How much does it cost to paint your Motorcycle ?
There is no set price for how much a motorcycle paint job will cost. Many variables to consider and what is right for you in price and quality. The price of your paint job will depend on what you need painted, how difficult the job will be such as intricate designs. Here we’ll explain the different costs for different paint jobs.
-The brand of paint you decide to use and the brand of the motorcycle you want painted will dictate how much it will cost to do it yourself, or hire a professional.
– Low quality paint will obviously cost less, paints for brands such as Harley and BMW will cost a lot more than their budget friendly counterparts like Suzuki and Honda.
-If you’re going to hire a professional, take the parts that you want off your bike and sand away the paint yourself, it will save you a lot of money when you receive the quote. Half the the job will be sanding off the old paint so it’s ready for the new coat.
General prices for each option you can choose and what is involved.
- Regular paint job $300-$1500
- Custom Paint Job cost ? $600 – $3000
- Custom Painted Fairing kit ordered from a factory $500 – $700
- DIY, Repaint it in your own garage ? $100-$500
How much will a regular paint job for my bike cost?
If you’ve decided to hire a professional it’s a pretty simple process, a regular paint job will cost between $300 and $1500 depending on how much of the bike you’re wanting painted. There are a few things to remember such as how much you’re charged will depend on the paint quality that is used, ask what paint they use and fact check the brand that they’re not using some shabby knock off.
The cost of the job will greatly depend on if you bring the entire bike or the fairings and tank sanded down without any paint left of them. The most time consuming part of the job is removing all the paint. If you turn up with your entire bike at the shop it’s going to cost a lot more for you compared if you do half the job at home.
How much will a custom paint job for my bike cost? $600-$3000
If you’re looking to catch eyeballs as you fly by and have cash to spare, a custom paint job is for you. It will generally cost between $600 and $3000 depending on what you’re wanting but this means you can get whatever designs you want done on the bike. I’ve seen some pretty crazy designs on peoples tanks and it can be just about anything you want.
Now the same rules apply as DIY and a regular paint job. If you turn up with the entire bike at the shop it’s gonna cost more, than if you take the parts off that you want painted and sand them down yourself. Double check the paint brands the shop uses so you don’t get sharked, and depending on the bike brand, e.g harley. It may just cost more.
How much does a Custom Painted Aftermarket kit cost? $550 – $750
If you’re looking for specific designs, like a picture of a character for example then you won’t be able to order a fairing kit. If you’re looking for any type of colour scheme or just a regular paint job then you’re in luck as ordering an aftermarket fairing kit is by far your best option.
Now of course you must order from a reputable supplier, as you don’t want to purchase anything that’s cheap and crappy. A fairing kit will be cheaper than going to a professional to repaint a full kit. It will be just a little more than painting it yourself and the quality of the fairing and the paint will be that of a professional. Now I know you’re thinking but how do I know if they’re quality fairings or not? Well we wrote a guide on how to choose the correct fairing supplier to buy from.
DIY, Repaint your bike in your own garage $100-$500
Depending on how much you wanted painted, doing the paint yourself will run you between $100-$500 if you’re on a tight budget. The quality could be on par to that of a professional or a new aftermarket fairing kit if….. You’re good enough. On the same token you could completely mess it up and have to start again from scratch.
The largest cost for a DIY job is going to be the paint you purchase, tools may or may not be needed depending on what you’re doing. If you’re using custom metal decals the price is going to be a lot more unless they’re already designed, vinyl, metal or plastic decals.
The brand of paint and the motorcycle you want painted will obviously decide how much it will cost to do it yourself or have a professional. Low quality paint will obviously cost less. furthermore paints for brands such as Harkey and BMW cost a lot more than the more common budget bikes such as Suzuki or Honda.
Painting your bike is definitely doable but you do need the right tools and knowledge, follow a trusted guide, when it comes to repainting a motorcycle yourself. You need to be patient and not cut corners. The key is to try practice with the paint gun if you can, painting a motorcycle is something most people should be able to do if they follow the right steps.
So those are your options, if you’re looking for some custom designs then going to a professional is your best bet, if its a regular paint job or something simple ordering an aftermarket fairing kit is best or simply seeing a professional if you’re willing to spend extra. If you trust your skills why not do it yourself?