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Anybody have any idea how it should cost to paint an 86 Aspy? I have the paint, but don't know how much would be a reasonable price to pay for the labor. Any ideas would be appreciated.
that still would depend on several things,are you going to take all the parts off the mc,if the painter still has to supply the thinner,masking paper,tape,do the sanding etc i am sure it would be in the $600 to $900 range,skimping here is not an option

you might want to see if any of your local schools do this as part of their vocational school programs
I would suspect 20 to 30 hours of labor at whatever rate is standard in your area.
I would think that is just the labor to prep and paint.
It would not include dis-assembly and re-assembly.

Although the surface area is immensely smaller than that of a car, the smallness is what causes more labor hours because of the number of angles, no large body panels.

And remember, our bike's bodies are not made of metal so the prep is going to be different.

I do know, a friend of mine who has painted just a couple of Japanese street bikes, swears he will not paint another bike. He claimed it was too much work.

You may want to look for a painter familiar with plastic and with the paint you already bought or they may practice with your plastic, with your paint and your dime.

Do your homework before throwing down your John Hancock.

One other suggestion is to contract to have your bike painted during the slow season.

-Ride On