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hey yall,
kind of smitten at the new 2020 pearlblue/white two tone.

not including the labor to pull the feners/tank, how much youthink that would cost a reputable paint shop?
best guess

also, is the white on the two tone fenders/tank on the new 2020 the same white on the grey /white 12'?

was wondering how hard is to do that as a DIY, unless i really need a booth, seriously thinkin bout it.
Thanks!
 

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I agree that color combination is eye catching.
2020 Phantom Blue / Pearl Blizzard White
2012 Meteor Gray / Polar White
Do not recommend doing paint yourself, unless you have the proper equipment and expertise. Not terribly expensive to have it professionally done.
My friend just had his Harley tank and fenders painted black. Was $400 plus paint.
 

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thanks for posting that tourer. but just black? this is two colors ( and i hear Pearl) is more expensive color, so i am thinkn 500$ even if i pulled the fenders/tank off.
 

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Liondog, Two colors with pearl paint involved. All the more reason to have this done professionally. Take some pictures of the bike and then hit the body shops, either in person or online.
 

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wait, their both pearl paint.... wat is abot pearl paint that makes it so exp. and in high demand?

is that much diff. than polar white? i have the grey/polar white in 12'
 

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Piggy backing on this thread, I was looking for opinions on painting a front fender Candy plasma blue. Looks like everyone feels it's necessary to go to a shop to get it done right. Wondering how much you guys would estimate the price would be to paint a nomad front fender (metal currently gloss black) to candy plasma blue to match the 07 900 custom color?
 

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Would imagine just to paint the fender should be a couple of hundred plus the cost of paint. Might save some money if you do the prep yourself.
 

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Thanks Tourer. That’s what I was thinking, around $250 probably plus paint, espescially in North Jersey where everything is more expensive just because. Found the paints and kit on Color Brite. Comes to about $115 so now I’m thinking about giving it a shout myself. Worst case in out there $115 and I still have to have a shop fix it, but I’m thinking my meticulous attention to detail will prevail and it’ll turn out fine.
Anyone have any thoughts on the color brite rattle can kits?
 

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Candy paint usually requires a specific color base coat. Is that the case with this paint. If your handy, give it a shot and paint it yourself. Would not use spray cans. Get a paint gun from Harbor Freight. View some videos on prep, mixing paint, and spraying techniques. Wear a mask. I usually paint my own stuff because learned when I was young. Worked in a body shop. Best scenario, turns out great. Worst, its down to the body shop. Have fun.
 
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