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Cost to Paint a R1100S?

I've stumbled across a low mileage, but neglected, '99 R1100S with paint damage on both sides. What would it cost for a body shop to repaint all the body panels in a single stock color (Night Black)? I'm trying to estimate costs to bring the bike back to decide if she is worth saving.

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Impossible to estimate based on what info you've provided. Best to take the panels to several shops and ask for estimates.
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Thanks. I was hoping for a response from someone who has had one painted. I am trying to guestimate what it would take to do a stock paint job (we know what a R1100S looks like) before purchasing the bike. If I decide to buy the bike, I would take the panels around for actual quotes.

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Krylon is going for $5.81 a can on Amazon... $15 bucks ought to do it... There was a low mileage neglected R1100S in Little Rock for around $2k is this the one you are looking at?
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had a few parts professionally painted, good estimate in my area for all the panels on a S would be 400-500 paint isn't cheap.
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Under a grand. You do disassembly.
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I had a local shop paint my K bike, including three pieces of luggage. I pulled it apart and removed all emblems, they repaired two cracks in the fiberglass, and repaired one mounting screw home. I did it in Nissan Ice Cube Blue metallic, was $800 total. I'm guessing a R bike would be much cheaper because there are fewer pieces. It's also cheaper if you aren't changing color since you don't have to paint the backs. I worked with shop and dropped off piece when I was out of town for 10 days, they worked on it at their pace.
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I spent a good part of my youth working in a body shop and people comming by with motorcycle parts was not unusual. One of the biggest factors in cost is the condition of the panels/tank and how much prep work is involved. Also the expectations of the customer; some wanted a scuff and shoot others wanted signifcantly more. If you want to minimize cost I'd suggest prepping the parts yourself by thouroughly sanding starting with 220 grit and working up to 600 removing all imperfections, if all is good then sealing and painting would be all thats needed. If not then priming and sanding again would be necessary. Also be willing to wait until they are shooting a car black and they could do the bike parts at the same time. Shops will usually work with you. Otherwise, as I said earlier, best to get estimates. The experience of someone else will not necessarily be yours. "Under a grand" is the most realistic price range mentioned.
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Thanks, everyone. Your input is helpful.

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I had a local shop paint my K bike, including three pieces of luggage. I pulled it apart and removed all emblems, they repaired two cracks in the fiberglass, and repaired one mounting screw home. I did it in Nissan Ice Cube Blue metallic, was $800 total. I'm guessing a R bike would be much cheaper because there are fewer pieces. It's also cheaper if you aren't changing color since you don't have to paint the backs. I worked with shop and dropped off piece when I was out of town for 10 days, they worked on it at their pace.
This is a good estimate. As a comparison, I had a body shop paint a k12rs completely for $480. This was for just the panels, not the bags. I took all the panels off and fixed a couple cracks. The shop did all the prep, painting, and clear coating. Short answer is that it isn't much to have a bike look brand new. BTW, I had a local shop make the vinyl decals for about $50.
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