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Anybody Recommend a GOOD Painter?

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Post by 1950 Bobber » Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:19 pm

Hey all...

Looking to get my cherry set of '63-65 3.5 gallon tanks painted in the blue/white scheme.

Can anybody recommend somebody who EXCELLS at getting this done.....sure would be appreciated! $$$ is not a barrier! Thanks :D



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Post by pan50head » Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:07 am

Paint by Gene, near Dash Point. Did an excellent job on some 61 tanks. (253) 874-5073

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Thanks!

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Post by 1950 Bobber » Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:14 am

pan50head wrote:Paint by Gene, near Dash Point. Did an excellent job on some 61 tanks. (253) 874-5073
Would those be YOUR '61 tanks? Thanks for the tip...does he have a web site?

Jim "1950 Bobber"

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Post by pan50head » Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:19 am

http://www.paintbygene.com/

I had him paint a set for a bike that I am restoring for a friend.

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Post by 1950 Bobber » Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:50 am

Tough question, seeing he's done work for you so I'm assuming you know him to some degree, but how would you rate his work?

I'm looking for a deep gloss on some stock colors.

Jim

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Post by steve_wood » Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:37 pm

Jim:

I believe you're in Seattle right? I know of a great painter in Boston, but that might be too far for you.

He did an amazing replication of the hifi blue on my 65 Sportster - it really looked like it came out of the factory in 1965, not out of a modern paint shop. But he can do state-of-the-art competition show paint as well. He's recognized in Boston as the best of the best.

http://www.atlanticcustoms.com
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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:54 pm

Steve,

What kind of fuel are you burning in that Sportster? The inside of the pipes look pretty clean.

beautiful bike!

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Good Painter

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Post by A street » Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:36 pm

Hey Jim, My friend on the island that does all Bob Gage's restoration painting can handle anything besides 21st century fantasy graphics and he also trades to some degree [he's building a Pan by the way]. Try Jack Dow 360-331 5120. Honesty, craftsmanship, reliability, they don't make many like this guy anymore. Hope to see you out here one day Jim, Ro

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Post by 1950 Bobber » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:12 pm

A street wrote:Hey Jim, My friend on the island that does all Bob Gage's restoration painting can handle anything besides 21st century fantasy graphics and he also trades to some degree [he's building a Pan by the way]. Try Jack Dow 360-331 5120. Honesty, craftsmanship, reliability, they don't make many like this guy anymore. Hope to see you out here one day Jim, Ro
RO...MY BUDDY!!!!!

Hey missed you Brother...how the heck are you?

You know, I forgot all about your friend...he's the guy that wanted my wishbone frame? He told me if I wanted anything less than a high quality paint job...he wasn't the man! Glad you responded...I forgot all about him.

Hey Ro...get in touch, will ya? (425) 765-8204 or jfranco@ureach.com

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Post by 1950 Bobber » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:21 pm

steve_wood wrote:Jim:

I believe you're in Seattle right? I know of a great painter in Boston, but that might be too far for you.

He did an amazing replication of the hifi blue on my 65 Sportster - it really looked like it came out of the factory in 1965, not out of a modern paint shop. But he can do state-of-the-art competition show paint as well. He's recognized in Boston as the best of the best.

www.atlanticcustoms.com
Steve,

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL PAINT color and quality!!!!! THANKS very much for responding here. So I see you are East coast!

Where are you from, where do you live (generally speaking!!!) now?

I was born and raised Fall River/New Bedford and moved to Alaska in '93...now in Seattle while my better-half finishes up her last year of a PhD!!

I lived in Dartmouth, Mass. (down near Westport/Mattapoisette/Marion) just before I left for Alaska in '93....

Hey thanks again....I think between YOU, RO and pan50head, you guys have given me what I need to get the paint job done!!!!!

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Post by steve_wood » Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:11 pm

Jim:

I'm Canadian military. I was at Hanscom AFB for four years, but now I'm posted back to Canada. Rural Nova Scotia to be precise. Lots of wonderful roads, but square root of zero for motorcycle shops.

Bob at Atlantic Customs is a true master. The pictures don't do it any justice at all.

The pictures were taken just after the rebuild and before firing the engine. The pipes now have a nice black coating inside and just a bit of blueing on the outside.

steve

1950 Bobber

Well!

#12

Post by 1950 Bobber » Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:30 pm

steve_wood wrote:Jim:

I'm Canadian military. I was at Hanscom AFB for four years, but now I'm posted back to Canada. Rural Nova Scotia to be precise. Lots of wonderful roads, but square root of zero for motorcycle shops.

Bob at Atlantic Customs is a true master. The pictures don't do it any justice at all.

The pictures were taken just after the rebuild and before firing the engine. The pipes now have a nice black coating inside and just a bit of blueing on the outside.

steve
Well Steve, you were welcomed in my part of the country...we Northern Yankees have always enjoyed a great relationship with our Canadian neighbors!

Thanks for all.

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