aspects. If you need assistance with finding a shop to work on your bike, we have many resources available and can direct you to the most qualified shop for your particular project.

 

Q. How long will you have my parts?

 

A. Our standard turnaround is 4-6 weeks on most full refinish projects. That can vary with our current work load. We operate on a first-come-first-served basis and must have your parts on site in order to place them in the rotation which will get your project completed in the most timely manner.

 

Q. Can you match my CVO or custom color?

 

A. Yes. If there is no color code or formula available then we can scan and develop a 'best match' color for your project. Many of our Aftermarket  Parts projects have had color matches done.

 

Q. Can you match my matte or flat finish?

 

A. Yes, we use the same products that many of the OEM's use. We have perfected the application process of the elusive Harley 'denim' finish which many other motorcycle manufacturers have adopted as well on several different makes and models.

 

Q. Do you paint plastic parts?

 

A. Yes, we do...we use a 3-step adhesion promoting process to prep all plastic components. Once they are thoroughly prepped and cleaned they are painted and finished with the same products and process applied to the rest of the project.

 

Q. Do you repair damaged parts?

 

A. Absolutely...this is a large percentage of our business. From small dents and dings to major fiberglass or plastic rebuilding we have the ability and experience to repair just about any damage within reason. In some cases it's more economical to replace parts with extreme damage. Small nicks and chips are addressed and resurfaced prior to any custom refinish. Please visit our Repair & Restoration gallery to view some of our repair work.

 

Q. Do you only paint motorcycles?

 

A. No...we offer many other coating solutions for almost any type of project that requires a high quality, durable finish. We have extensive experience with custom refinishing on many other projects including cars, trucks, helmets, musical instuments and all types of accessories, plus custom signs and firearms to name a few...

 

Q. Can you paint parts other than body panels?

 

A. YES! We offer several different coating solutions for your refinish project.

We can Powder Coat most any metal component as long as it can withstand 400 degrees F

and will fit in our 8' oven.

For High Temperature applications, such as exhaust systems and other engine components we use Cerakote and Zycoat products. These products are extremely durable up to 2000 degrees F!

 

Q. Do you offer a guarantee?

 

A. Yes, we do...we're so confident in our products and craftsmanship that we'll warrant against product failure for up to five years from the point of completion on body panels refinished with our automotive refinish products. (Some restrictions apply but are not limited to those listed). We can't warrant against standard road wear or damage caused from collisions, negligence, circumstances beyond our control or any act of God...

Other coatings such as powder coating and high temperature coatings that are subjected to extreme service are warranted against failure for 90 days from the date of completion.

 

Q. How long have you been in business?

 

A. Our experience with automotive refinish products began in the early 90's and 'CC Custom Graphics' was founded in 2003. For 15 years we have been producing high quality custom finishes. There have been numerous 'custom painters' come and go but we have stood tried and true to our core values and principles with no sign of letting up.

 

Q. Where are you located and what are your hours of operation?

 

A. We're currently operating in a home-based shop in Parkville, MO. Soon we'll be moving to an industrial location just outside of downtown Parkville. Our business hours are 9-6 M-F and operate on an appointment only basis. We can be reached at (816)-916-4995.

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