Are Factory Custom and aftermarket paint jobs repairable? I get asked that a lot. Truth is, yes they are. Here are some facts, Harley Davidson, American Iron Horse, Big Dog, Thunder Mountain and many other manufacturers and custom bike builders have one thing in common. They are known for their awesome paint jobs. However, finding someone to fix these paint jobs when they get damaged is often hard to do, if at all, and usually takes weeks and months and at astronomical costs. Part of the reason is the techniques used and the amount of overlays and tint tricks each company uses to make their paintjob unique, make matching thesecolors quite a chore. Most paint and body shops are usually not equipped in matching them for a number of reasons.
4. Most dealerships would rather sell new parts mostly because they ususlly don't have anybody or just out of convenience.
1. Except for Factory stock paint jobs which have a specific paint code that can be cross refererenced to mix colors, custom paints have a different chemistry that is specific to this industry and therefore cannot be matched using standard production mixing tints.
2. A computerized paint scanner is not designed to scan multiple fades and techniques.
3. Most custom paint shops would rather just paint the whole project over rather than fool with trying to repair a small area.
At QuickDraw Design we specialize in repairing and matching all manner of custom paint jobs both factory and aftermarket and that includes, Pin Striping, Graphics and Airbrush work. We use the same products and techniques that the factory uses. No job is too small. We also do referral work for House of Kolor on the east coast for resolving paint problems, application techniques and trouble shooting. So, no matter what the problem is if you have a hard to match paint job or repair situation that no one else wants to fix or can't, give us a call. That's what we do.
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