Two years on, and I still love my first bike (The Yammie thundercat), however the paint has clearly suffered in the hands of a beginner. There are a few scrapes on the fairings from a couple of drops and badly positionned luggage straps. Not mentionning a couple of cracks and stone chips.
I called Sudden Impact and they quoted £800 (!!!) for a full respray. My usual garage (poleposition) started doing paint jobs recently and quoted me £500… I am not asking for any fancy graphics, just repairing cracks and repainting the same color. To be honest, given the overall value of the bike this is still too dear.
So my questions are:
1- Are these normal prices? Can car paintshops perform the same job (and cheaper?) If so can you recommend any names in and around London? (bike/car paintshops, guy in his shed, etc…)
2- Is this a job you can do yourself in your bathroom? I think I can easily weld the cracks, but I have no idea on how difficult painting is.